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Sky shows as Lagos bids U-17 tourney bye

By Tony Ubani
Lagos State, arguably the best sub-seat for the FIFA U-17 World Cup on-going in Nigeria would wind up their excellent hosting of matches at the Teslim Balogun Stadium where the two semi- finals would be played tomorrow in grand style.


Switzerland opens up the first game against Colombia at  4pm while Nigeria would bring down the roof by 7pm when they tackle Spain. And in its characteristic manner, Lagos State would show off their might when they light up even the skies with special messages that will entertain. As early as 9am, the jets would lighten the skies with their aerial manoeuvres and displaying messages.

Information from the Lagos sub-seat has it that the aircraft would continue their aerial ‘bombardment’ until afternoon when the crowd would have packed themselves for the first match of the day. That is not all. There would also be spectacular fireworks that would start from where the jets  stopped.

“The might of Lagos sub- seat will be felt tomorrow because it is our own way of saying a big thank you to all the fans and Lagosians who have been most wonderful with their support for activities in Lagos State”, Sub-seat Chairman and Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amanze Uchegbulam, confirmed.

Also,  musicians like Seun Kuti, Adewale Ayuba, Ayan Birin would be on ground to entertain fans within intervals for the carnival-like show that marks the end of activities of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Lagos State.

“We are putting up an innovation that we have tagged ‘Soccertainment’ for Lagosians. It is our own way of thanking everybody and to show indeed that Lagos Own The Game. Lagosians have been tremendous in the matches in Lagos. Without being boastful, Lagos has been the centre of excellence for the U-17 World Cup”, Jaiye Opayemi, Executive Director of Wisdom Keys said as they put finishing touches to the closing shows they hope will excite fans.


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