The FIFA World Cup trophy has arrived in Nigeria as part of its tour of 91 cities in 51 countries across six continents before the opening ceremony in Russia June 15.
Upon arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Aiport, Abuja Wednesday, the iconic prize of world football visited the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, where it was handed to President Muhammadu Buhari by French legend Christian Karembeu.
As part of its four-day tour in Nigeria, the mythical trophy and its accompanying team will visit Lagos on Friday morning, to be received by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick and NFF First Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, are part of the team to take the trophy across the country.
In a bid to engage with football fans, there will be public viewing of the trophy in Abuja and Lagos before it leaves on Saturday.