Nigeria’s number one premium lager brand, Star Lager beer, has partnered with the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) in support of Team Nigeria at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 which commenced July 23, 2021.
The collaboration between Star Lager Beer and NOC is focused on supporting Team Nigeria on their journey to and through the games. The beer brand will be one of the headline sponsors and official alcoholic drink for Team Nigeria.
Speaking on the strategic partnership, the Senior Brand Manager, Olaoluwa Babalola said, “We have ultimate confidence in Team Nigeria to make us proud, their dedication and unrelenting effort is evident and there is no doubting the victory they will achieve with their team spirit.”
“We anticipate the team’s countless medals and are thrilled to bring people together to enjoy and celebrate Team Nigeria on their journey through the Olympic Games. We have very high hopes for our competent and skilled sportsmen and women to shine,” he added.
Team Nigeria will compete in 10 different sports at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, the Olympic Games was jump-started with an opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, July 23, 2021. Led by the flag bearer Odunayo Adekuoroye and Captain Aruna Quadri, Team Nigeria paraded in their dashing green and white outfits, waving their Nigerian flags.
The separate teams consist of outstanding athletes who are prepared to give a phenomenal performance in the 10 slated Sports – Athletics, basketball, badminton, Canoe, gymnastics, table tennis, swimming, rowing, wrestling, and taekwondo.
With their recent win against the USA, The Nigerian basketball team “D’Tigers”, with eight NBA players included in the team roster – Miye Oni, Jahlil Okafor, Kezie Okpala, and Precious Achuiwa, increase hopes of victory.
Over 70 years after it was first produced in Nigeria, Star lager beer has continued to occupy the premium position by bringing a brighter shine to millions of fans. The brand has consistently supported sports in Nigeria by partnering with government football bodies like the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and also sponsoring initiatives like the Coaching Clinic among others. Star Lager was the official beer for top European football clubs like FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, PSG, Juventus, Manchester United and is the official beer of Manchester City in Nigeria.
As a partner of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Star Lager Beer seeks to provide unending support to Team Nigeria and encourage Nigerian athletes to create an established name for Nigeria in world sports. Star Lager Beer Has advanced from a ‘homeland’ beer to a beer that unites.