By Francis Ajuonuma, Lagos
The Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) will work with the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to raise three million culture friendly supporters to cheer the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
President-General of NFSC, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, who disclosed this in Lagos at the weekend, said that the project which has already commenced in Abuja, is to ensure that the Super Eagles feel at home in Russia and get them motivated to do well in the championship.
Ladipo, who was very happy to be part of the project, described the World Cup as a big project which every Nigerian should be proud to be involved in and commended NCAC, Director-General, Otunba Segun Runsewe for initiating the laudable programme.
He noted that the mobilization will cut across all states and Local Government Areas of the Federation and other continents of the World where Nigerians reside.
“Let me inform you that we’re partnering with the National Council for Arts and Culture to raise three million supporters for the Super Eagles at the World Cup, so I’m very excited with this opportunity.
“The 2018 FIFA World Cup is a big project for Nigeria and Nigerians. We’ve been there before; in 94, 98, 2002, 2010 and of course 2014, so is not new but what do we need? We need Nigerians, many of them, thousands of them in the stadium,” he said.