By Fidelis Ebu
The Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, in conjunction with Capstonesport have concluded plans to offer assistance to lucky Nigerians this new English soccer season to watch live premier league matches every month with all expenses paid.
Kanu and Capstonesport is starting with the Arsenal versus Wigan at the Emirate stadium on September 19, 2009. The lucky fans would watch the match from a VIP.
Samuel Okoronkwo, the CEO of Capstonesport said scratch cards for the match would be available from August 15th and the opportunity ends on the 3rd of September, winners will be announced during the draw to be televised live on September 4th.
He said arrangements have been concluded with a domestic bank for the sale of the scratch cards throughout the country.
In a joint address by Kanu and Okoronkwo, the duo said, â€œIt is a great opportunity for Nigerian football fans.
â€œThe thing is that we want to provide some lucky Nigerians the opportunity to watch live matches in one of the stadia in England and have the real life experience of seeing the premiership geniuses live and scream like we do when we watch them live on the televisionâ€.
â€œNo Nigerian is excluded from the competition and you are free to play as many times as you want to increase your chances of being picked at the draws. The scratch card contains questions and you have to be knowledgeable in football to participate effectively. The questions will be on Nigerian football, its talent and the English premier leagueâ€, Samuel Okonronkwo said.
Okoronkwo, however, emphasised that adequate security measures have been made to ensure the lucky winners do not abuse the opportunity by defecting while in England.
â€œNecessary security measures have been put on ground to ensure no such things happen. I can assure anybody with such sinister motive to stay back because hard times await such fellowâ€, Okoronkwo said.