After virtually a 12 months of delay, AFCON 2021 kicked off on Sunday, January 9, 2022, when host nation Cameroon welcomed the stallions of Burkina Faso.
Two days later, Nigeria confronted Egypt within the first sport of Group D, with the Tremendous Eagles rising triumphant after Kelechi Iheanacho scored the one aim of the sport within the thirtieth minute.
Because the official communications accomplice of the Nigeria Soccer Federation, MTN Nigeria’s Chief Government Officer, Olutokun Toriola, is effusive and assured within the means of the gamers and workers to go all the best way to the ultimate, “We’re dedicated to supporting the Tremendous Eagles, we belief the workforce, and we imagine that our gamers will make the nation proud in Cameroon. We’re relentlessly backing them to carry residence the trophy.”
He additionally restated his assist for the Amaju Pinnick-led administration and the teaching crew, “We belief the information and management qualities of the president of the Nigerian Soccer Federation and the teaching crew.
“They’ve proven unimaginable dedication to the workforce. He has a transparent imaginative and prescient, and we are going to assist him in each solution to carry his imaginative and prescient to fruition.”
MTN Nigeria signed a three-year multi-million naira partnership take care of the Nigerian Soccer Federation (NFF) On September 2, 2021. The communication agency grew to become the official communications accomplice for the Tremendous Eagles and different Nationwide Groups. Nevertheless, MTN has lengthy supported the Tremendous Eagles earlier than the official documentation.
They’ve been pushing the Tremendous Eagles and voicing their assist for the workforce. Earlier final 12 months, the cell communication big supplied two 24-seater boats for the Tremendous Eagles journey to Porto Novo to face the Republic of Benin.
A gesture which the Nigerian Soccer Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick thanked them for. MTN replied by reiterating their assist and perception within the squad.
Augustine Eguavoen is the person at present main the nation’s cost because the interim head coach for the event.
Former Venezuela supervisor Jose Peseiro has been introduced as the pinnacle coach, however he’ll solely take over after the event.