Warri United football club unveiled in Delta

A new football team, Warri United Football Club, has been unveiled in Warri, Delta State.

Unveiling the new football club during a press conference at the Octagon and Waterfront Place in Warri on Saturday, Dr Louis Brown Ogbeifun on behalf of the Board of Directors of the club and other football enthusiasts in the state, disclosed that the WUFC is woven around community ownership.

According to him, “WUFC was established as a legal entity with the Corporate Affairs Commission in August 2021 and in line with the CFF framework as a Community Ownership Football Club to create a culture of football density at the grassroots that will be commercially viable”.

Ogbeifun who is the President of the Warri United Club, and the Chairman of the Stephen Keshi Football and Vocational Centre, Obazuwa, explained that “the new football club would be community-based because football has become a culture of the people”.

He noted that football culture is typified by all and sundry playing football everywhere there is any little space explaining that “within the clusters of those playing the game are embedded different ethnic groups reinforcing that football speaks an undiluted universal language that unifies”.

Ogbefun, a former Team Manager, who led the NNPC football team to three consecutive Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games, and former Chairman of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games, said the club’s board of trustees had adopted the Motto; “The Club, the people, and their culture” because football has a cultural expression that acts as a cohesive force that binds people of all ages, gender, and races together.

He added, “Football, like culture as a way of life, shows a common, shared interest and aspiration. That is why football is synonymous with the concept of a team with a sense of discipline and unifying commonality.

“Therefore, we hope that Warri shall again soon experience the love for the game as those days of the Jaramaes, the NPA FC, the NNPC FC, and the NEPA FC.”

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