The Lagos State Government has unveiled a statue tagged :’Football Forever Statue’ at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. According to the State Governor who was represented, by the Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, the Statue was placed there because football remains the most popular sports that keep the nation united.
“The Monument seeks to educate the Nigerian youth and all visitors to Lagos State that our passion for sport is not only captured by iconic infrastructure facilities and competitions but include giving opportunity to expose artistic representation of its value creative minds.
“The monument reveals Lagosians dexterity in the game of football and projects our fitness and readiness for glory as it conveys vital sport education knowledge and the promotion of sports tourism in Lagos State.”
The statue is a 22ft tall sculpture of four players, two aside, standing on an eight feet concrete pedestal announcing and showcasing the prowess, commitment and passion of Nigerians for the beautiful game.