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How Enugu fans enjoyed shinning moments of Super Eagles, Czech Republic friendly match


Nigeria’s midfielder Alex Iwobi (C) vie for a ball with Vladimir Coufal (R) of Czech Republic during the international friendly football match between Nigeria and Czech Republic in Rannersdorf, Austria on June 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR SIMICEK

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Wednesday continued their run in preparation for Russia 2018 with an international friendly match against Czech Republic at Rudolf-Tonn-Stadion Stadium in Austria.

While the game went on in Europe, Star Lager beer was again on ground in Nigeria, providing premium experience for fans at the Star Fan Park in Enugu.

Already, football fans in Port Harcourt and Owerri were excited at the Star Park viewing experience and this time, the beautiful city of Enugu was not any different.


The warm afternoon started off with football fans arriving at the venue to watch the National teams, with DJ of the night DJ Neptune as he entertained the audience with delightable upbeat music coming in seamless transitions to set the tone of the night.

The match had a fair outing for the Nigerian keeper, Francis Uzoho, who made various saves before finally being beaten by a second rebound in the 25th minute of the game by Czech’s Tomas Kalas.

The Super Eagles looked to be perfecting their 3-5-2 formation, as they switched to it after conceding and it immediately seemed to be yielding profit when efforts from Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi almost put the team back on level terms, the Super Eagles didn’t let up as they bossed the game right down to the final minute.

Fans were also pleased, as star man, Wilfred Ndidi, was again fit to be called upon by coach Gernot Rohr as he started the match against the Czech Republic. Although this didn’t prove to be of much help as the match turned out. The match ended 0-1 in favour of Czech Republic. However, fans are optimistic that the Super eagles will soar in the games to come.

Football fans enjoyed Star Fan Park premium viewing centre as well as refreshments. To top it all off, football fans were engaged in raffle draws where winners took home giveaways to end the night.

Commenting on the event, Senior Brand Manager, Star Lager Beer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Abayomi Abidakun said: “Being a proudly Nigerian brand, Star is always happy to support Nigerian football at all stages whether locally or at an international level. The turn out of the fans in Enugu  to support our  beloved Super Eagles  is just phenomenal and I wish to express my gratitude to the fans of both Star Lager and the Nigerian national team.”

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