President Buhari receives World Cup trophy

President Buhari receives FIFA World Cup trophy in Abuja- NGscoop

From the Abuja International Airport, the Trophy proceeded to the Transcorp Hilton for a press engagement with the media before moving to the Presidential Villa where President Mohamadu Buhari received the Trophy.

President Buhari 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.

Speaking at the event, President Buhari noted with delight that the Super Eagles were the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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The African songs will be added to the pool of FIFA World Cup global songs together with the official Coca-Cola World Cup anthem Colours done by Jason Derulo.

The Nigerian leader, who also received the CHAN Super Eagles, who won Silver medal at the competition in Morocco in January, commended the players for their achievement.

Udochi said her excitement would not know bounds if Nigeria's male national team, the Super Eagles, works hard to bring the trophy home after the World Cup tournament in Russian Federation.

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"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.

"Well, if Nigeria must win the World Cup, the players, coaches and every other Nigerian in Russian Federation must act insane, play crazy and fight for every single ball on the field of play".

The Trophy will tour 91 cities in 51 countries and Nigeria will be hosting the Trophy for four whole days and in two cities - Lagos and Abuja.

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He expressed the hope that the ceremony on Wednesday would turn out to be "a dress rehearsal for the return of the trophy in July if the Super Eagles win the competition".

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