MasterCard, as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage Nigerians to make cashless transactions, is providing three lucky Mastercard holders with the Ultimate UEFA Champions League Experience. The recent project launched to promote cashless payments is in celebration of MasterCard’s continued sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League. Three lucky MasterCard cardholders will be chosen in a draw to enjoy MasterCard hospitality at the UEFA finals event in Munich. 800 lucky MasterCard holders will also win tickets to a UEFA Champions League Final 2012 Fan Viewing Experience, hosted by MasterCard on the 19th of May 2012 in Lagos. three.
Omokehinde Ojomuyide, the Country Manager, West Africa for MasterCard Worldwide explained “In support of the Cashless Nigeria project initiated by the Nigerian Central Bank, MasterCard is incentivising our cardholders to transact with their MasterCard cards to stand a chance of winning great prizes. Our sponsorship of one of the world’s leading football tournaments allows us to bring the game to the very passionate football fans of Nigeria and simultaneously offer a payments platform which is convenient, safe and secure.” Ojomuyide also points out that while the competition is only open to MasterCard cardholders, Nigerians who do not currently hold MasterCard payment cards can request one from participating banks. Once their cards have been issued, new cardholders can ensure their entry into the competition by making at least one purchase using their card before the closing date of the competition.Ojomuyide concluded by saying “We are excited by our sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League and look forward to bringing our MasterCard cardholders the best possible football experience. The initiative is an exclusive on the continent with Nigeria being the only market to which MasterCard has opened the competition.”
All MasterCard holders in Nigeria who use their cards to make a purchase by mid-May 2012 will automatically be entered into the competition. The MasterCard Fan Viewing Experience will be an invitation-only event hosted in Lagos with a live feed of the UEFA Champions League Final 2012 from Munich. The 800 lucky MasterCard cardholder winners, along with their partners will be accompanied by Nigerian football legends and other VIP guests. The competition ends mid-May 2012 and is open to all MasterCard cardholders from participating Nigerian banks. The 800 winners will be notified by MasterCard.