Nigerian Breweries welcomes successful football season
OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Breweries has pledged to consolidate its partnership with the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) following the conclusion of the 2016 season as Enugu Rangers were crowned champions.
The season’s final match supported by Star Lager, the official beer partner of NPFL ensured that thousands of fans at the league title deciding game had a memorable time participating in various activities at the stadium.
Rangers mauled El-Kanemi Warriors 4-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu this past weekend.
Commenting on plans by Star to further consolidate the NPFL partnership, Portfolio Manager, National Premium, Nigerian Breweries, Tokunbo Adodo, explained the final match in Enugu was an opportunity to celebrate fans as well as the participating teams in this league season.
“As the official beer partner of the NPFL, Star is committed to fulfilling the mandates obligated by the agreement to make the league more exciting for fans and lovers of football in Nigeria,” said Portfolio Manager, National Premium, Nigerian Breweries, Tokunbo Adodo.
“We’ve had an outstanding association with supporting good football experience and by virtue of all existing partnership, millions of fans can enjoy better quality in the round leather game on NPFL match days next season.”
Chairman, League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko, said the partnership was beginning to resonate with the league, in particular, football fans.
“The season has gone a lot better than we envisaged. We had a very competitive league, many good teams playing in ways that were appealing to Nigerian football fans. We have seen clubs administering better welfare and this will continue to improve in league seasons to come,” said Dikko.
He said LMC was pleased to see its efforts to restore local footfall enthusiasm yielding fruits, averaging several thousands of audience at each match venue.
“Having a partner like Star has brought a deeper engagement with football fans and their favourite league clubs,” Dikko said.
– CAJ News
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