Friday, May 17, 2013

MasterCard set to thrill Nigerian customers with UEFA Champions live

In support of the Cashless Nigeria initiative, MasterCard, is set to thrill Nigerian customers to watch the UEFA Champions League in Lagos, even as some four lucky ones will be heading to Wembley Stadium, to watch the match live.

The Vice President and Area Business Head, West Africa, MasterCard, Ms Omokehinde Ojomuyide, confirmed this to ITRealms, said that MasterCard is running a consumer promotion that would bring all the action and excitement of the UEFA Champions League right into the city of Lagos in Nigeria.

She recalls that the promotion stated two years ago in 2011, in the country, providing MasterCard cardholders an opportunity to win the four tickets to watch the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, live in London at the legendary Wembley Stadium.

In addition, she said, four tickets to watch the Final live at Wembley, there are an additional 500 double tickets to watch the game at the exclusive UEFA Champions League Fan viewing event in Lagos.

“To enter the competition, all a cardholder has to do is use his or her Debit MasterCard, the more they use their Debit MasterCard card, the more chances they have of winning,” she said.

Ojomuyide outlined participating banks in the promotion to include Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank Plc, Skye Bank, United Bank of Africa, First Bank, Wema Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Unity Bank, Ecobank, Keystone bank and Enterprise Bank. 

She explained that the purpose for building exciting experiences around the football contest for Nigerians, is that ’Nigeria is very important to MasterCard and is the hub for MasterCard in Sub-Sahara Africa, adding that Nigerian government has taken bold and progressive steps to encourage Cashless transactions, which aligns with the vision of a ‘World Beyond Cash’.

“The passion of Nigerians for football is tremendous and that is why MasterCard is committed to giving its card holders an unforgettable football experience this year. This event is one of the many incentives we have in store for Nigerians in support of the Cashless Nigeria Drive” she said.

ITRealms recalls that in the previous years since the promo began, Nigerians were treated to an evening of lots of fun and excitement in Lagos during the UEFA Champions League Final Fan Viewing experience hosted by MasterCard.
This year’s event promises to be no different as Nigerians will again be treated to an evening of exciting and priceless football experiences to be enjoyed with the many sport dignitaries that will be in attendance.

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