PHOTOS: FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour Hits Aso Rock

FIFA representative France Christian Karembeu presenting the FIFA World Cup trophy to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Mar. 7, 2018. Photo: Aso Rock Twitter

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

The ceremony which was held at the State House, also saw the President host the Super Eagles Team B, who won the Silver medal in the just concluded African Cup of Nations (CHAN) and the Bobsleigh Winter Olympic Team.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, FIFA representative France Christian Karembeu, President Coca-Cola West Africa Mr Peter Njonjo and Chairman House Committee on Sports Hon. Godfrey Gaiya were all present at the occasion.

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

He said football has been a great unifying factor among the ethnic groups in the country.

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