MASSIVE SUPPORT EXPECTED FOR SUPER EAGLES AS SUPPORTERS’ CLUB SET TO STORM UYO IN HIGH NUMBER

MASSIVE SUPPORT EXPECTED FOR SUPER EAGLES AS SUPPORTERS’ CLUB SET TO STORM UYO IN HIGH NUMBER

BY AKEEM BUSARI.

The top position-seeking Super Eagles will not be lacking in massive support as they attempt to strip Group E table-toppers, Libya of their position on Saturday in Uyo. Besides the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel subsidizing the gate fee by half, the Nigeria Football Supporters’ Club have also mapped out plans to storm Uyo, in large numbers.

The National Chairman of the club, Rev. Samuel Ikpea revealed that the club is set to hit Uyo with their drums and other musical instruments to cheer and help the team achieve desired results.

“This is a very important match and we are going to Uyo in large numbers to ensure our boys defeat Libya resoundingly,” Ikpea stated.

“We cannot afford to miss out of the Africa Cup of Nations for a third consecutive time. That would be calamitous and a huge dent on our pedigree as a top football nation in the world,” he added.

He also disclosed that as the importance of the country’s 12th player, the collection of the supporters will come to the fore on Saturday. He assured that fans are in for thoroughly exciting time, as they intend to thrill soccer loving fans with new songs and synchronized dance steps.

On the plans of the supporters for the important reverse fixture billed for Tunisia, Ikpea said the club has contacted the Nigeria Football Federation to know the body’s arrangements for the tie.

“We have contacted the Secretary- General of the NFF, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed on their plans for the second leg tie, as well as, expressing our desire to be in Tunisia to support the team to victory. However, we are yet to receive a response from the NFF.

“The game in Tunisia is very important to our dreams of picking the ticket to the Nations cup. Therefore, our presence is equally necessary,” Ikpea remarked.

Super Eagles will host the Mediterranean Knights of Libya on Saturday at the Godswill Akpabio stadium and with reverse game slated to hold in the Tunisian city of Sfax on Tuesday 16th October.

 

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