Ahead of Wednesday 1 June 2011 Guinness the match friendly between Nigeria Super Eagles and Argentina, two veteran footballers, Segun Odegbami and Christian Chukwu have unveiled the conquest, a magnificent and specially commissioned trophy for match.
The unveiling ceremony took place recently at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Odegbami and Christian Chukwu are two of the most respected football stars ever in Nigeria history. Aside recognizing the invaluable contributions of Guinness Nigeria Plc, the headline sponsors of the Nigeria and Argentina friendly, they both agreed that the match is indeed a great deal in Nigeria football history.
In his remark, Christian Chukwu, said “The Conquest is a sight to behold and will inspire both teams to demonstrate the very best of their passion and skills and walk away with the honour of being the first ever team to be crowned victors in Guinness The Match.
“Naturally though, my hopes are that the Super Eagles will next Wednesday rewrite history and on the fourth time of competing against Argentina at senior national level, will win and keep this trophy here where it belongs in Nigeria.”
On his part, Segun Odegbami noted that Guinness the match would be an exciting game,aimed at bringing out the best in both teams and making fans get value for their time and patronage.
“It is certain to be an action packed 90 minutes that will enthrall all football fans in the country” Odegbami said.
“The Conquest is a spectacular trophy that beautifully epitomizes the spirit of both our nation and our passion for football. It is certain to be well deserved by the team that lifts it on the day. May the best team win – my hope is of course that it will be the Super Eagles who are the conquerors.”
The Steps of Glory on The Conquest represent the path to greatness as well as the glory and satisfaction that comes from reaching out, progressing from one level to the next until victory is achieved. That moment when the entire world joins the celebration and acknowledges that as a team you went, saw and truly conquered.
A visibly excited Adebola Adenike, Marketing Manager, Guinness® disclosed to the media that The Conquest is a complete work of art. She said the masterpiece was a team work between several talented artists.
“It is a symbol that ignites passion and the desire to triumph and serves as an excellent mark of victory. The team, has indeed produced a beautiful, timeless trophy, which demonstrates creativity, imagination and pure passion for football.” Adebola said.