Nigeria National League side Vandrezzer FC has announced they will relocate from Akwa Ibom State to Lagos following reported issues of ‘frustration’ by the state government.
In a press statement issued by the club on Wednesday, Nigeria’s most followed club on social media said move is to strategically position the club as a global football brand and also attract partnership from the business community in Lagos.
“Vandrezzer Football Club (VFC) has concluded plans to relocate from Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, to Lagos State, South West Nigeria.
“The move, in line with VFC’s strategic business plan to further position the club as a global football brand, is the result of research into the impact of the club’s customer engagement, communication and media deployment strategy, which showed that more than 60% of VFC Followers are based in Lagos.
“Moving to Lagos presents an opportunity for these fans and followers and other football fans to experience football the special VFC way and become a part of the ever-expanding global VFC family – the most followed club on social media in Nigeria and the 37th most followed club in Africa.
“It also gives VFC the opportunity to showcase its unique football platform to the business community in Lagos – the Economic heartbeat of the country – for partnerships towards business and brand development benefits for everyone,” the club statement read.
The Athletic NG on Saturday reported that the club will leave Akwa Ibom State following ‘frustrations’ by the Akwa Ibom State Government after the club requested to have full control of the Ikot Ekpene Township Stadium.
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