Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday received the UEFA Champions League Trophy at the Government House at Alausa, Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trophy was presented by the championship Ambassador and former captain of Barcelona FC of Spain, Carles Puyo.
Puyol, a three-time Champions League winner, is in Nigeria on a three-day visit to lead the UEFA Champions League Tour to bring the tournament closer to the fans.
Ambode, who was represented by the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, also received Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, who was part of the delegation.
The trophy tour was organised by the Nigerian Breweries Plc.
Ambode lauded the organisers of the tour for considering Lagos as one of the states to visit.
He said the development was particularly gratifying more so that the synergy between sports and entertainment as well as tourism had been massively played up in the last four…