Eleven MTN subscribers will never forget the day they came face-to-face with their favourite Arsenal FC players all thanks to the telecoms network.
“It’s an experience I will never forget. As a die-hard Arsenal fan I had always wanted to meet the players and interact but I never imagined it would happen this way. I not only got ask them all the questions I had wanted but also met other Arsenal fans. All these could not have been possible without MTN so I want to give a big kudos to them. They did a great job!” said an excited Oluwatoyin Famoofo, one of 11 lucky MTN subscribers who attended an exclusive interactive session with three first team players of Arsenal Football Club
A statement from the company Wednesday said that this was “another first by MTN, Nigeria’s largest ICT company”.
The MTN/Arsenal Q&A Session, which held at the MTN Headquarters, Golden Plaza, Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018, featured a live video conference where 11 excited fans interacted directly with Arsenal players – team captain, Laurent Koscielny; attacking forward, Danny Welbeck and defender, Shkodran Mustafi and got to ask them whatever questions they chose.
These 11 fans emerged from a draw, which held on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Lagos. They were picked from the numerous Arsenal fans who subscribe weekly to MTN’s service providing exclusive daily content on Arsenal FC (including match day highlights & interviews, press conferences, as well as classic banners of both Arsenal legends and present day players).
“MTN is a brand that truly cares about its customers. Hence, going the extra mile to provide unique, enjoyable and memorable experiences such as this for our customers gives us great joy. You’d agree with me that Gunners’ fans are generally passionate about football and even more about the players and the club which has a rich history of supporting Nigerian talent such as ‘Papilo’, Kanu Nwankwo and Alex Iwobi,” said the General Manager, Brands and Communication of MTN, Richard Iweanoge while commenting on the event.
He added that the Q&A session gave numerous Arsenal fans in Nigeria the opportunity to interact and also discuss matters affecting their club directly with the players.
“It’s like being called to Arsenal’s board meeting and we’re glad we are the brand making it happen.” he said.
Over the years, MTN has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the passions and aspirations of our countrymen. This commitment has birthed initiatives like the MTN Football Scholar and this Partnership with Arsenal.
The 11 fans who participated in the Q&A session are Ibrahim Okesanya, Toyin Famoofo, Philomena Adegbuyi, Opeyemi Adebayo, Johnson Agiri, Sunday Macihim, Philip Atunbi, Adewale Bammeke, Mutairu Ahmed, Ayodele Olatunji and Oluwaseun Kosoko.
For a chance to win future Arsenal prizes and receive exclusive daily content, text ARS to 700. The service costs N50 per week.