Governor of Anambra state, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has set up a viewing centre in Awka for football lovers to watch the African Cup of Nations, AFCON final.
Super Eagles of Nigeria will face host nation, Cote d’Ivoire at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium on Sunday 11th of February 2024.
A statement by Soludo’s Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime on Saturday, said the viewing centre located in Ekwueme Square is christened ‘Solution Viewing Centre’.
He explained that it was the governor’s own way of supporting the Super Eagles, and also encouraging Anambra people to come out to cheer the national team during the match.
The state government also promised that there will be free drinks and popcorn for viewers at the centre after it is declared open by 7:00 pm on Sunday.
The statement reads in part: “Aside 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 appearance 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 tr1be, gender or class. Both the low and high express joy and happiness freely when their team flops or does well without restrictions.”