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Guinness hails Eagles, tips team to qualify for W/Cup

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Guinness, the proud sponsors of the Nigeria Super Eagles has congratulated the team on their superlative performance against the Flames of Malawi in the ongoing FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier played at the U.J Esuene Stadium Calabar.

The Super Eagles were at the top of their game as they defeated the Malawians by 2-0. After the match, Mr. Uche Onwudiwe, Senior Brand Manager, Guinness presented a cheque of $4,000 to members of the team.

It would be recalled that Guinness had promised the Super Eagles a reward of $2,000 for each goal scored against the Malawians. it also ensured Nigerians were able to watch the match in their homes by sponsoring the match broadcast on Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).

Nigeria's footballers pose for the official picture before the start of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B football match against Tahiti, at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 17, 2013. (Standing L-R) Midfielder John Obi Mikel, defender Uwa Echijile, defender Efe Ambrose, defender Kenneth Omeruo, forward Anthony Ujah and midfielder Fegor Ogude. (First row, L-R) Forward Nnamdi Oduamadi, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, forward Ahmed Musa, midfielder Sunday Mba and defender Godfrey Oboabona.   AFP PHOTO
Nigeria’s footballers pose for the official picture before the start of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B football match against Tahiti, at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 17, 2013. (Standing L-R) Midfielder John Obi Mikel, defender Uwa Echijile, defender Efe Ambrose, defender Kenneth Omeruo, forward Anthony Ujah and midfielder Fegor Ogude. (First row, L-R) Forward Nnamdi Oduamadi, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, forward Ahmed Musa, midfielder Sunday Mba and defender Godfrey Oboabona. AFP PHOTO

According to the Marketing and Innovation Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Austin Ufomba, the Super Eagles showed their class as the African Champion.

“We are proud of the performance of the Super Eagles in their match against the Flames of Malawi. The 2-0 drubbing showed that their triumph at the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa was not a fluke.

Since the games at South Africa, the Super Eagles have continued to improve on their performances and we believe they can do more with the support of millions of football fans backing them” Ufomba said.

Expatiating on the chances of the Super Eagles to progress to the finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Brazil, Ufomba said the Super Eagles can do well if only they show more determination and team work.

“The Super Eagles have the potentials to qualify for the main tournament that is the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Their recent performances showed they are ready to counter any opposition.  The team is determined to succeed because they are really made of more. We only encourage them to show more determination in their next game with any team they are paired with and make the cut amongst the five teams that will represent Africa at the Mundial” Ufomba advised.

Soliciting support of fans for the team, Ufomba said “Guinness is always ready to ensure fans of football enjoy supporting the Super Eagles whenever the need arises. Fans at the Stadium in Calabar got a feel of Guinness’ hospitality at the Guinness Fan Park with lots of gifts for them. The Calabar Stadium was filled to capacity and you can see the impact of that on the team’s performance. We encourage all fans of the Super Eagles to show their love for the team, supporting them all through, hoping for the best for the team.”

 

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