Lobi stars Football club of Markudi that was founded in the 1981 who won the first ever League in 1999 and where crowned league champion this season.
And last Tuesday night the won the Super Cup by beating Rangers to a lone goal.
Associazione Sportiva Roma, commonly referred to as simply AS Roma, is a professional Italian football club based in Rome .
The pride pride of Benue caught the attention of the of a top flight club in Europe after winning the Super Cup on Tuesday night.
The top flight club AS Roma who officially wrote in their twitter handle congratulated Lobi stars Fc as their African team of the week.
The alliance of the Italian club to Nigeria football started months back which the relationship dates back to Roma’s upset of FC Barcelona in the Champions League last spring following the win .
A video of Nigerian radio presenter Mark Otabor calling the match’s final minutes went viral on Twitter and caught the eye of the Roma.
Blown away by the passion, Paul Rogers, Roma’s head of digital and social media, remembers that as the minute the club decided to support Nigeria in the World Cup.
“Even Jim Pallotta, the club’s owner, was blown away by the passion from Mark in the video and [he] actually emailed him personally to thank him and wish him luck with his work,” he said.
From that day on, Roma was Nigeria’s biggest fan and started to post content supporting the national team on its social channels
The club, which is known for its quirky social media personality, saw instant engagement and results from its Nigeria-focused content.
And also it could be recalled that Sadiq Umar, Abdullahi Nura both from Kaduna State were actually two players who played in AS Roma before they were shipped out on loan.