Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu talks football with Super Eagles players during dinner at the State House

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu showed that he’s a true football follower together with his conversations with Super Eagles players at a dinner at the State House on Wednesday, March 24.
Sanwo-Olu held a reception for the players who are in Lagos in preparation for his or her final Africa Cup of countries (AFCON) qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu talks football with Super Eagles players during dinner at the State House
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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu talks football with Super Eagles players during dinner at the State House

Governor Sanwo-Olu straight-away engaged the players in football banter, proving that he follows the sport .

He congratulated Kelechi Iheanacho on his recent form and his Premier League hattrick and spoke to Victor Osimhen about his scuffle in his weekend game for Napoli against Roma.


Osimhen was a second-half substitute therein game, and straight-away, he was involved in two scuffles that earned him a yellow card.

Sanwo-Olu, during the reception, quizzed the striker that situation and spoke about how Wilfred Ndidi assisted Iheanacho for this third goal against Sheffield United on Sunday, March 14.

“We held a reception for our dear Super Eagles at the State House in Lagos as they steel oneself against their AFCON Qualifiers,” the Governor said on Twitter.

“Football may be a national treasure for us as Nigerians and Lagos has historically favoured the Super Eagles so we wished them well with prayers and good cheer.”

The governor was presented with an excellent Eagles jersey signed by all the players available in camp.

“It was an excellent honour to be hosted by the Lagos government led by @jidesanwoolu. we do not take it without any consideration in any way. We appreciate you greatly,” Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa said.

For the primary time in 20 years, the Super Eagles play a game in Lagos once they combat Lesotho in their final AFCON qualifier on Tuesday, March 30.

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