September 16, (THEWILL) – The President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has dedicated the Super Eagles’ Cape Verde victory in the ongoing Qatar World Cup qualifiers to Air Peace, the national teams’ official carrier.
The NFF helmsman made the statement at an event tagged ‘Dinner with the Best of Corporate Nigeria’, which was held on Wednesday at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Pinnick said the Air Peace chairman, Allen Onyema’s remarkable pre-game speech inspired the Eagles and boosted their morale.
Expressing gratitude to the airline and its founder for throwing their weight behind the national teams, Pinnick said the NFF is glad to have entered a football partnership with the airline.
Meanwhile, describing Onyema as a ‘true Nigerian Nationalist’, the the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, lauded him for his strategic Corporate Social Responsibility interventions, citing Air Peace’s airlift of COVID-19 medical supplies from China during the lockdown last year and the deployment of the brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft to fly the Eagles to and from Cape Verde.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Onyema stressed the need for more corporate organisations to support Nigerian teams as sports is an effective unifying medium that should be encouraged. He urged the Super Eagles to keep uniting Nigerians with their on-pitch endeavours.
Air Peace recently penned a four-year, 300 million naira per year sponsorship deal with the NFF..