FIFA World Cup trophy arrives Nigeria on Wednesday

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The FIFA world cup continue its tour around the world and is set to arrive Nigeria.

Football fans in Africa have already started getting a feel of the trophy as it arrived African soil February 22, 2018 through Khartoum, Sudan after it left Dubai in the Asia continent.

The trophy which has moved through Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Nairobi (Kenya), Maputo (Mozambique), Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa) and Kampala (Uganda) will storm on Wednesday.

According to thenff.com, the trophy, on a tour of 91 cities in 51 countries across six continents before the finals, will touch down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard a chartered flight at 11am.

Officials have said that the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung; the Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola; President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick; NFF Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko and; NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi will have the first view of the trophy on the aircraft before it leaves the airport.

From the airport, the trophy, accompanied by several top officials of Coca-Cola’s Global Office and Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, including Coca-Cola Nigeria Managing Director Bhupendra Suri and Managing Director of Nigeria Bottling Company Georgios Polymenakos, will make its way to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel for a press conference.

The iconic prize of world football will then be on its way to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, where President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) will have a feel of the trophy and deliver a welcome remark, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Dalung and other members of the Federal Executive Council will view the trophy as from 4pm.

Nigeria is one of the 32 nations that will compete for the trophy in the biggest football showpiece slated for summer in Russia.

The trophy will proceed to Dakar (Senegal) after Nigeria and the trophy tour will end on April 30, 2018 in Osaka (Japan).

 

Information from Business day Nigeria was used in this report.

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