Kanu Nwankwo and Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha were on Tuesday announced the Star Lager brand ambassadors for the 2014 World Cup taking place in Brazil.
A statement by the Marketing Manager, Nigeria Breweries Plc, Walter Drengh, said in Lagos that the honour was done to them to celebrate their achievements in football.
It said that both ex-internationals were chosen so that others could emulate their achievements.
“You will agree with me that Okocha and Kanu have not only made Nigeria proud through football but they have become role models for Nigerians who seek to emulate their victories on the pitch,” it said.
The statement added that Star beer had partnered with DSTV to bring the World Cup to Nigerians.
It added that the beer was celebrating the passion and pride of fans of football it tagged “Shine on Nigeria as the tagline to propel Nigeria to victory”.
The World Cup holds from June 12 to July 13 in Brazil.