Coca-Cola to become Official Sponsor of Nigerian Football Federation

Coca-Cola Nigeria and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday announced a partnership which will see the soft drinks giant become an official sponsor of all the country’s national teams.

The NFF made the announcement at the official signing ceremony which took place at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Present at the ceremony were NFF officials including its President, Amaju Pinnick, NFF Vice President and Chairman, League Management Company (LMC), Mallam Shehu Dikko, Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), George Polymenakos, and Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Bhupendra Suri, among others.

Pinnick said: “We are delighted to be associated with a super brand like Coca-Cola. A lot of good is happening to Nigerian Football all round and I want to commend Members of the NFF Executive Committee and Management for the giant strides.

Continuing, he said “It is heartwarming that Coca-Cola has chosen to come into sponsorship of the Nigeria National Teams at a time that we are all committed to the mission of achieving the best –ever outing for Nigeria (and Africa) at the FIFA World Cup finals, and to take the other teams to the next level while building a sustainable football culture for the country.”

The Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Bhupendra Suri and the Managing Director of Nigeria Bottling Company, Georgios Polymenakos also expressed their excitement at the agreement, while congratulating the NFF and the Super Eagles for qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

The deal is said to be worth $4 million and will last for five years.

Coca-Cola Nigeria joins a growing list of sponsors who have gone into partnership with the NFF including Nigerian Breweries’ Star Lager brand, among others.

More Pictures from the signing Ceremony:


L-R: Georgios Polymenakos ,Managing Director, Nigeria Bottling Company Limited; Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles Coach/Technical Adviser; Amaju Pinnick, President, Nigeria Football Federation; Olusade Adesola, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports Development, representing Solomon Dalung, Honourable Minister of Youth & Sports Development, Bhupendra Suri, Managing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, at the Coca-Cola, NFF Partnership Press Conference.

L-R: Georgios Polymenakos, Managing Director of Nigeria Bottling Company; Bhupendra Suri, Managing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited; Aisha Falode, Chairman of Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL), Shade Morgan, ‎Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Nigerian Bottling Company; Amaka Onyemelukwe, Manager Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited at the Coca-Cola NFF Partnership Press Conference

Updated: 1/17/2018 8:18 PM

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