As the UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 season hits the
knockout phase, the stage is now set for Heineken®, the World’s leading
international premium lager beer to give Nigerian football fans the opportunity
to feel and experience the UEFA Champions League Trophy. 

The trophy – which
will be in Nigeria from March 13, 2014 with the brand ambassador Ruud Gullit,
an ex-international and football star and coach, will remain in Nigeria till
March 16, 2014. 

The UEFA Champions League Trophy
Tour has been presented for eight consecutive years by Heineken® international,
a UEFA Champions League partner. 
In 2014, Heineken® will give football fans in
Nigeria, Argentina and Vietnam the chance to see and get up close to the
prestigious trophy. Like Heineken®, the trophy is a true global icon. It
represents the excellence of the UEFA Champions League worldwide and the
ultimate achievement in European club football.
In order to make the event memorable,
various events and activities have been lined up by the brand to give
consumers, trade partners as well as the media first hand contact with the
trophy which is making its tour of Nigeria for the second time after  it
did so in 2009.

In a statement, Walter Drenth,
Marketing Director Nigerian Breweries Plc, said “the Champions league trophy
tour is an activity unique to Heineken®. No other brand is capable of holding
the trophy tour outside of Europe.”

He promised football fans that the
brand – in consonance with its tagline of “Opening Your World”- would provide
an experience that only Heineken® can deliver its consumers.

On August 31, 2013, Heineken®
announced the extension of its sponsorship with the UEFA Champions League. The
new agreement means that the brand will continue as an official partner of the
world’s most prestigious club football competition up to and including the 2017
/ 2018 season.

Consumers could also text TrophyTour, Name, Age, and State to 20388 to participate
in the Heineken UEFA Champions League Quiz (SMS Game) to win prizes including
chances to Meet the Trophy, Ruud Gullit, Christian Karembu and other Football
legends. For more details visit

Twitter audience could
follow the trophy tour experience with #meetthetrophy and @Heineken_NG

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