Nissan woos fans with free tickets to UEFA Champions League Final

By The Citizen

Multinational automotive Nissan manufacturer has appealed to local football fans to take advantage of the company's marketing appendage from now till April 25 to win tickets to the forthcoming UEFA Champions League Final in Milan - Italy.

Stallion NMN, the official Nissan custodian in Nigeria which made this pronouncement in Lagos said the initiative was part of the company's global sports' sponsorship plans to ignite astonishing moments of fans' excitement at Europe's most prestigious football competition - UEFA Champions League Final 2016.

To win a chance to experience the excitement of walking the pitch as a Centre Circle Carrier during the final of the UEFA Champions League, Stallion NMN urged prospective fans to simply (I) take a selfie or photo shot with friends that captures their football passion and support for UEFA Champions League; (2) share the photo @NissanNigeria Facebook page with #NissanChampion and #NissanNigeria.

While adding that multiple entries could increase individual chance of winning, the Nissan custodian said: 'By also tagging your friends in the post increases your chances of winning two tickets to the UCL Cup Final that is schedule for Milan - Italy on May 28.

'All entries in the competition will be featured in the Nissan #UCL Road to the Final Creative Design Campaign,' the campaign affirmed.

Nissan is an official partner of the UEFA Champions League through 2017/2018 season and the UEFA Super Cups 2016 and 2017.

Nissan brings a whole load of innovation and creativity to the UEFA Champions League partnership, bringing their forward-thinking approach that’s employed in everything they do.

The coming together of Nissan and the UEFA Champions League also comes with innovative excitement, genius football and a pitch full of fun.

Nissan is continuing her partnership with official Nissan UEFA Champions League ambassadors: Andrés Iniesta, Thiago Silva, Yaya Touré and Max Meyer for the 2015/16 season. This will cover various activities from appearing in Nissan TV and print commercials, personal appearances and other activations throughout the year.

About Nissan Motor Co
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013.

Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at

About Nissan in Africa
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. supplies innovative and exciting cars across the hatchback, SUV, sedan and pickup segments in Africa.  Nissan has three operational hubs on the continent: Egypt and South Africa – both of which have long established factories - and Nigeria. The Nigeria plant is the result of a partnership between Nissan and local Stallion Group, formed after the government introduced new policies to stimulate the local industry. Production of the first Nissan vehicles started in April 2014. In doing so Nissan became the first OEM automaker to build cars in Nigeria. Nissan is revitalising its sales network and expanding its product range in many countries with launches of new vehicles like the award-winning Qashqai and X-Trail.

The Nissan LEAF is Africa's first electric vehicle, bringing zero emissions motoring to the continent. In 2014 the Datsun brand returned to Africa with the launch of the Datsun GO in South Africa. Nissan is targeting significant growth on the continent. In fiscal year 2013 the company sold nearly 110,000 units in Africa. Under its Africa Growth strategy, Nissan is targeting a 10% market share in Africa by 2017 with sales of 200,000 units.

About Nissan in Nigeria
Nissan has a strong presence in Nigeria through its partnership with the Stallion Group. Assembly of the Nissan Patrol, Almera, NP300 and Urvan takes place at Stallion's VON manufacturing plant in Lagos. The plant complements Nissan's established manufacturing hub at its South African operation, which supplies kits for assembly of the NP300 in Nigeria. Nissan distribution is through its sole Nigerian distributor, Stallion NMN, a subidiary of the Stallion Group. There are currently 11 Nissan dealerships  located in  Nigeria's six geopolitical zones, with a notable presence in Abuja, Victoria Island, Lagos and Port-Harcourt. Nissan currently enjoys a 10% market share in Nigeria with FY2014 sales of  5,410 units. It is targeting a 13% market share in FY2015.