It was a historic moment for the Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga, and Ngozi Onwumere, with Nigeria’s Skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo last Thursday when they were hosted by the Nigerian Breweries ahead of the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.
The girls were full of joy and let down their guard as they danced and interacted freely with guests at the soiree. It is the first time the Nigerian team will qualify for the Winter Olympics. And they have secured a major sponsorship deal with Star Lager, one of Nigeria’s leading beer brands and one of the country’s biggest sports sponsors.
In the nearly 100-year history of the Winter Olympics Games, Nigeria has never been represented, in any sport, at the games. That record will however be broken when the 2018 Winter Olympics kicks off this month, as four exceptional and inspiring Nigerian women athletes will be competing for medals at the multi-sport event scheduled to take place from February 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang County.
The drive for the game was started by Seun who brought in other girls. Ever since, they have been working together as a team and they are all determined to win and inspire the next generation.
“We have pushed past the fear and we know the Lord is on our side,” said Simi. “I want to be a part of what the ladies are doing to make history and inspire the next generation of Africans.”
“As the first lager brewed in Nigeria, we identify with that pioneering spirit of excellence that these four amazing Nigerian women represent. The zeal to go on & shine in the face of uncertainty, in an uncharted terrain, deeply resonates with us and we are very delighted to be able to support these great athletes in making this dream of participating & winning in Pyeongchang come true,” said Franco Maria Maggi, Marketing Director – Nigerian Breweries Plc.
“Nigerian Breweries Plc appreciates the professional conduct and support of the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation and Integral & Temple Management Company which enabled this partnership” Franco Maria Maggi added.