AFCON: Eagles’ largest jersey off to S/Africa for signings

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Guinness Nigeria Plc. on Monday ended its historical signing of the largest Super Eagles Jersey at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, as the jersey left for South Africa.

The Marketing Manager of Guinness, Obinna Anyalebechi, that the jersey left for South Africa for fans there to append their signatures on it.

Guinness made the jersey for fans to sign on and support the national team at the ongoing 29th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

“We started this journey of fans signing on the largest Jersey ever produced because we want to draw the necessary support for the Super Eagles.

“We believe in their ability to win the cup. This is also part of our social responsibility to the community.

“The jersey, with the size of 275.5 by 245.9 square metres, weighing 2.4 tonnes, was immediately covered with signatures in the five days it was in Lagos,’’ Anyalebechi said.

Another jersey of the same size had to be produced for fans to show their support.

The five-day event that started on Jan. 21, had to be shifted by two days, which ended on Sunday.

The event was concluded with Port Harcourt singer Duncan Mighty (Duncan Wenemighty Okechukwu) and Dj Azeez (Jagun Adetola Azeez) performing to fans’ delight.

A businessman, Femi Sobalade, who signed on the jersey, described it as the most exciting time of his life.

“I am so proud of this moment. I feel good throwing my weight to support the Super Eagles. I wish them the best,’’ Sobalade said.

Another, Ngozi Eze, who is a fashion designer, said signing on the jersey was a memorable one which she would never forget.

“I came to sign on this jersey because I believe in the Super Eagles team; I want them to win this year’s event.

“I also commend Guinness for what they are doing for football fans,’’ Eze said.

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