The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, has urged the Super Eagles to enjoy their boat trip to the Benin Republic today, Njenje Media News reports.
“I am very sure by the time you are on the trip to the Benin Republic, you won’t believe you were still in Nigeria. I assure you of a pleasant experience. Lagos has over 186km Atlantic coast and I am so happy that the eagles will enjoy this together as a team,” he said
Meanwhile, NFF President Pinnick added that to make the journey easier, he had already taken the Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, on a boat trip twice.
“First we traveled by boat within Lagos and spent a night across the sea. Rohr was not ready to come back to town and we also traveled together to Porte Novo, the venue of our match. We got there in under two hours and it was a very nice journey. The Atlantic is very safe and lovely. I am sure the players will love it. Traveling by boat is no big deal. It is a means of transportation and we should not attach negativity to it,” Pinnick said.