As June 1st, 2011 draws ever closer, the anticipation and enthusiasm amongst African & International soccer fans & pundits seems to be at an all-time high as Nigeria gets ready to stage Guinness The Match – one of the biggest friendly matches to ever be staged in Africa. The Abuja stadium will be the battle field as the Super Eagles, the Giants of Africa take on the Football Super Power Argentina.
Nigerian football fans continue to express their expectations for the outcome on the very Interactive Football and Entertainment Guinness VIP (http://m.guinnessvip.com) mobile Platform. Thousands have already won the unique opportunity to be among the 50,000 strong crowd at the National Stadium in Abuja on 1st June to witness firsthand the excitement and drama of a match of the decade.
The excitement does not stop there as there are several other competitions that can give you a unique opportunity to play a role on that day like becoming Assistant Coach for the Super Eagles or a pitch side TV analyst.
On Friday May 13 2011, one of such roles was filled in as the winner for the National Anthem Competition (who would join Tuface Idibia in singing the Nigerian National Anthem) was announced. Amongst hundreds of fans who entered the competition on Beat FM, Omotola Adebayo from Lagos was voted the winner by fans on GUINNESS VIP™ following her beautiful rendition of Nigerian national anthem for the competition.
Omotola Adebayo becomes the first football fan that will be stepping up and playing her part at Guinness® The Match on 1st June as she joins Tuface Idibia to kick off the proceedings at the National Stadium, Abuja. Together they will perform the National Anthem in front of 50,000 fans in the stadium and millions of others tuning in as all the drama and excitement of the match unfolds live on TV and radio.
Omotola wins the opportunity to be there for this match of a lifetime and will be responsible for rallying the whole Nation to her 1st victory over Argentina in the Senior Level with the national song as she steps up to showcase her talent live on TV on the day Nigeria makes football history. She was quoted saying
“I’m delighted that I’m going to be playing a part at Guinness® The Match. I am surprised and so excited about performing the National Anthem in front of all the fans – this is a dream come true for me. I will be practicing singing every day between now and 1st June and will be hoping to get some expert advice from Tuface before the big performance.”
She also added
“I feel I will be singing in front of the whole world and I am so proud to be representing my country by doing what I do best at Guinness®TheMatch!”
Guinness® The Match will definitely be the match of a lifetime that no true football fan should miss as Guinness provides the opportunity for Nigeria’s Super Eagles to compete with Argentina – one of the world’s greatest football nations.
In all the excitement, the partner radio station for the Guinness®TheMatch National Anthem competition- Beat 99.9 FM’s General Manager Deji Awokoya said
“We would like to offer our congratulations to Omotola Adebayo, this was a keenly contested competition and we had some brilliant singing going on, however, it Omotola who impressed the voters the most. We can’t wait to tune in to Guinness® The Match to hear her performance.”
As Guinness® The Match draws closer, there is still time for you to show what you are made of and win the chance to be there on the day, taking part, getting behind the scenes and enjoying first hand all the excitement and drama of what will be one of the greatest football games of the decade as the Super Eagles take on Argentina.
Don’t miss the chance to play your part, make your voice heard and send your messages of support to the Super Eagles on 1st June. Go NOW to GUINNESS VIP™ to find out about the other once in a lifetime opportunities for consumers to play their part and demonstrate their passion for football. To become a member, register at m.guinnessvip.com on your phone or computer or text yes and your date of birth to 1759. SMS cost N10. Or you can go to facebook.com/guinnessvip.
Tickets for Guinness® The Match will be available from three main sources:
- To members of GUINNESS VIP™, our Guinness® football community who will have the opportunity to win exclusive VIP tickets over the coming weeks
- By purchasing Guinness® and texting the code under the crown to 1759 to be entered into a draw to win tickets
- And a limited amount of tickets went on sale on May 11th at selected branches of Zenith Bank.
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