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Okumagba mobilises 1,000 supporters for Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana clash

By Gowon Akpodonor   |   04 May 2017   |   4:15 am  

Super eagles. PHOTO:The Independent

To storm Cameroun for World Cup qualifier against Lions
The National Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Vincent Okumagba, has said that the Super Eagles need the support of all Nigerians to excel in the fast approaching 2019 AFCON qualifier against visiting Bafana Bafana of South Africa. He is also calling on Nigerians to give the Eagles the morale support they need to overcome the Lions of Cameroun in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers in August

The Eagles will host the Bafana Bafana in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in June for the AFCON qualifier, having missed out of two past editions held in 2015 and 2017. Okumagba said that the Supporters Club would storm Uyo with at least 1000 members as against the ‘few members’ who usually cheered the team in past matches.

“The number of people supporting the Super Eagles in the past are always very few compelled to the large number of supporters from other countries who cheer their teams. But that has changed because we have been able to mobilise more members and others have joined us. The number is increasing by the day. Nigerians will be very pleased with the way and manner the supporters club will conduct themselves in Uyo. Over 1,000 people will wear the green-white-green colour, and I am sure the Eagles will enjoy the drums and they will do well,” he stated.

Okumabga revealed that some corporate organisations had already identified with them in his bid to build a new look Supporters Club, adding that he had started talking with his opponents in Lagos on possibility of speaking with one voice as far as supporting the Super Eagles to win both the AFCON and World Cup tickets this year.

On plans for the battle of Cameroun, Okumagba said: “We have chapters in Port Harcourt, Calabar and Uyo and what we intend doing is to ferry as many people as possible through the air and by road to Limbe, venue of the return leg match against the Lions of Cameroun in August.



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