FIFA World Cup Trophy™ Touches Nigerian Soil, tours Abuja

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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.

This is the fourth Global Tour by the FIFA World Cup Trophy, and the third time it would be visiting Nigeria.

"The Federal Government will ensure that necessary support is given to facilitate for successful participation of the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation", he said.

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The cup, presently on a tour of some countries of the world, was presented to him at a ceremony inside the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa, Abuja.

An official from world football -governing body, FIFA later presented a gift of a micro World Cup trophy, in transparent case, to NFF President Pinnick.

He noted that football is a big platform for empowering youths and commended Coca Cola for investing in the game.

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Buhari also received home-based CHAN Super Eagles who emerged runners-up in the recently concluded home-based African Cup of Nations in Morocco as well as basketball and Paralympic teams.

Naija News earlier reported that the original World Cup trophy arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, yesterday, aboard a chartered flight.

"Yes, we know there are a number of strong African countries in the game but Nigeria has always been a great footballing nation, and they have an exciting team heading to the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation".

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