Enugu Rangers are the current champions of Nigeria Professional Football (NPFL). The team's matches were broadcasted more on SuperSports last season.
Rangers pulled in over 52, 000 spectators at the final league match at Nnamdi Azikwe stadium Enugu. The team recorded an average of 17,000 spectators per match... and several of their post on Twitter and facebook went viral on the social media last season. Yet, the club started the 2016/ 17 season without a shirt sponsor.
Shirt Sponsorship oppttortunities are also available in Kano Pillars, Enyimba, Lobi Star, FC IfeanyiUbah... and these are top flight clubs in Nigeria.
FC IfeanyiUbah is also playing at the continental level and has the potentials to win more fans, especially in the south-East Nigeria.
FC IfeanyiUbah has positioned themselves as the only true Nigerian global club. They have a Japanese coach, Brazilians as well as players from other African countries... The potential of the club's fame going global is so real. Yet, no brand has taken advantage of these glearing potentials.
Kano Pillars and Enyimba International have become chronic contenders for NPFL title each season. Perhaps, the duo are the most actively followed clubs in Nigeria presently.
Kano Pillars won the Nigerian elite league for three straight seasons from 2011 to 2013 season. The club have recorded the most consistent attendance of an average of 18,000 spectators in the last five seasons. Kano pillars has also recorded the largest number of human billboards wearing their replica jerseys and other merchandise items, especially in northern Nigeria and Abuja.
Kano Pillars were previously sponsored by BUA, but are presently playing the new league season without a Shirt sponsor.
Enyimba International is the most successful club in Nigeria. The only club that have ever won Caf Champions league in the country... and they won it back to back in 2003 and 2004. The Aba based club have long beaten the 15, 000 average spectators per match. The potentials of sponsoring the"People's Elephant" is so great.
Nigeria has the largest football market in Africa, estimated to be about 80 million active football consumers, most of them passionately following the English Premiership and other popular European leagues. But with the kind of revival going on, more people are turning their interest towards NPFL.
The Nigerian pro league has crossed the average of 5000 spectators per match in 2016... now working to reach or surpass the15, 000 mark in 2020. There are lots of benefits brands can derive direct or indirectly by associating with these NPFL top flight clubs. One of them is the goodwill that will cause the sporting community in Nigeria to prefer your products and services among competing brands.