The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has thrown his weight behind Lagos state for successful hosting of the African Beach Soccer championship which begins December 13 to 18 at Eko Atlantic Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The President said Lagos’ antecedents in hosting international and national competitions gave him the confidence that the event will be successful.
In the same vein, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde who represented Governor Akinwunmi Ambode explained the reason they partnered with NFF.
“Governor Ambode has recognised two components that can put Lagos State on the World map. Art, culture, tourism and entertainment on one hand, Sports on the other hand this is the reason he said he will drive city as a whole, you will see what he has been doing in the last six months that sports and entertainment has been paramount in this activities. It will be an honour to be partnering the Local Organising Committee of the NFF to make the CAF Beach Soccer competition a reality”
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu promised fans funfair.
Other dignitaries presented at the event include NFF first Vice President and Chairman Beach Soccer LOC, Seyi Akinwunmi, and the president of Ghana Football Association and the Chairman LOC CAF Beach Soccer.
Host Nigeria will play second game of the day against Egypt as Ghana versus Cote d’Ivoire game opened the on Tuesday December 13.