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Monday, 26 August 2013 22:56

Chief Mike Umeh: Afripol Person of the Month

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Chief Mike Umeh: Afripol Person of the Month Chief Mike Umeh: Afripol Person of the Month

Chief Mike Umeh, the First vice President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has played and continues to exert an important and invaluable role in Nigerian sports activities especially in football games competitions.  Chief Mike Umeh is in the vanguard of football development and has devoted a good portion of his life in the promotion of football games and competitions in Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.


Since the apogee days of Rangers International of Enugu, to the preliminary days of Green Eagles, he has supported the players and sports organizations with his resources and fraternal  counsel. It will be a great omission when history of Nigerian sports is written without the juggernaut role played by Umeh is not  boldly outlined. His propelling  ceaseless energy has helped in the upliftment and growth of football competitions in our great country Nigeria.


Chief Mike Umeh, Ume-ozodinobi Amichi has cultivated a powerful philosophy that stipulates and emphasis that success comes out of hard work. His hard work and subsequent success does not end only in sports; he is also a successful business executive and industrialist in his own right.


When he won and became First vice Presidency of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), every sports lover in Nigeria was happy to hear that such a man of great talent, caliber and integrity has landed the position. Umeh was not an ordinary observer but also an incessant hard worker that played a critical role in making our national pride - The Super Eagles a better and more productive team. We all can see for our self the success of Super Eagles with victory they scored with the winning of the 2013 African Nations Cup title in South Africa. His business and management acumen, experience and strategic vision cannot be overemphasis which aided in propelling The Super Eagles to a higher dimension.


Chief Mike Umeh deserved a tribute and congratulation on the role he played in making sure that The Super Eagles were able to deliver in South Africa.  Chief Umeh believes that victory is the bellwether for measuring success.


Chief Mike Umeh (R) presenting the 2013 AFCON trophy Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke .

Speaking about the Super Eagles before the victory in South Africa he said, “It would not be enough to say I want to see them in the semi-final or final. There is no other way of measuring hard work than success. That means it’s the trophy or nothing.” This speaks volume and shows what the man is made up of.


Emeka   Chiakwelu, Principal Policy Strategist at AFRIPOL, has described Chief Umeh as a “visionary leader and sports strategist, who is always ready to make the paradigm shift for greater good of the community especially in the calculus , dynamics and sociology of football. This is what I called a true and enduring leadership.”


Chief Mike Umeh, Ume-ozodinobi Amichi believes in hard work, commitment and playing by the rules. Therefore for his unflinching commitment to Nigerian football and his endeavor to the upliftment  of our collective vision of sport's victory in Nigeria, the board and staff of AFRIPOL chose CHIEF MIKE UMEH as the AFRIPOL PERSON OF THE MONTH.


Africa Political & Economic Strategic Center (AFRIPOL) is foremost a public policy center whose fundamental objective is to broaden the parameters of public policy debates in Africa. To advocate, promote and encourage free enterprise, democracy, sustainable green environment, human rights, conflict resolutions, transparency and probity in Africa.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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