The National Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Mr Samuel Ikpea, has assured that the Super Eagles will never walk alone in their Africa Cup of Nations campaign, slated for Egypt next month. Ikpea gave the assurance in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday.
He expressed his optimism that the Eagles would clinch the trophy because of the array of stars Nigeria would be sent to the tournament, scheduled for June 21 to July 19. Nigeria won the AFCON in 1980, 1994 and in 2013 losing at the finals in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000.
“I remain absolutely confident that the Super Eagles have the talent and technical ability to conquer Africa again in Egypt. “The present squad is a sweet mix of experienced and immensely talented young stars, who would love to reclaim the title we last won in 2013 in South Africa.”
According to him, with the likes of Captain Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Chukwueze, Omeruo and others, I believe that with adequate preparations, the team will excel. Ikpea said that with the proposed incentives by the Nigeria Football Federation and support from the supporters club, the team would go all the way for a win.
“We have mobilised our members both at home and in the diaspora to ensure that we also storm Poland. He reassured the NFSC’s commitment to also encourage and cheer the Flying Eagles to victory in their Under 20 World Cup in Poland.
“Everyone should rest assured of our age-long fantastic and motivational singing, drumming and dancing.“We will be in Poland. We have made all necessary arrangements and our Flying Eagles will also not fight the battle alone. I can tell you that.”
Ikpea said that his group was likewise ready to storm France in full force, to support and encourage the Super Falcons to greater heights during the Women’s World Cup.
“We hope this time, our singing and dancing would help to ginger our girls to do better than the quarterfinal slot they had achieved before in the tournament.
“All our international members are already prepared to ensure our teams lack no support.” Twenty four countries will feature in both the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France and Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.