The Football Club Owners Association of Nigeria (Club Owners) have described the recent conferment of award of Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) on the General Manager of Rivers United FC Chief Okey Kpalukwu as commendable, well deserved and excellently meritorious.
Chief Kpalukwu bagged Doctor of Philosophy in Political & Administrative Science from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Rivers state University Port Harcourt.
The Rivers United boss who is a front line member of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria is also a ranking Director of the League Management Company (LMC).
In a congratulatory message to Dr. Kpalukwu, Club Owners described him as one of the longest serving football club administrators in Nigeria, whose contributions to the growth and development of football in Rivers State and Nigeria at large cannot be over emphasized.
The Association stressed that his attainment of a higher educational qualification has further placed bigger task on his shoulders, as an ambassador of the Club Owners in the academic field as well as more responsibilities as a known personality in the football industry.
The congratulatory message jointly signed by the Chairman Barr. Isaac Danladi and the Executive secretary Alloy Chukwuemeka charged Chief Kpalukwu to use his present academic height to bring more innovations and solutions to advance the course of football administration in Nigeria.
‘As a responsible and responsive Association, we rejoice with you on this high academic achievement and assure you that we will continue to recognize your personality in all our toasts as a worthy ambassador, in the true spirit of sportsmanship,’ the statement read in part.