Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Buhari Receives FIFA World Cup Trophy, Bobsled Team And CHAN Super Eagles

Buhari Receives FIFA World Cup Trophy, Bobsled Team And CHAN Super Eagles

He expressed this optimism while speaking at the press conference that heralded the arrival of the original FIFA World Cup trophy to Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of the 2018 Football World Cup in June.

Speaking on the Eagles' chances of winning the World Cup, the former Middlesborough player said Nigeria must play and act insane to achieve such a feat.

"I am very optimistic on what this awesome team [Super Eagles] can do because the passion for football here in Nigeria is much", Polymenakos said.

He also said NBC was planning to take many Nigerians to Russian Federation to go cheer their team as part of the company's efforts to ensure that Nigerians have the best time during the football fiesta.

"The federal government will ensure that necessary support is given to facilitate preparations for successful participation of the Super-Eagles at the World Cup in Russian Federation".

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.

A dinner is planned for the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island the same evening, while there will be a consumer viewing of the coveted diadem at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Saturday, before the trophy departs Nigerian shores in the evening of Saturday.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy™ will be available for viewing by the general public at the Abuja Old Parade Ground on the 8 and 9 March 2018.

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