The President of Super Eagles Supporters Club (SESC), Prince Vincent Okumagba has disclosed that the world is in for a spectacle as the FIFA World cup is set to be hosted by Qatar in less than a year from now.
Fresh from being invited to the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 in Qatar as the number one Fan Leader in Nigeria, the suppporters club boss could not help but heap praises on the organisers of the tournament which is meant to be a dress rehearsal for the world cup proper billed for November 21-18 December 2022.
“I went, I saw and without mincing words, Qatar will host a successful tournament that we will all be proud of in 2022. All the facilities being put in place by the hosts are world class. The investment is huge and out of this world. In fact, now that I am back in Nigeria, the immediate task before me is to contribute my own quota, as well as galvanize the members of the suppprters club, to do everything within their reach in contributing to the qualification of the Super Eagles for the world cup. The mundial in Qatar is a must go for Nigeria”, Okumagba drew the battle cry.
The ever passionate football supporter who was invited to Qatar by the FIFA Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, a body in charge of both the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 and Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, had the opportunity of meeting and rubbing minds with leading fans/supporters from several other countries of the world at the tournament.
“The visit to Qatar afforded me the opportunity of feeling and hearing about what it takes to follow and support football in other countries. We all have same passion for football and we had the opportunity of also hearing from those who played the game to the highest level as we had dinner engagements with football ambassadors like Samuel Eto’o, Tim Cahill, Cafu and others. From the Legacy Building housing the committee and the FA of Qatar, the football museum, the 8 stadia approved for the hosting of the world cup next year to the boat ride and other places of interest we visited and the opening ceremony of the FIFA Arab cup 2021 which was very colourful and rich in Arab culture which we witnessed first hand, we all just became more determined to do all within our capacity to help our countries qualify and be a part of what is going to be the biggest gathering in world football”.
Fan leaders from Brazil, Russia, England, Ghana, Sudan, Morocco, France and a host of other countries plus Nigeria, represented by Vincent Okumagba, all witnessed life changing experiences courtesy of an all expense paid trip by the FIFA Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy saddled with the successful hosting of the world cup.
The FIFA Arab Cup 2021 started out with 16 teams from 2 Confederations of Africa and Asia and the final is billed for 18th December in Doha.