MasterCard Cardholders Win Trips to Wembley for Champions League Finals

By The Citizen

For making use of their MasterCard debit card in transactions, four lucky MasterCard cardholders have been rewarded with an all-expense-paid trip to Wembley, England to watch this year's UEFA Champions League (UEFA CL) final match between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund live on May 25.

Idowu Obasa, Obiora Oke, Temple Wenah and Adebola Diya, top customers who used their MasterCard cards regularly during the promotion period, emerged winners of the fabulous trips to London.

Omokehinde Ojomuyide, Vice President and Area Business Head, West Africa, MasterCard, said: 'MasterCard is moving at this time to connect with its cardholders at their passion point. The game of football has a mass followership across the world just like MasterCard is in use everywhere in the world, and as global sponsors of the UEFA Champions League, we always want our cardholders to experience the final match in a memorable way.'

In addition to the winners' trip to Wembley, she said, MasterCard will also replicate an exhilarating viewing experience by bringing football enthusiasts together to enjoy the game live with a chance to relax and network. 'We shall also be hosting 500 other winners and their partners to a grand viewing ceremony at the Eko Hotel & Suites. We are equally bringing notable names in the game to interact with these soccer fans and answer questions on issues that are dear to them,' Ojomuyide said.

Mr. Obasa, one of the winners, expressed joy at the opportunity to watch the UEFA Champions League live. His words: 'My wife and I are truly excited about this, first because it came unexpectedly; and second because we are going to have the kind of fun we have not had for a long time. We are very grateful to MasterCard. We have seen also that this is truly above the line, so every time I pinch myself to say 'this is true,'.'

The 2012/13 European football season is set to climax this weekend with the UEFA Champions League final billed for the birthplace of soccer, England on May 25. The famous Wembley Stadium will be hosting the first all German final in the history of Europe's elite competition. This partly explains why this year's final showdown is generating so much excitement around the world among soccer followers.