By Cerutti Osage @ The Protea, Isaac John

Immortal memomirs of  never to be forgotten Atlanta 1996 Olympics ,where Nigeria won the historic soccer gold came down live and fresh, last night inside the up market Protea hotel, G.R.A Ikeja, Lagos

The event was non other than the much awaited official decoration of legendary soccer icon, King KANU Nwankeo as the new global brand ambassador of StarTimes, alongside for super Eagles marksman, Jonathan Akpoborie

It was one event that will no doubt be talked about  for a very very long time to come for its panache, glitz and bliss, and the organisers must surely be giving a path on the back for a top class event

Billed for 10 a.m it kicked off exactly an hour later, with amiable StarTimes Public relations manager Mr Isreal Bolaji  recognising members of the high table which included CEO  Jack Liu, top Star Timed director, debonair Maxwell Look, representative of NTA director general, Mrs Temilayo Daramola, newly appointed compsny marketing Director, Oludare Gaffs, and the StarTimes chief technical /celebrity analyst, the ex eagle marksman, Jonathan  Akpoborie
After the brief intro, Mr Bolaji handed the microphone to the ex international Akpoborie to speak on his view of the German league and why they are all here

A man who was  sleek in the attack during his playing days like " quick silver " Jonathan confessed; " I love the German Bundesliga, I am proud to spend all my playing days in Germany, it is great  country, with great tradition and football history, StarTimes association with them will no doubt break new ground " he  opined 

It was after this talk that the audience attention was shifted to the big screen, with all light off and various matches as shown live to teaming fans was beamed, however the highlight was the match shown as prelude bro ushering new StarTimes ambassador to the hall

It was the historic Atlanta Olympics  finals in which the Nigerian dream team came from 3 goals down to lift the golf over eternal nemesis Brazil with KANU netting a brace

It was after the TV session that StarTimes director, Maxwell Loko  took the stage to describe KANU in superlative  arguing  that the football hero is a total brand and role model to men, women and youths
Look confessed that when Nigeria was taking on Brazil in that Olympic match his wife was in labour and he dodged to go watch  the match, and that his wife given birth to a  boy that day, he could have named him KANU

He said the player was chosen to represent StarTimes because both brand share a lot in common and went on to reveal nthst both Kanu and Akpoborie will represent StarTimes i around  the world especially the 12  African countries  that the company operates in

On his part , the newly appointed StarTimes ambassador thanked all Nigerians for the love they continually showed him and  said he will do his best to representing StarTimes well because both him and they company are great  and worthy representative of the  masses.

No doubt the is one day of history  that will sure linger for a very long time to come


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