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W/Cup 2018: Okumagba to mobilize 2,000 supporters for Eagles, inaugurates more affiliates

Friday, 6 October 2017

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By Tunji Faleye
President of the Nigerian Supporters Club Chief Vincent Okumagba has promised to mobilize 2000 supporters to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital for Super Eagles 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia on Saturday.

Speaking to Nigerian Newslive from Uyo, Okumagba who mobilized 1000 supporters for Nigeria/Cameroon tie in Uyo said this became necessary in order to secure world cup ticket for the country.

He said: “I promised to have a thousand registered supporters in our last two matches which we surpassed judging by the large crowd we paraded in our last match in Uyo against Cameroon. Now we are looking at having no fewer than 2000 men and women of our members in Uyo for this all-important match against Chipolopolo of Zambia. This is because we have sensitized our members to turn on in large numbers to ensure we give massive support for Eagles to secure the World Cup ticket to Russia 2018. We are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the fall of Zambia on the 7th of October.”

In preparation for the match in Uyo on Saturday, the Supporters Club had their induction night on Thursday where new members were absolved into its folds. Also, a mini award night was organized where Blessing Nwanuelu, the association’s welfare officer bagged the award for the outstanding supporter of the year 2017.

According to Okumagba, “we have increased the numbers of our state affiliates. We inaugurated Akwa Ibom chapter last month. We are inaugurating Niger State chapter on the 18th of October this years, followed by Plateau and Ebonyi state. We are determined to make sure that every state of the federation has a chapter of supporters club before the end of my first tenure. All these chapters alongside our existing ones would converge on Uyo on Friday this week while my executive committee and I would be in Uyo on Wednesday to prepare grounds for members coming in on Friday.”

The match in Uyo on Saturday will be a decider for Russia 2018 World Cup ticket.

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