From Wembley to Stock House: Oliseh to Ring Closing Bell in Lagos

Head coach of the Nigeria senior national team, Sunday Oliseh, will on Monday, 17 August perform the ringing of the bell at the closing of business at the Nigeria Stock Exchange.

The federation has confirmed via its website that the new Super Eagles coach will attend the symbolic event at the Nigeria Stock House in Lagos in company of the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, and vice presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko.

“The ringing of the bell at the closing of business at the Nigeria Stock Exchange floor is a very significant event,” Pinnick told thenff.com on Wednesday.

“It means that Corporate Nigeria is warming up to Nigeria football as a result of extensive consultations that we have been making over the past months.”

It is the first time ever that the day’s stock trading signal would be rung by a Nigeria football figure.

Sunday Oliseh Has Said He is Not Coming as a Messiah. Image: NFF.
Sunday Oliseh Has Said He is Not Coming as a Messiah. Image: NFF.

Pinnick continued: “We are looking at taking this to a level where even clubs in the Nigeria League will be quoted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange. It is a gradual process but we will get there.”

The closing bell, highpoint of events marking the stop of the day’s trading, normally begins at 2:00pm in Nigeria.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community – a network of dynamic, entrepreneurial and socially-engaged young leaders between the ages of 20 and 30- and veteran rapper and CEO of Music Label Choc Boi Nation (CBN), Jude Abaga (aka MI) have hit the Nigeria Stock Exchange bell in recent months.

The event takes place at the Stock Exchange House in Lagos, 2/4 Customs Street.

Oliseh was recently pictured in company of the NFF boss Pinnick at the Wembley stadium watching the FA Community Shield.

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