The mood at the IMAX studio situated in Lekki last Saturday was convivial. And what was the occasion? MTN Nigeria formally launched its partnership with EPL side, Arsenal in a glamorous ceremony.
The event which held simultaneously in five cities across the country, coincided with Arsenal’s grudge match against Chelsea. It also featured some of Nigeria’s brightest sports journalists and former internationals. Notably, Arsenal legend, Kanu Nwankwo and Celestine Babayaro registered memorable presence as the ex-internationals performed the match analysis of the Chelsea-Arsenal game. Arsenal’s delegation was led by Gordon Tannock and Micheal Higham.
Football pundits, Temisan Okomi, Deji Omotoyinbo, Charles Anazodo, Austin Okon Akpan, Jide Alabi and Bode Oguntuyi were among the journalists in attendance.
Some of the celebrities present for the event also include Victor Ogunmefun aka Vector tha Viper, ex-Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, Director, MTN Nigeria, Tunde Folawiyo, Chris Ubosi of Beat FM, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Oscar Onyeama, MTN Director, Gbenga Oyebode, MTN Chairman, Paschal Dozie, MTN’s COO, Muhammad Ziaullah Siddiqui, Prince Gabby Yadua, MD of Metropolitan Motors, Olutoyin Okeowo.
Speaking on the partnership, Celestine Babayaro said it is a welcome development for Nigerian football fans and that it will help grow local talent through its football clinics
Some football fans at the event reaped early from the partnership as they won all-expense paid trips to visit the Emirates for a live match experience.
See some photos from the event below!
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