Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Benue Hands Over Lobi To Edewor’s Consortium

Lobi Stars has become the first Globacom Premier League side in history to fall under the management of private individuals after the Benue State handed over its administration to a consortium.
The event of the handing over was held in Makurdi, Benue State on Tuesday (yesterday) when the governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, handed over the administration of the side to Barrister Richard Edewor.
It is understood that the deal between the Benue State governor and businessman Edewor would run for between three and five years as a lease before the club is handed back to the former.
Already, the structure at the club is believed to have been mapped out with Edewor as chairman while former Sunshine Stars’ chief, Kasali Obanoyen, is primed to take up the position of vice chairman.
Former vice chairman of the club, Dominic Iorfa, has been handed the responsibility of team manager based on his experience as a footballer in the past.
Already the club has splashed millions to lure several actors in the Globacom Premier League to Makurdi and that includes former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Garba Lawal, Bulgarian coach, Mitko Dobrev as well as Seun Falodun, John Agbawu and Olumide Ojedeji, all from Sunshine Stars and Kingsley Odoh from FC Abuja among others.
The plan of Edewor is to run the Premier League outfit in a professional manner like what obtains in top clubs across Europe, where club football is regarded as big business.
Edewor is a businessman whose concerns stretches into fishing, shipping and construction.

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