AFCON: How MTN bought life insurance policy for Eagles to travel by sea to Benin



Mobile telecommunications operator, MTN, gave Super Eagles a comprehensive life insurance policy during the team’s successful boat trip to neighbouring Benin Republic on Friday.


There were fears about the safety of the squad travelling by sea for the 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Squirrels of Benin, which the Eagles won 1-0 on Saturday.


The Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick assured the football-loving populace of the safety of the contingent on the Atlantic Ocean, saying they had made adequate preparations ahead of the trip.


A top official of the NFF, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that MTN played a huge role in the success of the trip by offfering them boats, crew members and insurance for the trip to-and-from Benin.


The contingent also took off and docked at the Falomo jetty in Ikoyi, Lagos, which was built by the telecommunications service provider for the Lagos State Waterways Authority.


“MTN supported the Nigerian national team, the ‘Super Eagles, with two boats and seven crew members,” a source disclosed.

“They even gave us a comprehensive life insurance policy to cover both going and coming.


“They also took off and docked at the modern Falomo jetty, which MTN built for LASWA.”

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