Lagos State received the FIFA World Cup Trophy on Friday after it landed Nigeria on March 7, as part of a global tour plan of 91 cities in 51 countries.
According to NAN, Amanju Pinnick, President, Nigeria Football Federation; Peter Rufai, Rtd. Nigerian Footballer; Christian Karembeu, Rtd. French International; Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles Technical Adviser; and Ikechukwu Ezenwa were on hand to receive the Trophy at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Dr. Kweku Tando, the Chairman of The Lagos State Sports Commission appreciated the management of Coca-Cola and the Nigeria Football Federation for ensuring residents of Lagos had an opportunity to sight the Trophy
“Coca-cola has been a very good partner in Lagos State, especially in the area of sports.
“I encourage other corporate players to work with the Lagos State Government in the area of sport development and infrastructure.
“We are open to more partnerships with anybody that has such ideas that would guarantee sports development and infrastructure.
“We (LASG) wish the Super Eagles a wonderful and excellence outing in Russia,” Tando, who represented Gov. Ambode, said.
Naija News understand that Nigeria is the first country to qualified for the tour of trophy.