The Stanbic IBTC Group has announced the renewal of its sponsorship of the Higher Institutions Football League, which was established in 2018.
The renewal by the banking group, which will run for five years, till 2023 was announced at the sponsorship MoU signing ceremony held at Stanbic IBTC headquarters in Lagos.
The bank said that the sponsorship is in tandem with the company’s determination to help grow and develop a vibrant and productive youth population.
Stanbis also stated that its involvement is informed by the need to engage the youth and help foster unity among them as the future leaders using sports, a major passion point for that segment, as a platform.
Sam Ocheho, Head, Global Markets, Stanbic IBTC Bank, who signed on behalf of the bank, said the financial institution was very impressed with the organization of the maiden edition of the league, hence the renewal.
“We are very impressed with the organization of the league last year. We saw great promise and are proud to have a part of the success story. That is why we have decided to continue with the sponsorship.
“We want to be there for the long haul and we remain determined to contribute to the growth and development of the youth through the development of campus sport, with football as the lynchpin,” Ochedo stated.
Responding, Director, PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing, owner of the HiFL franchise, Sola Fijabi, thanked the financial institution and its leadership team for the sponsorship of the league in 2018 and the renewal for 2019 and beyond.