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Excitement, as lucky fans chat with Arsenal FC players

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“It’s an experience I will never forget. As a die-hard Arsenal fan, I had always wanted to meet the players and interact but I never imagined it would happen this way. I not only got to ask them all the questions I had wanted, but also met other Arsenal fans. All these could not have been possible without MTN. So, I want to give a big kudos to them. They did a great job!”

Those were the exact words of an excited Oluwatoyin Famoofo, one of 11 lucky MTN subscribers, who attended an exclusive interactive session with three first team players of Arsenal Football Club. The Session, which held recently at the MTN Headquarters, Golden Plaza, Ikoyi, Lagos, featured a live video conference where 11 excited fans interacted directly with Arsenal players – team captain, Laurent Koscielny; attacking forward, Danny Welbeck and defender, Shkodran Mustafi and got to ask them whatever questions they chose.

The Lucky 11 emerged from a draw, which held on Friday, January 26, 2018, in Lagos. They were picked from the numerous Arsenal fans, who subscribe weekly to MTN’s service providing exclusive daily content on Arsenal FC (including match day highlights & interviews, press conferences, as well as classic banners of both Arsenal legends and present day players).

The eleven lucky fans, who participated in the Q&A session include Ibrahim Okesanya, Toyin Famoofo, Philomena Adegbuyi, Opeyemi Adebayo, Johnson Agiri, Sunday Macihim, Philip Atunbi, Adewale Bammeke, Mutairu Ahmed, Ayodele Olatunji & Oluwaseun Kosoko.

“MTN is a brand that truly cares about its customers. Hence, going the extra mile to provide unique, enjoyable and memorable experiences such as this for our customers gives us great joy. You’d agree with me that Gunners’ fans are generally passionate about football and even more about the players and the club which has a rich history of supporting Nigerian talent such as ‘Papilo’, Kanu Nwankwo and Alex Iwobi” said the General Manager, Brands and Communication of MTN, Richard Iweanoge while commenting on the event.

“This Q&A session has therefore given numerous Arsenal fans in Nigeria the opportunity to interact and also discuss matters affecting their club directly with the players. It’s like being called to Arsenal’s board meeting and we’re glad we are the brand making it happen.” he concluded.

Over the years, MTN has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the passions and aspirations of our countrymen. This commitment has birthed initiatives like the MTN Football Scholar and this Partnership with Arsenal.


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