Fans celebrate, as Arsenal brings FA Cup to Nigeria

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Partner Services Manager, Arsenal Football Club Plc, Alex Smith; Sterling Bank customer/Arsenal fan, Mrs. Bada Nuratu Owomilere and Head, Consumer Banking, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Gbenga Adegoke, during a private viewing of the English FA Cup organized by the bank in Lagos…yesterday.

Fans of London club, Arsenal, yesterday in Lagos had the opportunity to feel the English FA Cup, which the team has won in the past two editions.

The colourful event was made possible by the Nigerian partners of the team, Sterling Bank, which was fully represented at the occasion that also featured some customers of the bank.

The trophy was on parade at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island as fans took photographs with the trophy and visiting Arsenal representatives.

Arsenal’s Partner Services Executive, Alex Smith, said the tour was important because the club appreciates the support the English team enjoys in Africa. Smith said: “We have similar arrangement with some other African countries, including South Africa.

The trophy is here for Nigerian fans to have a feel of what the team is doing out there in the UK and also in Europe. “The partnership with Sterling Bank is a tremendous one for the team because we have received some of the fans and customers of the bank at the Emirates Stadium for live games.”

Sterling Bank’s Head of Consumer banking, Gbenga Adegoke, said the bank had similar virtues with Arsenal. “Arsenal believes in gradual growth to achieve success and that is what the bank is doing in Nigeria. We are proud to be partners of the club,” he said.



3 Comments
  • Foa

    Recolonisation of Africa though football

  • Ojiyovwi

    Is this why a Nigerian will want to spend his welath on buying Arsenal
    instead of investing in Nigerian Premier league???????????????????? How
    futile!!!

  • Ojiyovwi

    Is this why a Nigerian, without naming names, will want to spend his welath on buying Arsenal
    instead of investing in Nigerian Premier league???????????????????? How
    futile!!!

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