JONATHAN TO ATTEND EAGLES' FAREWELL CEREMONY
President Goodluck Jonathan
The Super Eagles will leave Nigeria for London after a colourful ceremony that will have President Goodluck Jonathan in attendance at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Friday.
Our correspondent learnt that the event was moved from Thursday to Friday on the instance of the president who wants to be at the ceremony.
The president is expected to deliver an address at the farewell ceremony which is being put together by the team's official soft drink, Coca Cola and the Nigeria Football Federation.
The team will prepare for the World Cup in London for ten days and play two friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Columbia before travelling to South Africa.
The dinner, tagged 'Super Eagles Celebration Night,' is aimed at inspiring and motivating the team ahead of the competition.
NFF President, Sani Lulu, said the night would be an occasion for the Nigerian leader to appreciate the team and also gear the players and officials up for the competition.
'As official sponsors of the Super Eagles, Coca-Cola is proud to host this event as a platform for the entire nation to appreciate these heroes and to pledge the confidence and support of over 140 million compatriots, as the team gears up for the great battle ahead,' said Austin Ufomba, Coca-Cola Nigeria's Marketing Director.
Highpoints of the night will include a live performance of the Super Eagles' 2010 World Cup song, video and audio documentary on the Eagles' march to the World Cup finals and a live performance of the Nigerian remix of the Waving Flag, Coca-Cola's 2010 FIFA World Cup theme song, originally done by Somali-born K'NAAN.