Nigerian Breweries Plc has hailed the Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation on Nigeria’s qualification for the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Cameroun next year, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.
The Super Eagles secured the point they needed to qualify for the event after they were forced to a 1-1 draw at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday by their host, the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
“As the Official Beer and Official Malt drink of the Super Eagles, we congratulate the team for returning Nigeria to the Africa Cup of Nations after missing the last two editions in 2015 in Equatorial Guinea and 2017 in Gabon. This is a no mean achievement and to do it with a game to spare, just like they did on the road to the FIFA World Cup in Russia last summer makes it all the more spectacular,” the Marketing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emmanuel Oriakhi said.
“Also, as an official partner of the Nigeria Football Federation, we also congratulate the NFF for returning Nigerian football to the path of growth and we are happy to be a big partner in the progress of the round leather game.”
Oriakhi assures football fans that Nigerian Breweries, the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria will continue to support both the NFF and the Eagles as they begin preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations.
“As the Official Beer and Official Malt drink of the team, the two brands will continue to provide support to players, the coaching crews and the NFF as they begin preparations for the African cup where we hope they will make a loud statement by winning the trophy they last won in 2013 in South Africa – their last appearance in the tournament.”
The Super Eagles returned to Nigeria on Sunday afternoon and will take on the Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday in an international friendly game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.
Oriakhi wants Nigerians to come out in large numbers to use the match to celebrate the African Nations Cup-bound Eagles.