By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
Nigeria Football Supporters Club has said that it has not appointed any agent or person to canvas for people to travel to Russia to support the Super Eagles saying that only members of the club are eligible to be part of the trip.
President General of the club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo told our correspondent that the clarification became necessary so that unsuspecting Nigerians will not fall victim to fraudsters who are out to swindle them.
” I want to tell Nigerians that we’ve not appointed any agent or person to canvas for people to go to Russia for the Mundial. The supporters Club cannot be dragged to the mud by fraudsters because we have our integrity to protect and we have been to many competitions and adjudged as the best club in the World by World football governing body, FIFA. It’ s only registered members of the club who processed their travel documents with the national body that are entitled to travel with us.
” This clarification became necessary to avoid people losing their hard earned money to cheats and fraudsters, and all those indulging in such acts must desist from it or be ready to face the consequences”, he _warned.
Ladipp while announcing that about 200 members of the club will be in Russia to cheer the Super Eagles to victory assured that the club has put all logistics on ground to ensure a strong presence of members in all the match venues involving the national team even as he called on corporate organisations and philanthropists to come to the aid of the club for a successful outing of the Super Eagles in Russia.
“Preparations for members of the club to be in Russia is at advanced stage. About 200 of our members will be travelling at a cost of about N200 million. We are also mobilising our members in Ghana, Gambia, Cameroon, Cote d’ Ivoire. Burkina Faso, Mali,Togo, Niger and other parts of the World such as United States, Britain, France Germany. Canada,Ireland. Australia and other countries and that is why we are appealing to corporate organisations and philanthropists to partners us as we prepare for the journey”, he concluded.