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Etisalat Begins Title Defence As Airtel Recharges for Honour

July 18, 2014

The 2014 Nigeria Telecommunication Games (NTG) kicks off tomorrow with a novelty match between two finance industry giants, Zenith Bank and Konga, a leading online trading company.

MediaVision Limited, organisers of the games have been upbeat about the opening day which they disclosed would also feature a colourful ceremony.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MediaVision, Fela Bank-Olemoh, said during the week that "arrangements have been finalized to stage a glamorous opening ceremony befitting of the companies participating in one of our flagship events".

Cup holders, Etisalat Nigeria are poised to defend the trophy they snatched from MTN last year in a thrilling final that ended 1-0. Feelers are that the squad has been strengthened with new sign-ons but our source who pleaded anonymity also insisted on not releasing any names.

"We have the last year's victorious squad intact but have also brought in some good players to fortify the team and, sorry, you won't be getting any names for now until we file out", were his words.

Continuing, he said, "let me assure you that our captain, Andy Enebeli is still very much around and so also is Solomon Ajala". The title defence will start with the first competitive match of the day as they square up against LM Ericsson while MTN Nigeria will renew their quest to reclaim the title in the second game of the day against Airtel. MTN, though lost their soccer gold still emerged the overall best by dominating in other events like athletics, tennis and scrabble.

For Airtel, it will be another opportunity to improve on their debut appearance as they also want to take their place among the Telecom greats.

"Our outing in the tournament last year was very impressive though it was our first time and this 2014 will be a different ball game especially after we have been supporting young Nigerians to be the stars of tomorrow through the Airtel Rising Stars tournament," boasted Emeka Oparah, a senior Management staff at the Banana Island headquarters of the company.

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Source: AllAfrica

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