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Jay Jay Okocha, Gideon Okeke & More support Athletic Wear brand PUMA at its Flagship Store Launch in Lagos!



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Internationally renowned sports brand PUMA is expanding its presence in Africa with the opening of a new store in Lagos, at The Palms Shopping mall in Lekki on Wednesday 27th November 2013.

For its market entry, PUMA partnered with Persians Retail (the retail division of Persians Group, owners and developer of The Palms Shopping Mall).

Björn Gulden, CEO of PUMA, said “The opening of our first PUMA Store in Nigeria marks an important step in the African success story of our brand, strengthening our presence in a major emerging market. Given Nigeria’s fast market growth, we look forward to continuing our expansion there with Persianas as a partner.

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Jay Jay Okocha

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Minister of Sports; Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi

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Persianas Chairman Tayo Amusan said “PUMA’s partnership with Persianas demonstrates a long-term commitment to developing the brand in Nigeria through retail expansion in Lagos and beyond. We are delighted to have such a powerful sports brand as part of our Nigerian retail portfolio.

Tapping into Nigeria’s fervent passion for football, also as a lifestyle culture, PUMA collaborated with former world-class player Jay Jay Okocha as a brand ambassador for its store opening event in Lagos. The Brazilian themed event kicked off with Capoeira dancers, Salsa performances and unique interpretations by SPAN artists.

PUMA’s market expansion is supported by strong ties the brand has built with Africa over many years: Being the partner of eight African football federations, PUMA has been one of the continent’s leading sponsor for a long time.

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Martyn Bowen & Jay Jay Okocha

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Winner of the Blog with a PUMA ball Signed by Jay Jay

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Ayo Amusan & Amal AbdulRahman (Persianas Director of Marketing)

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Amal AbdulRahman (Persianas Director of Marketing) and Sajan (Persianas Retail Manager)

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Tseshe, Kehinde Ukeje and Femi Egunjobi

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Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi kicking a Puma ball to open the store

The Honorable Minister of Sports, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi and the Lagos State Commissioner of Sports, Enitan Oshodi were present to commemorate the opening of Puma’s first store in Nigeria, among many other distinguished guests.

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Enitan Oshodi (His Excellency the Commissioner of Sports) & Prince Segun Oniru

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Ade Egunjobi, Gideon Okeke & Lanre Famakinwa

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Riaan Erasmus (Head of Persianas Retail ), Martyn Bowen (PUMA GM) and Layi Gobir

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  1. Mr Gbajumo

    December 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Where is Toke Partinwa?
    Something is missing in this Store Launch
    *cycles away*

    • [email protected]

      December 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      if you have nothing important to say just shut up. dis s not lindaikeji blog wre u come to say rubbish and look for people ok byee.

    • Busarni

      December 15, 2013 at 12:55 am

      Must you call out another blog to make your point. Mumu of

  2. Say the truth

    December 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    “His Excellency the Commissioner of Sports”<— Lmao, nothing excellent about that.


    December 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Mr ministers poise like he’s dancing whine for me ok bye

    • Idak

      December 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      you no go kill me with laff.

  4. Binta

    December 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    i haver to ask this, ias kehinde ukeje, oc ukeje’s

  5. keepingitreal

    December 16, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Toke Partinwa??? Oh Lord, LOL

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