By Anthony Ogbonna
TomTom and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have signed a three-year contract that confers TomTom as the Official Candy of the Super Eagles. TomTom, a product from the stables of Cadbury Nigeria Plc has supported the Super Eagles for a decade.
At a joint media parley to announce the partnership and official signing of the contract, the Managing Director of Cadbury Nigeria Plc. Mr. Amir Shamsi said, “we are delighted to announce TomTom as the official candy of the Super Eagles. This year makes it the tenth year since we first announced this valued partnership in 2008.
“We are proud to say our partnership with the Nigeria Football Federation and by extension, the Super Eagles of Nigeria, is not a coincidence. It remains a deliberate effort by Cadbury and TomTom to connect with Nigerians and their passion for the beautiful game.”
Speaking further, Shamsi reiterated that “we promise to continuously support the Super Eagles and seize this opportunity to enjoin Nigerians to give their full support to the team. TomTom believes in the Super Eagles and Nigerians too should believe in the Super Eagles – they are poised to make us proud,” Shamsi said.
According to the Category Marketing Lead, West Africa, Mrs. Uwadiae Chidinma, “TomTom is a Candy with a purpose. It delivers soothing relief and mental invigoration. It has remained relevant over the decades despite other competitive offerings in the market. TomTom is undisputedly one of the most ubiquitous brands in the country.”
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, lauded Cadbury Nigeria and revealed that the NFF will work in tandem with TomTom and leverage on the partnership to bring glory to the national teams at every tournament. Pinnick said, “we are grateful to TomTom for being a backbone of all our national teams. TomTom is a premium brand from Cadbury Nigeria Plc.”
Clamouring for support, the Brand Manager, Candy West Africa, Mr. Aruleba Olumide said “Cadbury Nigeria Plc, are happy to support the Super Eagles. We urge all Nigerians to go all out and support the Eagles cheering them to victory. TomTom loves the Super Eagles.”
About Cadbury Nigeria Plc
Cadbury brands are trusted everywhere and, by listening to the people who buy them, we have grown into one of the world’s most successful consumer goods companies. We manufacture and market Candy, Gum and Cocoa-based beverages.
Cadbury Nigeria has grown to become a household name providing consumers with much-loved brands as Buttermint, Clorets, Bournvita and 3in1 Hot Chocolate.