Former
France midfielder, Christian Karembeu has tipped the Super Eagles to
be one of the standout teams at the World Cup in Russia this summer.
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FIFA Representative accompanying sport world’s most recognizable
diadem on the fourth Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, Karembeu,
also a World Cup winner with France in 1998, while addressing a
press conference in Abuja said Nigeria has always been a great
footballing nation.
Yes,
we know there are a number of strong African countries in the game
but Nigeria has always been a great footballing nation, and they have
an exciting team heading to the FIFA World Cup in Russia. I have
played alongside and against so many Nigerian players and I can
attest to their strength and ambition. I believe the present Super
Eagles squad is capable of great things,” said Karembeu, as he
congratulated the President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick on the Super
Eagles’ berth in Russia 2018.
Pinnick
described Coca-Cola as a super brand that the Federation is happy to
partner with, and stated that the Nigerian Football family is
delighted with the arrival of the World Cup trophy.
Bhupendra
Suri, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, reiterated that
what was brought to Nigeria and what is being taken round the world
is “the original, solid gold FIFA World Cup trophy” and not a
replica, and that Nigeria is one of few special countries where the
trophy would be seen in two different cities.
Suri
also announced that Coca-Cola would soon unveil a promotion in which
Nigerians will win all-expense-paid trip to the World Cup finals in
Russia, with Managing Director of Nigeria Bottling Company, Georgios
Polymenakos insisting Nigerians deserve this as a result of their
incredible passion for the game.

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