'WE’RE PROUD OF EAGLES'
M anaging Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, Devlin Hainsworth, has disclosed that the leading beer company in Nigeria renewed its sponsorship contract of the Super Eagles for another two years based on the absolute confidence that the team will soon bounce back and rule the African football firmament.
The elated MD said during the contract signing at the Guinness Headquarters in Lagos that the Eagles need the support of every Nigerian fan at this time.
'Guinness, in keeping with our stature as the first choice beer of football fans, Guinness® has been an ardent supporter of and significant investor in the NFF, the Super Eagles and the nation's millions of football fans for over a decade,' Hainsworth said. 'We have remained consistent in our belief in the team through thick and thin and like true fans we will not give up confidence that our team will live our dream and deliver those powerful performance as it once did.
We have renewed our sponsorship to demonstrate our support for the Super Eagles as they strive for greatness and embark on a new chapter in their journey to reclaim their status among the elite teams in the World and take their place at the table of footballing men!
'We are excited about this announcement and call on all Nigerians to stand for building our team and restoring the Super Eagles to their rightful place in world football.'
The contract which was signed on Monday in Lagos makes Guinness the highest partner to the Nigeria Football Federation.
The sponsorship deal also include that the beverage company will organise, at least, one annual Guinness the Match with a country that is ranked between one to 10 in the world to confront the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The head of marketing in the Nigeria Football Federation, Idris Adama, who confirmed the singing of the multimillion Naira contracts with Guinness said that the contract had gone to prove to their critics that the football house is not lying low and doing nothing about getting sponsors for Nigeria Football.
He noted that the new relationship with Guinness Nigeria will, indeed, go a long way to boosting the Nations football and lifting it to the enviable position that Nigerians desire.