Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy Lands in Abuja.
The official Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy was in town after its arrival in Abuja on Wednesday, March 7 and President Muhammadu Buhari lifted it.
Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, FIFA and long-time sponsors Coca-Cola are touring with the trophy.
The FIFA World Cup tour kicked off in Russia, host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and will touch down in a total of 91 cities in 51 countries across six continents before the final.
FIFA World Cup trophy arrived in the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard a chartered flight at 11 am on Wednesday.
A series of events of the Russia 2018 World Cup tour followed as the trophy visited the State House in Abuja before football fans had the opportunity to see and take photos with it.
President Buhari touched and carried the trophy at the event at the State House on Wednesday. He is however allowed to do that as another FIFA guideline allows heads of state to handle the official World Cup Trophy.
He will be the only Nigerian to ever touch the World Cup except the Super Eagles win it come July in Russia
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