Nigeria has graced the presence of one of the most successful female athlete with the arrival of one of the much anticipated William sister Venus Williams today October 30, 2012 in Lagos.
Venus arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja via Turkish Airline at about 3p.m with officials of ‘Breaking The Mould,’ BTM campaign on ground to receive her.
Upon her arrival, she could only say a few words as security men hindered her eagerness to chat with press-men. She was quickly ushered to the car as she head for Federal Palace Hotel where she and her sister Serena will be staying during their visit to the country.
Venus managed to say “Hello! Hello!! I’m glad to be here in Nigeria.
If reports are to go by, her younger sister Serena will be arriving today around 9pm as part of Nigeria’s leg of the two-nation tour of Africa by both the African-American tennis players.
The Williams sisters are scheduled to pay a courtesy visit to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State on Wednesday at the State House in Marina.
They are also scheduled to hold an interactive session with the media at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island and will play an exhibition game at the Tennis Section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 and the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club before they leave Nigeria for Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday.