AFCON quarter final: NFSC patron rallies support for Super Eagles
Patron of Nigerian Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Mr Segun Musa, has called for support for the Super Eagles in their quarter final encounter against Angola in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.
Musa made the call in an interview with journalists on Wednesday in Lagos.
He said massive support from home would motivate the Super Eagles to play well and qualify for the semifinal.
Nigeria willtake on against Angola on Feb. 2 by 5.00 p.m. at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, Abidjan.
Musa, also a former Lagos State governorship candidate, said the Super Eagles had enough qualities to qualify for the finals and bring home the trophy at the end of the tournament.
“I appeal to Nigerians to get prepared for Friday and turn out en masse to support the Super Eagles who will be playing in the quarter final.
“We are appealing for your maximum support so as to motivate the team to give their best on the pitch and increase their chances of qualifying for the semifinal.
“When we started this tournament, a lot of people condemned our performance in the beginning, now you can’t help but agree that our performance has improved tremendously,” he said.
The patron said it was usual of the Super Eagles to start slow in a tournament, while studying their opponents and then pick up the pace as the tournament advances.
“The more support we give to them, the more their game will improve and increase their chances of winning because they are aware of the support back home,” he said.
Musa said football was the only platform that brought Nigerians together regardless of ethnicity.
He said he communicated with the supporters club on a daily basis to bring out their best just as late MKO Abiola did when he was the NFSC patron.
“So, this is what is also encouraging me to give them maximum support, and I foresee us qualifying for the final and lifting the trophy at the end of the tournament.
“However, for this to be achieved, we will need the massive support of every Nigerian to take the team to the next level.
“Winning the tournament will be our pride because it has been a long time we celebrated victory and we want to celebrate it again, so winning is a must for us,” Musa said.