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AFCON 2023: Ladipo seeks Federal, State Govts support for Supporters Club


President General of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo said there is need for both Federal and various state governments to financially appreciate hundreds of  members of the club  who are presently in Cote d’Ivoire supporting the Super Eagles.

Ladipo lamented that despite members of the club using their hard earned money to transport themselves to Cote d’Ivoire, pay their hotel bills, transport themselves to match venues and take care of other expenses, both the Federal and state governments are not doing anything to support these set of patriotic Nigerians.

” It’s an irony that both the Federal and state governments have not deemed it necessary to support these patriotic Nigerians who have risked their lives and hard earned resources to project the image of the country.

” At the beginning of the championship, 24 countries started the competition and all their Supporters Club were sponsored by their government and even given allowances to make their stay in Cote d’Ivoire comfortable.

” Right now, there are four countries remaining and it’s only Nigeria that has not deemed it fit to give financial support to it’s Supporters Club who have been drumming support for the Eagles, which is not encouraging”, he lamented.

He noted that it’s not easy doing the voluntary work which is helping in projecting good image for the country just as he appealed to both Federal and state governments to do something urgent and give financial support to the club before Sunday’s final of the Nations Cup.

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