To further support the growth of Nigerian football, MTN Nigeria has welcomed the team led by the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick. Pinnick paid a courtesy visit to the corporate head office of MTN Nigeria in appreciation of the telco giant’s immense contributions to the Super Eagles’ qualification for 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers.
MTN Nigeria provided two boats and seven crew members in addition to insurance policy covers required for the team to embark on the national engagement.
The team, headed by their coach, Gernot Rohr, docked at the Falomo jetty in Ikoyi, Lagos, courtesy of MTN Nigeria, which the telecommunication giant built purposely for the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA).
Pinnick, during the visit, said, “On behalf of the NFF, I want to thank MTN Nigeria wholeheartedly for the support, especially the trip to Porto-Novo.
I put a call to Karl that we needed extra boat to take us to Porto-Novo and we got the support. It was an experiment that went very well. We want to thank MTN for helping us achieve this. We are proud to be associated with this brand. We are very proud of this relationship and the next big thing that will happen is for them to have a union with the NFF and I can assure them that the relationship will be beneficial to our teeming youth population.”
Appreciating the NFF team for their visit, Karl Toriola, CEO, MTN Nigeria said “We are looking for ways to support in significant manner, things that are important to Nigerians and football is central in this regard. We have complete faith that whatever initiative we agree on together will be properly executed by the NFF, led by Amaju Pinnick.
Toriola also noted: “This is the starting point of that engagement, as various teams are going to look at the manner in which MTN can be significant in terms of supporting football in Nigeria and when we have distilled that down to an executable plan we will progress.”
“We were given an opportunity by the leadership of football in Nigeria to support. We are grateful for that,” Toriola added.