It has been 13 fun filled weeks on Nigeria’s most recognisable football platform, Star Football Superfans. There have been penalty shootouts, 4-0 thrashings, bum-wiggling performances, a stunning end-of-season EPL party, boisterous crowds and of course, lots and lots of passionate football fans. Star Lager has taken the concept of fan engagement to another level over the past three months with cash and item rewards, a groovy football atmosphere and even Mozez Praiz.
All good things however, must come to an end and this week, we said Adios to the wonderfully engrossing campaign. Rounding up the campaign were two teams representing Manchester United and Barcelona. What better way to pay a tribute to this groundbreaking platform than to bring together two of the football world’s heavyweights to clash at the Superfans Arena?
The encounter was a delightfully open one befitting of the occasion as Yusuf Issa, Aliyu Idris, Danjuma David, Akabuogu Paschal and Udeze Bright Godian of Young Stars came from a goal down to defeat Ikechukwu Diala, Aki Udochu, Nyong Kufre Ita, Amaha Henry Edmond and Obatta Osareme John of Catalonia FC after having scored first early in the first half.
It was a gloriously unpredictable affair which received the deserved flourish with a literally ground-shaking Show Your Passion performance by Idris of Young Stars to snatch the winning goal ahead of the Barcelona quintet and win the final N1 million. Catalonia FC may have had to content themselves with the N100,000 consolation prize in the end, but they can be proud of themselves for having contributed to a fitting finale to this wonderful show.
We’re going to miss Star Football Superfans! Where football fans…SHINE ON!