Transiting from the realm of common dream to rare reality describes the situation of seven lucky MTN subscribers selected to watch their favorite club, Arsenal play at the famous Emirates stadium bringing into reality the livelong desire of these seven as incurable Arsenal fans.
The lucky MTN customers, who are also ‘Gunners for life’ include: Ademola Sulaiman, Asemota Ivie, Coker Olabisi and Orimoloye Olateju. Others are Arthur Chuks, Chief Kingsley Chinedu and Aniekpeno Mkpanang. Friday, a week ago, they were introduced to the media at an afternoon ‘Meet and Greet’ session at the MTN headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Orimoloye who revealed he followed through the process on the social media, speaking to Journalists at the “Meet and Greet” said “it’s a dream come through, giving kudos to MTN. Similarly, Athur praised MTN for the opportunity to watch Arsenal at the Emirates stadium.
Shortly thereafter, the Seven members of MTN’s Y’ello family joined other Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium in London to watch the much anticipated Premier league clash between Arsenal and Manchester City.
Speaking on the exciting opportunity to watch his favourite team, Ademola Sulaiman, said “I’ve been on cloud nine since I heard… I’ll be going to London to watch my Arsenal play live! It has always been a dream of mine and it’s even on my bucket list. MTN is now bringing the dream to reality and I’m beyond excited about it. I can’t thank MTN enough for this”.
These Arsenal fans embarked on an epic 4-day experience, which included atour of the magnificent Emirates Stadium getting a feel of the perfect and lush green playing surface, visiting the popular Armoury housing the club’s merchandise and many opportunities.
The high point of the tour came on March 1st when the seven Gunners joined teeming fans to watch Arsenal and Manchester City lock horns.
During the trip, the seven also visited other iconic locations in the historic city of London.
Following the brand’s recent Season Of Surprises campaign, a spokesperson for the brand says the trip is ‘a reward for the Arsenal fans and we’re happy they were excited about the surprises in London.’
One of the fans, Olateju, who is a Risk Management Specialist at the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the trip was ‘a much-needed holiday’. “I’ve always been a big fan of MTN as I am of Arsenal so this was a big deal for me. Plus, it was a chance to get in a little holiday time. What’snot to love?”
Commenting on the trip, MTN’s General Manager, Brands and Communication, Richard Iweanoge said “We are delighted to be a part of our customers’dream come true. This opportunity to watch their favourite team play live at the stadium is our way of giving them the total footballing experience they deserve and expressing our appreciation to them for choosing to be apart of our Y’ello family.”