Here’s What Happened when Heineken brought the UEFA Trophy to Lagos
Is there a better combination than beer and football?
International beer brand, Heineken, dazzled Lagosians with an amazing stunt on the Falomo Bridge, Ikoyi, Lagos when it brought the real UEFA Champions LeagueTrophy on a tour a few months back.
The Heineken stunt involved a motorcade which took off from the Eko Hotels and Suites and proceeded to Falomo Bridge in Ikoyi.
Not only that, the motorcade included Dutch football legend and Heineken Ambassador, Ruud Gullit accompanied by ex-Super Eagles superstarsAustin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and Sunday Oliseh.
A part of the bridge was locked down briefly and a mini-pitch was set-up. Amidst deafening cheers Jay Jay Okocha and Sunday Oliseh stepped onto the pitch and displayed football skills that proves their legendary status.
Jay Jay Okocha
The major highlight of the stunt was the unveiling of the UEFA Champions League Trophy. Similar to a victory tour of a championship winning team, two double-decker buses with open roofs added to the excitement of the stunt.
With the UEFA Champions league theme song playing in the background, Ruud Gullit emerged on top one of the double-decker buses with the Trophy. Onlookers were sent into wild frenzy when Gullit hoisted the UEFA Trophy for all to see.
“I was on my way from work when I noticed there was something unusual happening on the bridge” said an onlooker, Ezekiel Chukwuma. “I decided to hang around to see what the fuss was all about. I was amazed by the event I witnessed. For me, the most interesting part was when I saw the UEFA Trophy lifted by Ruud Gullit. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity of seeing this Trophy.”