Reigning African champions Nigeria and opening –day opponents Mali each had a really feel of the remodelled Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Tuesday, lower than 24 hours to Wednesday’s graduation of the maiden version of Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament within the City of Lagos.
Both groups will lock horns on the plush turf of the brand new, spectacular enviornment, hitherto often known as the Onikan Stadium, and which has now been upgraded to a jaw-dropping, compact venue able to internet hosting a variety of worldwide video games.
Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who has not hidden his eager need to see to the success of the six –day invitational within the City of Aquatic Splendour, made his means unannounced to the Mobolaji Johnson Arena each on Monday night and on Tuesday morning, with agency gubernatorial directives to the contractors to get achieved rapidly with the little touches left on the construction.
On Tuesday morning, at a gathering with the Local Organizing Committee led by Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr (Mrs) Ibironke Sanwo-Olu mentioned she was personally excited by the remodelling of the Mobolaji Johnson Arena and recommended the LOC for the beliefs, imaginative and prescient and mission set for the event, and for encouraging the Future Assured Programme of the First Lady of the Federal Republic, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Buhari.
Dr (Mrs) Sanwo-Olu additionally praised the super work of the LOC, together with the feat of attracting President of world soccer –governing physique, FIFA, President of CAF, Secretary General of FIFA and different distinguished personalities in world soccer to the opening ceremony billed for Wednesday.
Apart from FIFA boss Gianni Infantino and CAF supremo Patrice Motsepe, Wednesday’s opening glamour will probably be witnessed by Governor Sanwo-Olu, Mrs Sanwo-Olu, Sports Minister Sunday Dare, NFF President and FIFA Council Member Amaju Melvin Pinnick, members of the diplomatic corps, high officers of the Lagos State Government, board members of the NFF, captains of business and main stakeholders of the sport in Nigeria.
All the groups collaborating within the event are on floor, with South Africa’s Banyana Banyana arriving on Monday night after a six-hour cruise aboard a South African Airways flight from Johannesburg.
Africa’s main billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Alhaji Aliko Dangote will lead Corporate Nigeria titans to a dinner in honour of Infantino and Motsepe on the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island on Wednesday evening.
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