Supporters club promises to uphold nation’s integrity at World Cup
Ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) says it will uphold the nation’s integrity at the Mundial.
The National Chairman of NFSC, Samuel Ikpea, told newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos that such was expected of the body and it must live up the expectation.
Ikpea said preparation was in progress to ensure a significant representation of the nation through its members in the soccer fiesta holding from June.
“As a body, ambassadors and official supporters club of the nation, we are mindful of the image of our great country Nigeria and making sure that we portray good impression.
“Anything contrary to this idea in the bid of drumming support to our national team in the World Cup will result in national disgrace which must be avoided.
“Meanwhile, our members are working hard to collaborate with our sponsors so that we will storm Russia in our great number to cheer our Super Eagles,’’ he said.
He re-emphasised that there were no two chairmen of the NFSC, adding that he was democratically elected as the national chairman in the club’s elections held in Lagos in December 2016.
According to him, prior to the election where he polled 168 votes to beat Alarape Muritala, the club was embroiled in leadership crisis and the election was supervised by members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“The NFSC is one body with one elected national chairman, the election pulled members of NFF such as Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi, Amos Adamu, Bolaji Ojo-Oba, patrons, members and journalists,’’ Ikpea added.
The former national secretary added that the body would remain objective, while it intensified efforts in making it representation in the World Cup a reality.