Friday, 19 February 2016

ABS FC, Dolphins of Port Harcourt renamed

The New logo of Dolphins Fc now Rivers United FC
Dolphins football club of Port Harcourt have officially changed their name to Rivers United FC, The League management company confirmed.
The confirmation was made via their Twitter handle on Thursday evening following a request by the Rivers State government.

The League management company tweeted “Dolphins Football Club now Rivers United Football Club.”
The LMC granted the name change based on the fact it doesn’t cause any threat to national unity and also abided with community identity, supporters’ followership and boost commercial interest of the League.
The state government is not capable of sponsoring two state teams at the same time ( Sharkes and Dolphs) as the economy situation of the country is not smiling, so they decided to marge them.
Not only have they been renamed, they have also adopted new logo which bears the sameness of both teams and also some player from Sharks have now signed on for Rivers United.
In case you are interested in owning a club, one is now available, as the state government have decided to put Sharks on sale although they are in National League.
In the same vein the new management of National League Side Abubakar Bukola Saraki Ilorin Football Club under the leadership of Mr Seni Saraki have unvelled  it's plans to restructure the former Nigeria Premier League giant killers, to make it conform professionally in line with world class football club management standard and international best practices .
Seni Saraki, Chairman, ABS Ilorin FC

In what it termed ' A New Dawn' for football in Kwara and Nigeria, the chairman of the Club Mr Seni Saraki in a statement announced a new management structure for the Saraki owned club and unveiled a new logo to demonstrate the new face of the Ilorin based professional side.
The new ABS Ilorin FC logo

Under the new arrangement, the Club is now to be known as ABS Ilorin Football club, with the general manager Alloy Chukwuemeka as the Director of Football, while Mr Bidemi Bamgboye is the new technical director.

Mr Seni Saraki who is the youngest chairman  of a Professional football clubside in the whole World, said the management had taken the last six months to critically analyze the back room and playing staff and have proceeded to make mass changes with the appointment of a  new head coach to be named next week.

"It is a new dawn for football in Kwara, and football in Nigeria. This club will be at the heart of the community and a vehicle of hope for all youths  in Kwara and beyond" - Saraki Said


Meanwhile the Club is set to resume next week ahead of the new season as preparation and general screening and camping is to commence under a new technical team.
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