Coca-Cola Trophy Tour: 5 things to look forward to
Mar 09 2018 by Kathy Alvarado
Former France worldwide and World Cup-winning midfielder, Christian Karembeu believes the Super Eagles of Nigeria must play in a insane manner if they are to become the first country outside the continent of Europe and South America to lift the FIFA World Cup.
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the Fifa World Cup trophy.
Bhupendra Suri, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, reiterated that what was brought to Nigeria and what is being taken round the world is "the original, solid gold FIFA World Cup trophy" and not a replica, and that Nigeria is one of few special countries where the trophy would be seen in two different cities.
The trophy and its accompanying team will then fly into Lagos on Friday morning, to be received by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and members of his cabinet as well as NFF President Amaju Pinnick and NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi.
He noted that football is a big platform for empowering youths and commended Coca Cola for investing in the game.
The ceremony which was held at the State House, also saw the President host the Super Eagles Team B, who won the Silver medal in the just concluded African Cup of Nations (CHAN) and the Bobsleigh Winter Olympic Team.
In his remarks, the Minister of Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, expressed optimism that the trophy will return to the country in July as the Super Eagles would win the cup.
President Buhari, thanked Federation Internationale de Football Association for choosing two cities in Nigeria for the cup tour.