The founder of Aiteo Group, Benedict Peters, through his company, joined hands with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to celebrate the legacy of Super Eagles team of 1994 at the second Aiteo-NFF Awards held in Lagos, on Monday.
The Super Eagles class of 1994 won African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in style and stunned the world with an eclectic display of football at USA ‘94 World Cup.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Benedict Peters, the Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo, paid homage to the legacy of the legendary team that stood tall and made Nigeria proud 25 years ago.
“Today, we all remember that golden era with very fond emotions. It was a phenomenal moment when our country spoke one language – football; when we achieved the highest FIFA ranking ever for an African team for our beautiful playing style; and when our team gave us something bigger than a trophy -A legacy”
He gave a historical perspective to Aiteo’s partnership with NFF in the past two years as its biggest sponsor.
“Since we forged this winning partnership, football in Nigeria has witnessed tremendous improvements. We have not only intervened decisively in eliminating financial constraints that hitherto constricted on-field performance; we have also provided strong moral support to the facilitation of instructive platforms such as this, the Aiteo NFF Awards.”
It was a night of glamour and elegance at Nigeria’s premier football awards. The event was attended by prominent people across various facets of society.
Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who received a special award from the NFF was present, alongside Lagos Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Kwara state Governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, and Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.