Nigeria Receives UEFA Champions League Trophy

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Nigeria’s Minister of  Sports, Sunday Dare commended the effort of Nigerian Breweries Plc through its Heineken brand for bringing the iconic UEFA Champions League trophy to Nigeria.

The minister, who received some of the company’s management team and the Trophy Tour ambassador, Clarence Seedorf, in his office at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, said the tour and the brand’s consistent sponsorship of UEFA Champions League pushes the average Nigerian youth to aspire and achieve his set goals.

“This is the most glamorous club cup in the world and second most important after the FIFA World Cup and over the years, Nigerian youths have been following the tournament every season,” Dare said.

“When Heineken decides to bring the trophy to Nigeria, it is a good opportunity for millions of youths to see at close range the cup great footballers in the world have lifted while playing in the tournament,” Dare added.

“Nigeria is a football loving nation that has had a strong attachment to the Champions League over the years and the Tour Ambassador, Clarence Seedorf, is one of the most successful players in UEFA Champions League history.”

Federal Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday dare (L) with UEFA ambassador Clarence Seedorf (R)

“As he is the first and currently the only player to have won the UEFA Champions League trophy with three clubs,” Dare said.

“Many of our youths that are privileged to have a picture opportunity with him during his short stay will have great memory of the programme.”


Chidi Nwoke/The Guardian.

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