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How MTN supported Super Eagles’ trip to Benin for AFCON qualifiers

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CEO MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola

It is no longer news that the Super Eagles, three-time AFCON champions defeated the Squirrels of Benin Republic at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match last weekend.

What is news, however, is the massive support the National team received from MTN Nigeria to facilitate their trip to Porto Novo and back for the AFCON qualifier match.

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Super Eagles Players

According to a report by the Cable, MTN Nigeria provided two boats and seven crew members in addition to insurance policy covers required for the team to embark on the national engagement.

The Gernot Rohr-led team took off and docked at the Falomo jetty in Ikoyi, Lagos, which was built by the telecommunications service provider for the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA).

Commenting on this, CEO MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola said: ‘MTN is a big supporter of Nigerian football, and we appreciate the opportunity to further our support for the sports, the players, and the fans.’

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, says 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.

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