English FA Cup Final: NCAC DG to Document Sportsmen Iheanacho, Ndidi Legacies
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The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture and President World Crafts Council, Otunba Segun Runsewe has praised Nigerian-born Leicester player, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi for their common display of patriotism in form of cultural symbolism during the English FA Cup final match between their club Leicester and Chelsea football club last weekend.
Runsewe said with the collaboration of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Abuja, the NCAC is instituting an art competition that celebrates the intersection of sports and culture referencing the Kelechi and Ndidi actions with the Nigerian flag in the Leicester city victory over Chelsea Football club.
He said a powerful and fascinating merger between culture and sports showcased itself immediately after the match. Beneath the pomp, glitz and glamour of the English FA Cup final between Leicester city and Chelsea, a unique spectacular and outstanding show of patriotism was displayed. It came in the manner that Kelechi and Ndidi absorbed themselves in their love for Nigeria by wrapping themselves in Nigeria national colour, green white to celebrate their victory over Chelsea Football Club. There was a show of love of country that he was moved to put up a request for artistic impression of their action that day.
According to Runsewe, the art competition which will be in traditional 2D Art (Painting, Print making and drawing which will be done within a one month duration will be open to residence of FCT only for now.
Other details of the competition including assessment and adjudication will be worked out with the Nigerian Society of Nigerian Artists.
Runsewe added that they shall be a reward system for the best three winning entries which will be presented to the honourable minister of Information and Culture and to his counterpart in the Sports Ministry may include a trip to London in the nearest future.