MTN Nigeria has said it is proud to have facilitated the transportation of Nigeria’s Super Eagles to and from the Republic of Benin over the weekend for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
MTN made this known in a statement issued by Lakinbofa Goodluck, its acting Public Relations Manager, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the company supported the Super Eagles with two boats and seven crew members for the trip, as well as undertook relevant insurance cover for the Nigerian team.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are three-time AFCON champions.
MTN CEO, Karl Toriola, said: “MTN is a huge supporter of Nigerian football, and we appreciate the opportunity to further our support for the sports, the players and the fans.”
Paul Onuachu scored a last-minute goal that gave the Eagles a deserved win against the Squirrels of Benin in the AFCON group stage match.
Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigerian Football Federation, said MTN’s support towards getting the Super Eagles to Port Novo on Friday, and back to Lagos on Sunday, was ‘invaluable’.
“We thank MTN Nigeria specially for making the journey possible. And we look forward to even more support from them, and other well-meaning Nigerian businesses,” he said.