Afcon: Supporters club at war

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By Tony Ubani

The Nigerian Football Supporters Club are at war in South Africa as they prepare to drum support for the Super Eagles in their quest of wresting the Nations Cup trophy from Burkina Faso tomorrow.

The bone of contention is the struggle over which sponsor to support, Globacom or Guinness, a transfer of the power tussle in their botched election of national officers recently.

Nigeria Football Supporters Club in South Africa

Nigeria Supporters Club in South Africa

At the centre of the struggle is the Dr. Rafiu Ladipo faction and Vincent Okumagba-led group who are angling to take over the leadership of the club from Dr. Ladipo

It was gathered that the Okumagba group are insisting on wearing the apparel of Guinness as that is the firm that sponsored them to South Africa while Dr. Ladipo wants them to put on their Globacom regalia.Globacom did not support them this time.

With this situation, it is certain the support for the Eagles on Sunday will not be one of unity.

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