Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jay Jay Okocha appointed Football Ambassador

Nigerian football Legend Jay Jay Okocha has been appointed as an ambassador of football by Guinness. The managing Director of Guinness, Devlin Hainsworth, made the announcement in Lagos, Nigeria:

"Jay Jay Okocha is a huge icon in Nigeria and as a football star his name is known all around the world. He is a great figure to be associated with and truly reflects Greatness as well as inspiring it in others. There will be many opportunities for our loyal adorers to see the work we will be doing with Jay Jay in the coming months. In particular we look forward to working with him on Arthur Guinness Day later this year and with our Reach for Greatness Football activities as well as helping us to spread the responsible drinking message"

Jay Jay Okocha shared his appreciation of being made an ambassador  "This is an honour to me and I promise to uphold the values associated with the role of a soccer ambassador."

The former Bolton captain will be featured in a new advertising campaign as part of his new role as ambassador. The campaign will coincide with the start of the English Premier League (EPL) season and the sponsorship by Guinness of EPL broadcasts in Africa.


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  1. I think JJ Okocha was a brilliant footballer and this is a worthy title for him. Now he left Bolton things have gone down hill. ( I know it was a contract)

  2. I bileave okocha is the greatest player in world,a player like okocha ar not easy to get so skillfull.dreablling entertainin..

  3. Okocha is definitely one of the greats!