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AFCON final: Anambra opens viewing centre for residents

The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has set up a viewing centre at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the state capital, for residents to watch the final African Cup of Nations match.

The match which will take place on Sunday is between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, the host country.

In a statement on Saturday, the governor’s Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, said the viewing centre is tagged “Solution viewing centre”, adding that it will be opened by 7 pm on Sunday.

Aburime said it is the governor’s way of supporting the Super Eagles and also encouraging residents to come out to cheer their team during the match.

He said there will be free drinks and popcorn for viewers, adding that Ekwueme Square was selected as the location of the viewing centre because of its space.

The statement read, “Aside from the spacious viewing centre located at Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, there will be side attractions which include a Disc Jockey (DJ) on stage, free popcorn and liquid to go with for everyone, guest appearances and many more.

“Soludo has consistently expressed his support for the Super Eagles and urges them to bring home the coveted cup.

“Like every Nigerian, the governor understands that football is one aspect of Nigerian life that does not know tribe, gender or class.

“Both the low and high express joy and happiness freely when their team flops or does well without restrictions.”

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will battle the Elephants of Ivory Coast in the final of the ongoing AFCON in Abidjan on Sunday.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Wednesday defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 in penalties to reach the African Cup of Nations finals.

The Eagles secured a penalty after African Player of the Year Victor Osimhen was brought down in the box by Mothobi Mvala (South Africa) at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

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