NIGERIA, Calabar : Nigeria’s (top L-R) midfielder John Obi Mikel, defender Kenneth Omeruo, forward Brown Ideye, forward Emmanuel Emenike, defender Godfrey Oboabona, defender Efe Ambrose, (bottom L-R) midfielder Victor Moses, defender Uwa Echiejile, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and midfielder Ahmed Musa pose for a group picture before the 2014 FIFA World Cup African zone second leg play-off football match between Nigeria and Ethiopia in Calabar on November 16, 2013. Nigeria won 2-0. AFP PHOTO/
Super Eagles sponsors adidas have congratulated the team for qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Senior Business Development Manager, adidas, South Africa, Astruds Meintjes congratulated the team in Lagos during the formal launch of the company’s operations and also in celebration of its one year anniversary in Nigeria.
On behalf of adidas, I congratulate Nigerians, the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi and the whole team for qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.”
Meintjes explained that the brand has enjoyed unrivalled success in the country due to its strategic partnership with the Super Eagles.
“All this, shows the excellent value that we are creating by consistently pursuing our strategic business plan to grow the brand in emerging markets like Nigeria”, added Meintjes. “Undoubtedly, we have learnt valuable lessons that will be beneficial to our consumers as we expand our stores to Lekki and Kano in December, and the rest of the country’s major cities in due course”, she said.
“I must also congratulate the Super Eagles for putting up a convincing display today and earned for the country well deserved fifth FIFA World Cup qualifications. Meintjes stated. Earlier in his welcome remarks, Managing Director of Mopheth Sport Nigeria Limited, Adekunle Oyegade shared his delight at Mopheth Sport’s partnership with the adidas global brand that is associated with excel-lence, innovation, quality, passion and perform-ance. “adidas is an aspirational brand and our presence in the Nigerian market is to fulfill the aspiration of the Nigerian consumers’ quest for authentic and quality products. Our experience in the last one year has been exciting and encoura-ging,” he stated.
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