The Super Eagles of Nigeria presently out of the shores of the country to honour an AFCON 2022 engagement with the squirrels of Benin-Republic have been assured of a warm welcome back to fatherland on Sunday irrespective of the outcome of the game.
Speaking through the Public Relations Officer of the club, the Super Eagles Supporters Club’s president, Vincent Okumagba decried the inability of the group to depart Nigeria for Benin-Republic due to the covid imposed travel restrictions and cumbersome entry regulations at match venues.
“We are saddened by our inability to travel to support our super Eagles in our usual manner and ways. We could have given an arm and a leg to be out there due to the crucial nature of the game but unfortunately it is just an impossible situation”, the self styled number one Super Eagles Supporter lamented.
The situation is however not entirely hopeless as according to the club’s PRO Olutoye Orishabiyi, the club’s branch in Benin-Republic is presently leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the boys enjoy some support regardless of the situation.
“The Super Eagles supporters club is a club without borders. We have our spread all over the world and we are presently galvanizing our members in Cotonou and Port-Novo to still ensure they go to the stadium and start beating the drums and blowing the trumpets from outside the stadium even as we hear some fans will be allowed inside the stadium and we expect to be a part of that minute crowd”.
The signals coming from the headquarters of the Super Eagles Supporters Club in Surulere Lagos however indicates that the club may have resolved to be with the team from arrival back to Nigeria till the last kick of the Cameroun 2022 qualifiers against Lesotho.
“We will be on hand from the team’s arrival back from Port-Novo. We will be at the forefront of the battle against Lesotho and we will not stop singing and dancing until we achieve our objective of qualifying for the next AFCON”, the P.R.O concluded.
Nigeria takes on Lesotho in the last match of the AFCON 2022 qualification series at the Teslim Balogun stadium, Lagos with a controlled number of fans expected to be allowed into the stadium on match day.
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