This is the fourth Global Tour by the FIFA World Cup Trophy, and the third time it will be visiting Nigeria. The President is the only personality in Nigeria authorized to touch the Trophy.
Over the next few months, the Fifa World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will visit no less than 30 cities across 19 countries before settling back in Russian Federation for the tournament. Our passion for football cut across all ethnic groups and also plays a key role in unifying our peoples from various backgrounds, " he said.
He noted that football is a big platform for empowering youths and commended Coca Cola for investing in the game.
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He also appreciated the efforts of members of the CHAN Eagles that won silver in Morocco as well as the 2018 Nigeria's Bobsleigh Winter Olympics in South Korea.
In his remarks, the Minister of Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, expressed optimism that the trophy will return to the country in July as the Super Eagles would win the cup.
"I am very optimistic on what this unbelievable team [Super Eagles] can do because the passion for football here in Nigeria is much", Polymenakos said.
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The trophy was transported from Uganda to Nigeria where it is scheduled to tour two cities, Abuja and Lagos.
Former France and Real Madrid star Christian Karembeu is confident that the Super Eagles team is capable of doing great things at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
He said that the duo, who were based in the United States, sponsored their training and participation at the competition.
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Football-loving Nigerians on Thursday trooped out en masse to catch a glimpse of the FIFA World Cup trophy, which is on a four-day tour of Nigeria.