FIFA World Cup Trophy makes pit-stop in Nigeria - The Native

FIFA World Cup Trophy makes pit-stop in Nigeria

After a successful launch at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Russia, the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola jetted off to start its international tour by visiting 91 cities in 51 countries across the six continents. 30 of 51 countries have already welcomed the trophy and Nigeria is finally getting her own turn to receive the trophy.

This is the third time the trophy is making a stop at Nigeria ahead of the world cup tournament. The FIFA delegation led by Peter Njonjo, the president of Coca-Cola West Africa, arrived Abuja on Thursday and met with president Buhari. The trophy and its accompanying team are expected to fly into Lagos on Friday morning, to be received by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode and NFF Vice-President, Seyi Akinwunmi. And by Saturday, fans will be allowed a viewing of the treasured prize at the Tafawa Balewa Square, before the trophy departs Nigeria in the evening.

While we wait for the start of the competition in June, fans can already start to experience the thrills and fun with the official FIFA World Cup Mascot and the trophy made available for viewing and selfies.

Featured Image Credits: Instagram/cocacola_ng

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