The Nigeria Football Supporters Club have concluded plans to storm Rio, Brazil, in large numbers for the ongoing Olympic games. This disclosure was made weekend by the Secretary – General of the NFSC, Rev. Sam lkpea.
According to him, the club will storm the games with all the glitz and glamour associated with it.
“We have concluded arrangement for our members to storm Brazil and do what we are renowned for and that’s cheering our teams and athletes to victory at the games, “he said.
He was also quick to state categorically that the recent crisis in the club would not stop the club from carrying out its avowed duties to Nigerian sports. While also describing the crisis in the club as a mutiny attempted by dissidents that have been effectively crushed.
“We remain focused and undaunted in our duties to help Nigerian sports and athletes in general. The recent crisis in the club which was caused by the impeached acting national chairman, Vincent Okumagba, has been effectively crushed.
“This club has existed for several decades in peace and unity. And we have resolved not to allow any power hungry, greedy and selfish individual or group to destroy the enviable legacies of the founding fathers of the club, “Ikpea stated.
He went ahead to admonish the NFF and in particular, the Minister of Sports, to steer away from the affairs of the club. Stating that the club is a non-governmental organisation and not a government parastatal, as it is led independently by its own guidelines.
“We will not tolerate any interference or infiltrations in the club. With due respect to the office of the Minister of Sports, l want to advise him to steer away from the internal matters of the club. The Minister should be wary also of the activities of his office, as a suspended member of the club, Kemi Popoola, who was recently arrested by the Interpol on allegations of forgery and fraudulent acts, had stated that she was equally given a list of names by the office of the Minister, as well as the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, for procurement of travelling visas to Brazil.
“The Nigeria Football Supporters Club ably led by Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, is a global brand. And it is made up of distinguished and honourable individuals who have excelled in their various fields of endeavours. And for decades, we have selflessly dedicated our energies and resources to the development of sports in Nigeria. Therefore, we shall not allow any person or group to destroy the age-long enviable image of the club and the country, “the soft spoken scribe said emphatically.