Monday, November 2, 2009

Globacom strikes five-year sponsorship deal with Manchester United

Nigeria's leading telecoms operator, Globacom Limited, signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the world's richest football club, Manchester United. The deal will be made official on November 6th at Manchester United's home ground, Old Trafford.

As part of the deal, aspiring football players in West Africa are to gain international exposure by having access to training facilities at Manchester United. The three west African countries to benefit from this five-year sponsorship contract are Nigeria, Benin Republic, and Ghana.

The Group Executive Director for Globacom, Mr. Paddy Adenuga made this statement:

"At Globacom, we have consistently played a leading role in identifying opportunities and providing platforms for positive transformation of youths through football. This new partnership with the world's most famous football club will no doubt give impetus to the quest by kids in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin Republic to become world stars."

Included in the deal is an all expenses paid package for lucky Manchester United fans from Nigeria, Benin Republic, and Ghana to travel to Old Trafford to watch 14 live matches of the English Premiership, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.

Mr. Adenuga said "Globacom will continue to explore opportunities to satisfy the people's deep passion for football and we believe that we can enrich such experience by making it possible for fans to meet their club heroes and watch them play."

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