By Lukmon Oloyede.
Family members of the two Nigerian children that represented the country as official player mascots at the UEFA Champions League Final in Olympia stadion, Berlin have commended Mastercard for offering them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of participating in the finals of the UEFA champions League Finals.
[ad id=”187″]In a grand reception at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Abba Ahmed and Jordan Ubah and their families shared their Priceless experience with the media.
An elated Abba Ahmed described the moment as “unforgettable”. “I feel so happy to have had the opportunity to walk Barcelona FC star Neymar to the pitch in Berlin. Being there with my family and MasterCard team made me comfortable and safe. I never worried about anything. I enjoyed every moment of it; especially the cheers of the spectators to the colourful ambiance of the stadium. I want to be a footballer in the future and my parents will give me their support. I want to really thank MasterCard for this memorable experience.”
Jordan Ubah also said the trip gave him the chance to see the world. “I saw the world in Berlin. A tour to the Berlin Gate was wonderful. We spent 5 days there and every of the moment was incredible. I also want to express gratitude to MasterCard for the opportunity”, he said.
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The two football lovers, both from Lagos, won the once in a lifetime opportunity of escorting world-famous football players from Barcelona Football Club (FC) onto the pitch during the final having emerged as winners of the MasterCard Goal Celebration Contest.
Third winner, Jamiu Babatunde also embarked on the trip to Berlin though he couldn’t join Abba and Jordan as player mascots.
In her welcome speech, the Vice President and Area Business Head, MasterCard, West Africa, Omokehinde Ojomuyide said the Priceless Moment which kicked off in Nigeria last year was initiated to give to give MasterCard users an unforgettable experience through Priceless surprises.
“We are very proud of our longstanding association with the UEFA Champions League. The tournament has delivered countless priceless moments and the fans have been there all the way, so it is fantastic to be able to give these two Nigerians and their families a priceless experience at this year’s UEFA Champions League Final.[ad id=”147″]
By Lukmon Oloyede.