Nigeria’s foremost football fans movement, the Super Eagles Supporters Club are on the brink of signing a major kitting deal with popular sports wear company, Haggai Sports.
The deal which will see sports wear production company, Haggai Sports, a brand from the stables of Zenith Sports which already has the largest number of retail sport shops across the country, produce 20,000 jerseys to be worn by members of the Super Eagles Supporters club for the home games of Nigeria national teams is unprecedented and a joint announcement by both parties should be expected soon.
Breaking the news all the way from Canada, the national chairman of the Super Eagles Supporters Club and oil mogul, Vincent Okumagba disclosed that the motivation to go into such agreement with Haggai Sports originated from his followership of the European leagues.
“When I watch teams abroad and their supporters especially teams like Real Madrid and the way their supporters adorn their white Jerseys, I am usually moved. I have decided that within the next 2 years I want to see our stadia filled with green and white anytime our national teams are playing”, Okumagba announced.
“The love for Nigeria is our motivtion. We don’t have sponsors at the moment but we are blessed with quality members who are professionals in different spheres. Some are permanent secretaries, bankers, oil moguls and businessmen generally. We usually pull resources together to run the club and this present project is not any different. You will soon be seeing all of us turn our different stadia into green and white once the deal with Haggai Sports is sealed”, Okumagba further disclosed.
When asked if the club is exclusively for the followership of the Super Eagles going by their name, Vincent Okumagba replied that the Super Eagles Supporters Club actually supports not only the various national teams, they follow even the Nigerian clubsides whenever they are on continental duties.
“The name is Super Eagles Supporters Club but that doesn’t mean we dont support other teams including Nigerian clubsides. We were in support of Enyimba all through their continental engagements. We were the only club in France for the women U-20 World Cup and the senior world cup with the Super Falcons”, the chairman affirmed.
The Nigeria Super Eagles Supporters Club is a break away arm of the Nigeria football supporters club.
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