Guinness, proud sponsors of the Nigeria Super Eagles has concluded plans to fly 10 fans across Nigeria to Calabar to support the Super Eagles in their quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Stephen Keshi-tutored Super Eagles will on Saturday, November 16 host the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia at U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar after securing a 2-1 away win in the first leg of the World Cup qualifier in Addis Ababa last month.
According to Marketing and Innovation Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Austin Ufomba, the move to garner support for the Super Eagles is aimed at Guinness’ belief in the ability of the team to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians with their heroic exploits.
“We will be flying 10 Nigerians across the country to Calabar to cheer the Eagles up as they seal qualification for the World Cup. This is our way of galvanising support for the Super Eagles because they are made of more. We are reloading our support for the team by giving out 1000 free tickets to fans to watch the team live in the stadium. We are definitely set to fly with the Eagles to Brazil 2014 and we are sure this dream will be a success,” Ufomba said.
He added that: “Guinness believed in the team during their quest at the 2013 African Nations Cup in South Africa despite the low confidence in the team from some quarters. We designed the world’s largest jersey to support the team when they were going for the tournament and they lived up to our expectation by winning the trophy.”
It would be recalled that Guinness rewarded Super Eagles strikers Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike with $2,000 each for their goals when the Eagles defeated the Flames of Malawi 2-0 in Calabar to qualify for the last round of the African qualifiers as well as $4,000 to the team for the two goals scored by Emmanuel Emenike during the first leg in Addis Ababa.