Nigeria face Angola for a shot at the Africa Cup of Nations semifinals. The Super Eagles are the highest-ranked team remaining in the tournament, leaving them as favourites to win this encounter.
But rankings have been proven to be of no effect in this Afcon where small teams have risen to topple higher-ranked sides. The unpredictability has left us without some of the biggest teams, including defending champions Senegal and Morocco, a team that reached the semifinals of the World Cup two years ago.
Hence, the Super Eagles have to be wary of the Palancas Negras as they approach this encounter in Abidjan’s Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.
Both teams have never met at the Afcon before, but there is a first time for everything. Nigerians can remember how Angola stopped the Super Eagles from qualifying for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. That is a long time ago, when many of today’s players were little boys.
But it is such an emotion that can help propel a team to play its best when push comes to shove. The Super Eagles must play their hearts out to ensure that the celebration continues across Nigerian homes.
They must bring on their best game on and ensure that they qualify for the semifinals. A victory tonight will ensure that Goldberg Lager Beer, Life Continental Beer, and Zagg Energy Malt Drink will be the toast beverages of choice across the country.
They must bring on their best game on and ensure that they qualify for the semifinals. A victory tonight will ensure that Goldberg will be the toast beverage of choice across the country.
Naija game on, let’s make magic happen on the pitch and bring celebrations to our country of passionate football fans.
The Nigeria Breweries Plc have been supporting the Super Eagles through their brands – Goldberg Lager Beer, Life Continental Beer, and Zagg Energy Malt Drink have combined as worthy partners of the Super Eagles.
“That’s just one of the direct supports we have given the Super Eagles,” remarked Sandra Amachree, the Head of Marketing Communications at Nigerian Breweries Plc.
There are more activations by the Nigerian Breweries who have been partnering with the Nigeria Football Federation and all the Nigerian football teams since February 2018.
The support has not been limited to just the theatre of action in Cote d’Ivoire. The spirits of the Super Eagles followers have been lifted by the Nigerian Breweries through the Life Continental Beer and Goldberg.
In lending a lease of life, Life Continental Beer unveiled a campaign – Jee‘ Turo Ugo – a clarion call that conveys the message ‘Go For Glory’ for not just the Super Eagles but most of their fans, especially those in Southeast Nigeria where the Life Continental Beer is the first choice for connoisseurs.
Apart from the direct support to the Super Eagles through the partnership with the NFF as well as to the supporters in Cote d’Ivoire through the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Life Continental Beer, like Goldberg also galvanize local support by getting fans engaged and rewarding their support through activation at several bars across the country. In all, there are 1,200 outlets.
The branding is shared among the three products of the Nigerian Breweries while consideration was also placed on the regions where brands are most popular.
Chima Dim, the Senior Brand Manager, Life Continental illustrated this when he remarked that the theme: Jee‘ Turo Ugo was chosen for Life Continental Beer because of the brand’s popularity in South East. “It is our way of mustering support for the Super Eagles through the clarion call of ‘Go for Glory”, Chima Dim asserted.
As the excitement reaches the quarter-final stage with Nigeria meeting old foes, in Angola this Friday, the clarion call will even be louder.
“Goldberg is ready to amplify the cheers, fuel the passion, and witness history in the making”, remarked Senior Brand Manager Goldberg, Kunle Aroyehun whose brand is very popular in South West Nigeria.
Goldberg will not relent on its support. We will propel the Super Eagles to win their fourth title”, said Aroyehun.