Bring AFCON trophy home, MTN boss, Toriola urges Super Eagles
Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Olutokun Toriola, has charged the Super Eagles to make the country proud by becoming champions of the continent at this year’s Nations Cup tournament.
Ahead of Nigeria’s Group D opener against Egypt, the CEO said: “We are backing the boys to make us proud in Cameroun. This team can go all the way and win the trophy. They have a proud nation brimming with passion behind them, and we are also behind them all the way.
“At the last tournament, we finished third, and we should be pushing on from there. The team is filled with talented boys with an opportunity to make history, and we want them to grab it.”
MTN Nigeria, the official communication partner of the Super Eagles, has continuously reiterated its support for the team and the technical staff.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, had the communication giant to thank for the team’s trip to Porto Novo in 2021 to face Benin Republic.
Mr. Pinnick thanked the CEO for his rapid response to the Eagles’ needs after MTN Nigeria provided two 24-seater boats for the team.
Meanwhile, Toriola has been announced as a member of the Federal Government delegation to Cameroun for the tourney. The delegation, which will be led by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will include the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare among others.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria departed Abuja, Nigeria, for Garoua, Cameroun at 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Interim Manager, Austin Eguavoen, and his technical team will be hoping to lead the country to a first Nations Cup title since 2013.