Despite losing 2-1 to host nation, Cote d’Ivoire, at the finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), MTN has heaped praises on the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their exceptional performance throughout the tournament.
The company also congratulated the captain of the team, William Troost-Ekong, on his excellent performance and inspired leadership, which earned him the ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) of the tournament award.
Karl Toriola, CEO of MTN Nigeria, expressed admiration for the team saying, “While the coveted AFCON title eluded us this time, the Super Eagles have undoubtedly made Nigeria proud with their remarkable journey in the tournament. We salute their resilience, dedication and can-do spirit. The team exhibited extraordinary determination, skill and sportsmanship throughout the tournament, displaying unwavering commitment to the pride and passion that Nigerian football represents. The captain, William Troost-Ekong also exhibited rare leadership qualities and masterful display on the field of play, which earned him a well-deserved MVP award. For all these and many more, we congratulate them.”
Going a step further, Toriola says as the official and exclusive communications partner to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), MTN recognizes, and appreciates the dedication of the coaching staff, players and the entire support team whose relentless efforts brought the Super Eagles to the final. “Their unwavering commitment to representing the nation with grace and tenacity is truly commendable. And while the final outcome might not have been in our favour, we are convinced that the Super Eagles will harness this experience and emerge stronger in future tournaments. As a brand committed to the growth and development of Nigerian sports, MTN Nigeria will continue to stand by the team and support their aspirations in their future endeavors. We remain dedicated to fueling the passion for football in Nigeria and promoting the growth of the sport at all levels,” he concluded.
MTN Nigeria has been a staunch supporter of Nigerian football for over two decades, playing an integral role in the development and promotion of the sport across the country.
MTN is the official communication partner of the Super Eagles