Confederations Cup: 100 Supporters Club’s members storm Brazil on Sunday


supporters_club2The Nigeria Football and Other Sports Supporters Club on Friday said that more than 100 of its members would fly to Brazil on Sunday to cheer the Super Eagles.

The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil begins on Saturday, while Nigeria will play its first game against Tahiti on Monday and later play, Uruguay and Spain in Group B.

The club’s Secretary, Samuel Ikpea, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the first batch comprising 100 members would land in the host country on Sunday while the rest would join later.

“ Our preparation has been on top gear and the Brazilian Embassy has been very cooperating.

“As at this moment I am talking to you I want to assure you that come Sunday, the first batch of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club will leave the shore of this country to Sao Paolo to render support to the Super Eagles.

“Well, I want to assure you that come Sunday over an hundred of us will be leaving Nigeria via South Africa Airline.’’

The secretary commended coach Stephen Keshi and the players for their doggedness in making the country proud and expressed confidence in their ability to triumph at the tournament.

“Well, I want to commend Keshi and I want to also commend the boys, they have been trying, they have been doing their best, and so far they have not recorded any loss.

“Coupled with the understanding among them, the zeal among them, I am sure that I have this level of confidence that they will get to the final of this game and even winning the tournament.”

He urged the team to be more focused, determined and play as a team to enhance their victory at the tournament comprising world continental champions.

The competition will hold between June 15 and June 30 in six cities, namely: Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Recifa, Salvedor and Belo Horizonte.

The Eagles, who booked a place in the Confederation Cup after emerging African Champions in South Africa, is in group B with Uruguay, Tahiti and Spain, the World Cup defending champion.



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