Nigeria's premium malt drink, Amstel Malta, has celebrated the top six Nigerian winners at the just concluded Okpekpe Road Race held in Benin, the capital of Edo state, on Saturday the 12th of May.
The Six Nigerian athletes, Emmanuel Gyang, Gideon Goyet, Ismail Sodie, Deborah Pam, Rose Akusho and Hudung Gyang, were rewarded with cash prizes and branded items for their exceptional performance in the race.
Commending the athletes, The Portfolio Manager, Non Alcoholic Drinks, Nigerian Breweries PLC, Ngozi Nkwoji remarked: "We are proud of the performance of these six Nigerian athletes, who have put in their best and have done so well to make us proud."
Speaking further on Amstel Malta's commitment to supporting homegrown sports, she said: "We endeavour to promote sports and activities that contribute to the overall wellbeing of Nigerians, which explains our partnership with the organizers of the race. Amstel Malta recognizes the capabilities of people and inspires them to always be their best, and here again we have demonstrated our commitment to helping people become their best by supporting this initiative. We are proud to be associated with the race, the athletes and the organisers."
The world class marathon featured athletes from various countries who competed for top honours in the 10km road race. The road race started on Apana road and ended on Okpekpe road with more than 3000 athletes from different countries such as Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Morocco, Israel, Bahrain and Nigeria.
Amstel Malta is a major player in sports especially with its sponsorship of the National Football Teams, including the Super Eagles who will be representing Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup kicking off June 14th, 2018 in Russia. Amstel Malta, the premium malt brand, supported Okpekpe Road Race with cash prizes, products and branded items.