NPFL Signs Multi-Year Sponsorship Deal With Bitnob


The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), managed by the League Management Company (LMC) has signed a multi-year partnership deal with Bitnob, a company on a mission to redefine how financial services are built and delivered leveraging the bitcoin network.

The unveiling ceremony was held at the luxury Radisson Blu Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Bernard Parah, the CEO of Bitnob said the partnership is a vehicle to reach the people who need their solutions in business and wealth creation and at the same time provide the company the opportunity to contribute to the development of the domestic league which is a national asset.

The CEO of Bitnob, Bernard Parah (centre)

“This partnership takes us to the people that need our solutions and helps us work with the NPFL to develop our league for more possibilities,” Parah said.

“Bitcoin, just like football, is about hope, oneness, and freedom, and at Bitnob, we are excited to be making this happen to inspire hope and showcase possibilities in our own league. If we don’t believe in what is ours, then who will?”

After signing the contract, Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko described the partnership as a marriage of football and technology which is critical to the next phase of global football.

The Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko, speaks during unveiling ceremony

“We are excited to see young minds choosing to invest in the growth and development of our domestic league,” said LMC Chairman Dikko.

“Football is a major passion point in the country, and we believe that the marriage of football and technology is critical to the next phase of football in our nation.”

In attendance for the unveiling were Amaju Pinnick, the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Davidson Owumi, CEO of LMC, Salihu Abubakar, COO of LMC, Danladi Isaac, Chairman of NPFL Club Owners Association and Harry Iwuala, LMC Head of Special Projects.

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, speaks during unveiling ceremony

“The NFF will be totally protective of this partnership and ensure that Bitnob get all the leverages they deserved,” NFF President Amaju Pinnick said at the unveiling ceremony.

Bitnob has established itself as a trailblazer and a company that sits at the cutting edge of leveraging bitcoin to solve everyday problems. With this partnership, Bitnob further strengthens this core belief by going where no one else in their industry has gone.

The Bitnob team included Adenale Osideinde, the COO, Isioma Onyegikei, Head of Customer Experience, Abubakar Nur Khalil, Recursive Capital, an investor in Bitnob.


Chidi Nwoke/NPFL.

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