Guinness Nigeria has unveiled an exciting new partnership with legendary premier league footballer, Rio Ferdinand. The Manchester United defender will be visiting Nigeria from 30th November to 1st December to join Guinness’ efforts to find and celebrate Nigerian football fans that are ‘Made of More’.
In anticipation of Rio’s visit, Guinness Nigeria will be running a promo to select winners to join Rio at a live international match in Cameroon. The promotion will be launched on 9th November 2018. Nigerians are welcome to participate by sending an SMS of the code under the crown of their Guinness Promotional Bottle to 1759.
Commenting on Rio Ferdinand’s visit to Nigeria, Managing Director Guinness Nigeria, Baker Magunda, remarked: “Guinness is a bold beer for extraordinary people. So, we are delighted to be working with Rio Ferdinand, a player who has constantly demonstrated bold creativity, imagination and confidence on the field”.
Rio Ferdinand has had a remarkable football career. Early in his career, Ferdinand made the bold decision to follow his dreams to become a footballer. Having the courage of his convictions meant he regularly appeared in youth teams with London clubs. He was just 19 and 8 days when he earned his first England cap in a game against Cameroon in 1997, making him the youngest defender to play for England at the time.
During his time playing professional football, including 12 years at Manchester United, he was regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation, and as one of England’s best ever centrebacks. His determination and leadership both on and off the pitch, as well as his confidence and creative play, ensured he stood out from the crowd.
Following his passion at a young age, he became one of the most decorated English footballers of all time with 81 England caps and playing in three world cup squads. At Manchester United, he won six Premier League titles and 14 trophies, including the Champions League.