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Premiership giant Arsenal football club has taken the bold step to warm the heart of their fans in Nigeria,they have entered into a partnership with one of Nigeria’s largest mobile communication network MTN.

Arsenal fans can feel the passion, emotions, excitement because they are going to have access to different content such as match and player exclusive content including match highlights, club news, interviews and club imagery.

The event saw dignitaries and Nigerians from all works of life converging at the IMAX Studio in Lekki for what has been described as one of the biggest developments in Nigerian football in recent times.



Formal Arsenal striker Kanu Nwankwo was present at the event according to him he described it as an exciting partnership and a good cause for Nigerian football.He also said “They’re bringing something unique and football lovers have a reason to be excited.”

In addition, MTN and Arsenal will partner on a series of promotional and marketing activities, and specialist coaching sessions in the west African country.

Speaking at the event Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer, Vinai Venkatesham, said “Arsenal has huge support in Nigeria, in part due to Kanu Nwankwo and the recent emergence of Alex Iwobi into the first team.  This partnership with MTN will really help us engage with these passionate fans on a regular and personal basis.  We are expecting MTN’s Arsenal exclusive content to be very popular among our supporters, as well as followers of football generally. This is our second regional partnership in Nigeria and fifth in Africa.  It really underlines our commitment and the level of support we have on the continent.”


Getting the service is very easy all you have to do is to TEXT ASN to 700 from your MTN line to sign up for the FANTASY PREMIERE LEAGUE and enjoy mouth-watering prizes such as all-expense paid trips to go watch live matches, jerseys,snapbacks and other amazing goodies.

The fantasy league is a football management game that allows you select and assemble an imagery team of real life footballers and score points based on actual player performances during live football games.

Still in the football spirit, you can also download exclusive video content, beautiful football wallpapers, stickers and enjoy football chants as your caller tunez, participate in fun quizzes and trivia.



MTN’s General Manager, Consumer Marketing, Richard Iweanoge who also spoke at the event said “We are excited to announce our partnership with Arsenal and look forward to engaging with sports enthusiasts beyond the current traditional broadcast of matches.  Not only this but also digitally with access to exclusive contents that will be delivered via our network.” This partnership is a demonstration of our long-standing support of sports which fosters unity amongst Nigerians.

He also said “This partnership will also contribute to sports talent development across the country and we look forward to welcoming Arsenal-trained coaches to Nigeria soon in this regard.  Football lovers across the country can be rest assured of an exciting partnership that will bring unrivaled money can’t buy international football experience to Nigeria,”

Arsenal have long enjoyed significant support within Africa’s most populous nation.Currently Nigeria provides the club’s largest website traffic outside of the UK and the team’s second highest digital members.

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