Group Managing Director, Mr. Chika Ikenga announced on Thursday that Eunisell will extend the brand’s involvement in the domestic premier league with the launch of ‘Eunisell Boots’, a prestigious award that recognises the domestic premier league’s top-scoring player.
Kano Pillars’ striker, Junior Lokosa who scored 19 goals in the just concluded season is expected to win the inaugural award for the 2017/2018 season which will be made in Lagos, this year.
Eunisell first became involved in the domestic premier league in 2015 and recently entered the record books as the first club sponsor in Nigeria to achieve four consecutive seasons – Eunisell is the Rivers United FC sponsor.
Ikenga stressed that the initiative is confirmation of the company’s commitment to the development and increased interest in Nigerian football.
“Too often we lose sight of the importance of the domestic league and its players, opting instead to follow the European and UK leagues for example. What we forget is that a significant percentage of those talented players are Nigerians who started their careers at home in the local league – and even more remarkable, is the fact that our young stars rise to the top here and abroad without having had the benefit of local academies or sponsors in
their formative years.”
Ikenga continued, “It’s time we got behind our Nigerian league, Nigerian clubs and Nigerian players and recognise their incredible talent, the contribution they make to the game and their achievements. The prestigious trophy and value of the Eunisell Boots award will spur players into performing better we believe and we are indeed proud to be associated with our home-grown stars.”