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SPORTS: AS ROMA SIGNS PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION


AS Roma has revealed that they signed a three-year deal enabling them to partner with the Nigerian Football Federation.

This deal was signed in Abuja and this deal will help the club work with the NFF to help develop youths, Digital media initiatives and football administration. The Nigeria Football Federation will also help with the development of Roma’s initiatives in the country.

Massimo Tarantino, the Head of Academy for AS Roma, said that the partnership is an important one for both the club and country.

Manolo Zubiria, who is the Chief Global Sporting Officer at AS Roma also had this to say...

“This promises to be an exciting and ground-breaking partnership for both parties. This club is known throughout football for having one of the most accomplished youth development programs in the world and in recent years, Roma has developed more players who’ve gone on to play professionally than any other club in Italy."

Amaju Pinnick, the President of NFF, was happy with the partnership...

“We are excited about this unique partnership with AS Roma. We have put in a lot of work to move our federation into a globally recognized space and the fact that Roma chose to partner with Nigeria over any other federation in Africa is an indicator of how much respect our brand and this country has in the world of international football."


Manolo Zubiria also said this about Nigeria...

“Nigeria is a real football nation and we’re looking forward to sharing best practices in elite talent development and football business and administration with the Nigeria Football Federation. We’re also open to working with the N.F.F and their partners to assess the feasibility of one day opening an official AS Roma academy in Nigeria.”

Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, NFF first vice-president, Barr. Seyi Akinwumi, 2nd vice-president, Shehu Dikko, AS Roma’s Head of Academy Massimo Tarantino, Ighodalo Ifada, Head of Africa, Sport front and Paul Rogers, Head of Strategy at Roma were all present for the signing.

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