The 2018 World Cup in Russia will definitely witness a new turn for Super Eagles As fans and journalists are finding their way to Russia for the World Cup, state governors and ministers are also not left behind as they have also caught the World Cup fever.
The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, as well as the Minister of Works, Power and Steel, Babatunde Raji Fashola are in the Federal Government delegation that will arrive in Russia on Friday.
The Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung will also be in Russia for the World Cup.
Officials confirmed to thenff.com on Thursday that the dignitaries would depart Nigeria on Friday morning.
Also, in the delegation are President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee and Nigeria’s IOC Member, Habu Ahmed Gumel, as well as a number of other highly–placed officials and directors in the Sports Ministry.
They will be received on arrival by Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, His Excellency Professor Steve Davies Ugbah and President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick.
The Eagles will not lack support in the other side of the stands at the Kaliningrad Stadium, with members of the respected Nigeria Football Supporters Club also on ground.
President of the Nigerian community in the Russian Federation, Suberu Ozigis told thenff.com on Thursday that about 1,500 Nigerians living in Moscow, and some 500 who are residents of Saint Petersburg, will be in Kaliningrad for the match.