Chief Gabriel Chukwumah, the former first vice-president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and erstwhile President of Gabros International, Nnewi, has sensationally taken back his club, His club was purported to have been bought/taken over by Chief. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah and renamed FC IfeanyiUbah, which participated in recently concluded 2014/2015 Nigeria Football season.
In a strong worded letters sent to both (NFF) and League Management Company (LMC) and copied to Anambra State Football Association as well as the Corporate Affairs Commission, Chief Chukwumah revealed that the celebrated sale/takeover of Gabros International had collapsed due to the inability of Chief Ubah to keep to the terms of agreement.
Chukwumah said: “I want to use this medium to apologise to the teeming fans of Gabros International around the world to forgive me regarding the shady manner with which the issue of sale/take over of the club was handled. I had wanted something better for the club, players and fans but unfortunately I was disappointed because the arrangement couldn’t work the way I expected.
“However, I am assuring the fans that with my experience, I will reorganise the club to regain its lost glory now that I have taken back my club and the management. We shall start competing again as Gabros International,” Chief Chukwuma said.
The Nnewi high chief also released the club programme as preparation for 2015/2016 football season hots up.
We scooped that apart from entering into a lucrative joint partnership/ sponsorship deal with two top European clubs which will see the clubs providing eighty percent (80%) of the cost of running the team. Negotiation has also been opened with a top Argentine coach, Marios Rodriguez to tinker the team for the coming season while former Ekiti United coach Innocent Agbana had been contacted to work as assistant to the South American coach.
Chief Chukwumah also said he would be recalling all his players that played for FC Ifeanyiubah last season, as they remain properties of Gabros International.
“I formed this club and have laboured over the years spending billions of my hard earned money to keep the club afloat, from playing in the old professional division one to when we were relegated to the lower division down to amateur league and then to gaining successive promotions back to the Premier League. I will never sit back and watch the club slipped into oblivion.”
Chief Chukwumah went further to invite all talented super players between the ages of 17-22 who has what it takes to compete in tough Nigeria Premier League to report for open screening which has been exclusively fixed to commence on Thursday 10th December 2015 under the watchful eyes of coach Agbana. The venue remains Gabros International Stadium, Beverly Hills, Nnewi in Anambra State.