By Desmond Ekwueme
Last week, former England and Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand was in Nigeria on one of his assignments as the Global Ambassador of the brand Guinness (stout) dubbed FANS MADE OF MORE. He had a brief chat with the media at the Corporate Head Office of Guinness on Oba Akran Way, Ikeja, Lagos last Friday. Yours Sincerely was there. Excerpt…..
Nigerian music is enjoying massive acceptance in the UK. I personally love Afrobeat and I listen to it as my favourite
I LOVE JOLLOF RICE
I have a lot of experience here. I mean a lot of positive things about Nigeria. The fans, their passion for football, the music and the food. I enjoy Jollof and I will have more of it before returning to UK. I hope to try out other new things aside these to form part of my experience.
JAY JAY OKOCHA MY FAVOURITE NIGERIAN FOOTBALLER
I have respect for Nigerian players like Sunday Oliseh, (Rashidi) Yekini and (Nwankwo) Kanu but, Jay Jay Okocha is exceptional. He is my favourite Nigerian footballer. I followed him as his fan when he was with PSG. I and other kids do watch his games then. He is charismatic. He is talented.
I’M A NIGERIAN CHIEF
Yeah, the last time I visited Nigeria, I was called a chief and I loved it. I remain a chief. Please address me as one…. (laughter)
MY IMPRESSION OF NIGERIA
The people are warm. They are very receptive. On my arrival at the Airport, it was a massive welcome. They are crazy football fans. They are very passionate about football. I think after Nigeria, the other people that are this crazy about football are in Asia, talking about China and JapanRead Full Story