UEFA Trophy tour begins in Lagos

Sunday Oliseh; Marketing Director NB Walter Drenth; Ruud Gullit; Global sponsorship Director Heineken, Hans Erik Tuijt and Corporate Media; PR Manager NB, Vindah Edem

The UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour of Nigeria began on Thursday with a press conference in Lagos.

Speaking at the event, Hieneken's Global Sponsorship Director, Hans Eric Tuijt said the trophy tour means a lot to Hieneken.

He described Hieneken is premium brand with fans all over the world and added that partnering with UEFA to bring the UCL trophy to Nigeria is special.

Unveiling the UCL trophy also known as the big ears, Dutch legend Ruud Gullit said it was a wonderful experience on the tour.

“Meeting with passionate fans who always want to touch and take pictures with the trophy is something I will always remember,” Gullit said.

Gullit who was part of the Milan team that won back to back European Cup Championship commended  Hieneken for bringing the trophy to the fans and giving them an opportunity to be part of a magical experience.

The UCL trophy tour which has gone around the world will be visiting Argentina, Nigeria and Vietnam this year.

Also speaking at the event, former Super Eagles Captain, Sunday Oliseh said the UCL is the biggest football competition in the world as the best players get to participate unlike the World Cup where some star players miss out.

“Heineken partnering with the biggest competition in the world to bring the trophy to the fans is a huge gesture,” Oliseh said.

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