The Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) says it’s planning to move the Super Eagles to Cameroon by sea for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
LAGFERRY’s Managing Director, Abdoulbaq Balogun, advised newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday that the resolve was consequent upon the success recorded when the agency ferried the squad to Benin Republic for the qualifying match in March.
The event is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon, and can happen from January 9 to February 6, 2022.
Balogun mentioned that LAGFERRY had infused know-how as a part of its operation to realize world class customary.
“We plan to take Nigeria’s Super Eagles to Cameroon for subsequent yr’s Nation’s Cup after attaining that of Benin Republic- this can be a purpose we’ve set for ourselves.
“While onboard, you get to get pleasure from free Wi-Fi; there may be additionally USB pot and a whole lot of aspect leisure and aspect points of interest enabled by know-how.
“It was a serious milestone for us to move the Nigeria’s National Team to Benin Republic by the waterways.
“Coming on board LAGFERRY enroute international route to Benin Republic is a mind blowing experience we were excited to be part of it,” Balogun mentioned.
He mentioned that the partnership between Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Lagos State Government by LAGFERRY could be sustained.
According to him, the gamers expressed pleasure throughout the voyage, and such added to their productiveness.
“It reflected on the field of play and it showed on their performance because they came out victorious in the game,” the LAGFEERY boss added.
According to him, with water transportation, a journey of 5 hours on the street may be performed in half-hour on the waterways.
“Also, one can get rejuvenated while on board and there is no pollution on the waterways which is another added advantage,” he added.
Balogun mentioned that the agency prioritised security, therefore the explanation why LAGFERRY had not recorded any water mishap since inception of operation in February 2020.