The original Trophy of the FIFA Women’s World Cup which is on a global tour was on display yesterday at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja after it was received on Saturday by the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The day’s programme started at the Anglican Girls Secondary School, Apo where the school’s fascinated 115 students took turns to take photographs with the original Trophy, alongside the five-member FIFA team and a number of NFF Management officials.
The main event at the Transcorp Hilton also had the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Her Excellency Leann Johnston, as well as Madam Aisha Falode and Rt. Hon. Margaret Icheen, members of the NFF Executive Committee; NFF Management officials; the five-member FIFA team of Giulia Türkyilmaz, Alexa Sunderland, Felipe Chevita, Jot Jakher and Aurelien Fougere; Super Falcons’ captain Onome Ebi and; players and officials of NWFL Premier League side Naija Ratels led by the proprietor, Barr. Paul Edeh.
Dignitaries and guests took turns to take photos with the most coveted prize in women’s football.
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Meanwhile, the NFF president, Gusau, has assured that nine-time African champions Nigeria will be ready to put up an excellent show when the 9th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals commence in Australia and New Zealand on July 20.