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Leading telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria on Thursday signed a three-year, renewable contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to become the exclusive “Official Communications Partner” to the NFF.

The deal makes MTN the official communications sponsor of the Super Eagles and other national football teams.

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The deal was announced at a formal signing ceremony held at Marriot Hotel, Ikeja, and attended by the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, NFF officials, led by the President, Amaju Pinnick and MTN board members led by the Chairman, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe.

Commenting on MTN’s growing relationship with Nigeria’s dynamic football ecosystem, MTN CEO, Karl Toriola said: “Football is a unifying national obsession. It brings people together, breaks down boundaries, creates conversations and inspires. We are privileged to have this opportunity to partner with the NFF and to be able to support all Nigeria’s national football teams over the next three years. This is the start of what we hope will be an inspiring, productive and value adding partnership that can combine the role that technology plays, with the incredible experiences that football provides for the millions of Nigerians who follow the national teams.”

Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister called on other corporates to emulate the communications giant by supporting the development of other sports in the country saying, “All hands must be on deck to strengthen our competitive position not only in football, but in other sports. Through this partnership, MTN is building a sustainable legacy of support, partnership and exciting soccer experiences for Nigerians, and I seize this opportunity to call on other well-meaning Nigerian businesses to join us in achieving a paradigm shift in the development of all our sporting federations.”

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The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick expressed optimism saying, “I am delighted to welcome Nigeria’s largest mobile operator as a partner to the NFF and the Nigerian national football teams, and grateful for their long-term commitment to working with us to support the ecosystem. Today is just the start of a new journey for Nigerian football, and we’re so excited to be on it. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be revealing more about our plans and how you can engage.”

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150 Golfers in Ogun For Maiden Apagun Olumide Golf Tourney

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ABEOKUTA – The maiden edition of Apagun Olumide Golf tournament will tee-off in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Wednesday.

The inaugural golf tourney is organized by Abeokuta Golf Club.

The 4-Day competition, according to the Chairman of the golf tournament, Prince Robert Bakre will attract about 150 golfers from around the world, with the aim of sustaining the vision of Late Apagun Olumide for Abeokuta Golf Course and the development of golf in the country.

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Prince Bakre in a statement stressed that the tournament is driven by the passion and vision of the late Apagun Olumide for the game of golf.

“Apagun had a great vision for the game, his inspiration was driven by his passion for the game of golf.  He was selfless in his encouragement of golfers across the entire nation regardless of their level. He contributed much of his time towards making the Abeokuta Golf Club an enjoyable experience for many.

“The Organizing committee of the Apagun Memorial tournament has keyed into Apagun’s vision. One of the shortcomings of the Abeokuta golf course is its poor playing condition during the dry season, and our committee is poised to address this.

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“We will launch a fundraising campaign focusing on corporate and high network individuals with a plan to irrigate the entire golf course.

“This objective aligns with Apagun’s vision of a better golf course, hence why the committee has decided to immortalize Apagun with this legacy project. We encourage you all to support us in any way you can to help us achieve his dream”, Prince Bakre said

Also speaking, the Captain of the Abeokuta Golf Club, Kola Adeneye stated that the tournament is to immortalize the late Apagun Olumide, and to recognize his immense contributions to the growth and development of the game of Golf, particularly at the Abeokuta Golf Club.

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“This step, unarguably, is in tandem with the vision of late Apagun Olumide, to make the course a destination course.”

The tournament is expected to start with the Caddy’s Game, while the Pro game (invitational) will hold on the 24th September 2021 and the main tournament on the 25th September 2021 will end the tournament programme.

There will be in conclusion a dinner and presentation of awards at the Conference Hotel, Abeokuta.

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