By Zika Bobby
Guinness Made of Black ambassador, Thierry Henry, visited Nigeria to celebrate the unique passion for football among fans in the country.
At the Guinness Fanzone event, which held in Lagos, winners of the ‘Be A Front Row Fan’ National Consumer Promotion had the opportunity to watch West Brom play Manchester United with the football legend.
Speaking at the event, Peter Ndegwa, Managing Director, Guinness said; “Thierry Henry is an international icon of the highest calibre, we are proud to have him as an ambassador of our Made of Black Programme.”
“Henry carved his own path to bring his creative flair to the game, he worked hard to demonstrate his skill and ability; ultimately changing the way the game was played in England and showing that he was truly Made of Black. He is an inspirational ambassador for our Made of Black campaign.”
The high point of the event was the unveiling of Nigeria’s brand new Made of Black ambassador, Goodluck Obieze; an amputee footballer with an incredible passion for football.
As a child, Goodluck dreamed of playing football and leaving his village to be in the city and make it as a footballer. But his dream of becoming a footballer was put in jeopardy when he lost one of his legs in an accident. This didn’t stop him from following his dream. He came to Lagos where he found his team and he is now their captain. He found his wife. He set up his own thriving keke napep business. And he found a life that he loves.