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DHL Rugby team touring Africa arrives Nigeria


The DHL team in Lagos

The DHL team in Lagos

A rugby team, sponsored by DHL arrived Nigeria on May 2 2015, while journeying through 45 African countries, which started in Cape Town in October 2014. The tour will end in London in September 2015.

Forming a part of the build up to Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, the DHL sponsored team tagged: “Africa as One” will see the team passing a single rugby ball from hand to hand while introducing the game of Rugby to African continent during the tour.

As part of epic campaign, the team from DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, is driving across Africa in three Land Rover Discoveries, with facility to capture every step of the journey, every person, every place and every pass in a film, in photographs and words, and then sharing these with Africa and the rest of the world.

The seven-member strong team left Cameroon last week and will be engaging in various rugby and corporate responsibility activities during their time in Nigeria.

According to Randy Buday, Country Manager for DHL Express Nigeria, the campaign highlights DHL’s continuous commitment to investing in the African continent.

“The journey has seen us delivering the game of rugby and what it represents to various parts of Africa. More importantly, on a continent synonymous with the game of soccer, we aim to unearth a keen interest in the global sport of rugby, Buday said, adding: “This tour is not just about rugby, it is about showcasing Africa to the rest of the world in all her beauty. We are delighted to share our beautiful country and all it has to offer with the rest of the world.”

According to him, Africa As One is partly aimed at making an impact in Africa and to achieve this, the team has visited some local communities to distribute units of stationery to young children and provided free eye tests through our partnership with Mercy Ships.

Randy disclosed that the crew and a team at DHL Express Nigeria also entertained notable DHL customers and their families at a rugby event to promote the sport and to add colour to the Africa As One journey.

“We are present in all the African markets and our investment in this continent is unparalleled. Africa As One is another way for us to demonstrate our faith in Africa and celebrate her potential,” he affirmed.

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