This Day (Lagos)

16 February 2013

Nigeria: Airtel Congratulates Eagles

Airtel Nigeria has congratulated Nigerians and the Super Eagles for winning this year's edition of the African Cup of Nations which ended last night in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Airtel described the Super Eagles victory as one of the greatest things to have happened to sports in Nigeria in the last two decades.

According to Segun Ogunsanya, Airtel Nigeria's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, "the Super Eagles have confirmed the well-known fact that with focus, dedication and leadership, Nigeria's huge potentials will sure arrest the attention of the world."

Ogunsanya described the victory as "extra-ordinarily sweet because the trophy was won by an indigenous coach who showed great confidence in local talent.

"We are particularly delighted that this victory is an emphatic endorsement of our two-year old decision to make a difference with our Airtel Rising Stars, an initiative which was set up to discover and nurture young local football talents from different parts of the country," he said.

"On our part, we are looking forward to the day some of the products of our Airtel Rising Stars will play in the national teams and win laurels for the country. So, we remain relentless in our commitment to making ARS bigger and better," he concluded.

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