The Budweiser Game of Kings match, which will involve a face off of football legends, John Terry & Roberto Carlos is holding in Lagos on Saturday 20, 2021.
So far, two lucky fans have come forth as managers of the two teams that will feature international football legends, John Terry and Roberto Carlos and football stars from the Nigerian Professional Football League.
After some hundreds of contestants were screened to 30, the two personalities who emerged coaches of the two teams Smooth FC and Kings FC respectively, are Osinachi Egbuche and Segun John.
The process which was a thorough one, started with an audition held at the Southern Sun Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.
With over 400 beer brands, Budweiser is a product of International Breweries , a proud part of AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer.
The premium lager organised the audition that tested the manager-hopefuls’ tactical mastery and technical know-how of the beautiful game.
Veteran journalists, Mitchell Obi and Harry Iwuala, and co-anchor of the Kings of Football show and Budweiser Brand Ambassador, Ozoemena Chukwu, constituted the team of judges.
They assessed the prospective team managers on other qualities such as communication skills, leadership potential, and man–management skills.
In reaction to the development, Mitchell Obi said:
“For me,it was revealing to observe the level of understanding of football by Nigerian fans, and I believe this is an opportunity to push the dimension and cultivate the culture of promoting our domestic football. This contest has opened a new phase for those who want to get involved in supporting the game.”
While the Marketing Manager, Budweiser, Olajumoke Okikiolu, said:
“Budweiser Game of Kings team managers audition has been an interesting contest. We received numerous applications from consumers who desired to coach Smooth FC and Kings FC, and it was heartening to see many of those who made it to the final stage of the audition display a remarkable knowledge of football. It will also be interesting to see how the fan-led teams fare against each other in what will undoubtedly be a pulsating match on game day.”
Since the unique initiative has prospects of attracting football fans and enthusiast, provision has been made for those who will not be at the stadium to see their football icons play as game day match will air on SuperSports, NTA Network, and STV.