AFCON 2021: We are set to cheer Super Eagles to victory – NFSC Chair
The Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Samuel Ikpea, has said over 500 members of the supporters club have stormed Garuoa, Cameroon to cheer the Super Eagles team to victory over the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Ikpea revealed that over 250 members of the supporters club have arrived in Cameroon in batches while others already on ground have shifted their bases to Garoua.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the chairman stated that other chapters of the association from Mali, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and South Africa were also in town to give maximum support to the Eagles.
The highly invigorated Super Eagles team which will be taking on the Pharaohs of Egypt in their first group match on Tuesday, have been given an additional boost with the arrival of the elegantly energised supporters prepared to paint the stadium green.
Ikpea noted that despite some lapses centered on the logistics for the NSFC, the association founded 66 years ago will continue to give its maximum supports to the Nigeria national team anywhere in the world.
He asserted that the NCFS association is known to be well-behaved globally and this has been adjudged by the world football governing body, FIFA.
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According to him, “I can tell you that the NFSC is fully on the ground in Garoua now, we have about 250 members from Nigeria while others from our chapters in Cameroon, Mali, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa are also here.
“So altogether about 500 supporters here are ready to propel the Super Eagles to victory on Tuesday against Egypt and all through the tournament.
“Our structure is unmatched and the best in the world and the NFSC have been recognised by FIFA as the best-behaved supporters club in the world, he said.
Ikpea called on all Nigerians to give their maximum support to the Super Eagles as they begin the quest to win their fourth AFCON title.Super Eagles in Group D of the tournament will play its opener with the seventh-time champions, Egypt, on Tuesday, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau on 15 and 19 respectively.