Guinness names amputee player ambassador

Posted on Dec 19 2017 - 2:18pm by admin

Idris Adesina

Guinness Nigeria has  named national amputee football team captain, Goodluck Obieze, as its  Made of Black ambassador.

The footballer was unveiled on Sunday at the Guinness Fanzone event at Landmark Event Centre in Lagos.

The event featured former Arsenal star Thierry Henry, who watched and analysed a match with some winners of the company’s promotion.

According to a statement from Guinness, Goodluck was selected because of his passion for football.

Marketing Director Guinness, Adenike Adebola, said, “Goodluck is truly made of black, a man who showed real determination to write his own rules and carve his own path in life. He has an incredible story which should inspire every Nigerian.

“He dreamed of playing football and left his village for the city to make it as a footballer. But his dream of becoming a footballer was put in jeopardy when he lost one of his legs in a road accident. This didn’t stop him from following his dream. He came to Lagos, where he found others like himself and today he is their captain.  He found his wife, set up his own thriving Keke NAPEP business.

“We have a number of projects in store this year working with Goodluck. We at Guinness believe that football and people’s passion for the game can unite Nigerians to do incredible acts, and this is just one of the activities we will be doing this year.”

Managing Director of the company, Peter Ndegwa, said they brought Henry to the country to motivate Nigerian football fans.

He said, “Thierry Henry is an international icon of the highest calibre, we are proud to have him as an ambassador of our Made of Black programme.

“He carved his own path to bring his creative flair to the game; he worked hard to demonstrate his skill and ability; ultimately changing the way the game was played in England and showing that he was truly made of black. He is an inspirational ambassador for our Made of Black campaign.”

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