Former Barcelona captain Puyol wraps up his Nigeria Tour amid fanfare

The three-day UEFA Championship tour which brought former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol to Nigeria came to an end on Thursday, 18th with a lush party at the Cubana, Lagos.

The event attracted celebrities who came out to honour Puyol, the Spanish football icon and former captain of the Barcelona Football Club, who had been in Nigeria since the 16th for the coveted UEFA Champions League Tour presented by Heineken.

Expectedly, the guests had a thirst-quenching fill of Heineken, ice-cold and crisp after a long tour-filled day with the coveted trophy beneath the hot weather Lagos skyline.

With the Heineken Limited Edition bottles tucked away in several of the luxury bars around town, the night of football frenzy is the climax to the events of the past three days, which included the State House visits in Lagos and Uyo, consumer events, after parties, tour of the Lagos Brewery of the master brewers Nigerian Breweries Plc and an unmissable football match that featured Puyol and Nigeria’s former attacking midfielder, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha as captains of each team of stars.

In his remarks, the Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Jordi Borrut Bel reiterated the support of Heineken for one of the world’s most important soccer event: “Heineken has been a big part of football for the last 25 years, particularly by sponsoring the UEFA Champions League. During this time, we have been able to connect with our consumers giving them the opportunity to connect with club football’s biggest competition while also rewarding their passion by taking some lucky few to Europe to watch the semi-finals and finals live.”

No fewer than 12 consumers and fans will enjoy an all-expense paid experience, as they watch the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and finals live in Europe. Heineken has been a long-standing sponsor of the UEFA Champions League since 1994. This awesome collaboration has made Heineken one of the most recognizable brands in the world of football.

See photos from the tour

L-R: Jordi Borrut Bel, Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Sade Morgan, Corporate Communications Director, NB; Jay Jay Okocha; Carles Puyol; Nigerian Breweries Management staff; and Emmanuel Oriakhi, Marketing Director, NB at Nigerian Breweries Corporate office in Iganmu, Lagos

Jordi Borrut Bel, Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc with Carles Puyol, former FC Barcelona defender at the Nigerian Breweries corporate office in Iganmu, Lagos

Nigerian Breweries staff take pictures of Carles Puyol’s during his tour of the company’s Lagos brewery

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