The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC) Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, is giving-out 500 free tickets to 500 football fans to come to the stadium to watch the match between the Black Stars of Ghana and the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Tuesday, 29 March.
Runsewe who made this announcement in Abuja, added that the wearing of national colour of green white green will be a condition for the issuance of the tickets to potential beneficiaries at the old parade ground by 12:00noon, on Tuesday 29th March, 2022.
In a chat with journalists in Abuja, the NCAC boss stressed that sports is a unifying factor in the country, adding that sports and culture are a veritable ingredients for the development of any nation.
Runsewe who doubles as the President of the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) also said that apart from mobilising 3 million online culture friendly fan base to support the Super Eagles during the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018, the NCAC also engendered the mobilisation of 10 million virtual supporters for the Eagles during the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon.
He urged Nigerians to put the early exit of the Super Eagles from the AFCON 2021 behind them and back the squad to qualify for the World Cup.
“It is time we put the behind early exit of the Super Eagles from the AFCON and stay focused on Nigeria qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar”, he said.
“We cannot continue to talk about Eagles not going far in the tournament after showing so much promise at the group stage” he further emphasided.
The NCAC boss said there was the need for Nigerians to give maximum support to National team so that they could qualify for the Qatar world cup which will serve as a good platform to once again market Nigeria’s rich and diverse culture, arts and crafts which would further attract global patronage.
This, according to him, will translate to massive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for the country even after the fiesta.