Non-League outfit, Makurdi MatchRoom FC, has entered the record books as the first Nigerian club to have multiple advertisements on its jersey.
The jersey for the 2020 football season, which was recently unveiled displays logos of sponsors and partners of the club.
Leading logistics provider, OverXpress, Nigeria’s leading football website, Score Nigeria, branding outfit, Awesome Creations, leading e-commerce brand, NAARYA STORES, JES CAFE & BAKERY as well as top PR agency, MatchRoom Sports and Media Limited have their logos on the Jersey.
MatchRoom FC, fondly called “Makurdi Zebras” presently competes in the Fiidi Grassroots League, a 12-team non league, in Makurdi, Benue State.
Speaking on the unveiling of the Jersey, President of the club, Ojeikere Aikhoje, said:
“Branding is significant in football. This is the first in Nigeria and we are proud to pioneer this initiative despite our position in non-league football.
“We were able to convince Nigerian brand owners to use our jerseys as mobile billboards to showcase their brands.
“Our desire is to see a new trend to attract sponsors and fans to clubs.
“As a team based in Benue State, Hello Benue equally found a place to sell the state to the world”. MatchRoom FC is second on the log in the Fiidi Grassroots League, in Makurdi, Benue State.