Visa, a digital payments platform and sponsor of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast, recently welcomed its partners and lovers of African football in Nigeria to an exclusive viewing of the AFCON trophy, which arrived in Lagos on Thursday, 14th, December.
As part of the tour activities, the trophy made its first stop in Nigeria at the Lagos State Government house. It was presented to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, by Andrew Uaboi, Vice President and Head of Visa West Africa, further reiterating Visa’s continued support for sports in Nigeria.
Visa also extended the trophy visit to its clients and partners, customers and football enthusiasts at an event hosted by internet sensation Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, popularly known as kie_kie, and Radio Celebrity OAP, Tega Onojaife of Smooth FM.
The event featured a football panel discussion, an amazing musical performance by Mavin’s top-rated artiste, Crayon and an opportunity for guests to experience the Trophy live.
The Trophy Tour event was preceded by the renewal of Visa’s partnership with the Confederation of African Football (CAF), re-establishing Visa’s role as the exclusive digital payment provider at all venues for the upcoming 2023 AFCON tournament in Cote d’ Ivoire, including all AFCON tournaments until 2026.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles, three-time African champions, are drawn in Group A with host nation Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau.
The Super Eagles will kickstart their tournament against the two-time AFCON winner Ivory Coast.