The President of the Nigeria Eagles Supporters Club (NESC), Honorable Sunny J Gullong, has made a commitment to rally a substantial force of over 30,000 supporters in support of Nigeria’s Super Eagles for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) championship in Ivory Coast.
Honorable Sunny revealed that plans were already in motion, with one branch of NESC collaborating with the Nigerian Ambassador in Cote D’Ivoire to build a strong support base for the Super Eagles in preparation for next year’s AFCON.
Known for his advocacy and dedication to peace, the proactive president emphasized efforts to reconcile all factions within other supporters’ clubs, urging them to set aside their differences. The aim is to unite and head into Cote D’Ivoire with a shared spirit and common purpose, all in the pursuit of the success of Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
“We have already initiated the process of mobilizing people in Cote D’Ivoire. Our branch in Cote D’Ivoire has taken the first steps, including meetings with the Nigerian Ambassador there, ensuring a smooth transition and effective mobilization of people in Cote D’Ivoire.”
“We have also partnered with a consultancy firm in Abuja, who are willing to sponsor jerseys for us, enabling us to mobilize around 30,000 Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to be in Cote D’Ivoire during the AFCON championship. This initiative aims to bridge any divides among supporters’ clubs in Nigeria.”
“We are diligently working towards this goal, striving to harmonize and reach a consensus with other supporters’ club members, so that we can collectively travel to Cote D’Ivoire with unity and harmony.”
When discussing Nigeria’s prospects of winning the next year’s AFCON in Cote D’Ivoire, Honorable Sunny expressed unwavering confidence, stating that Nigeria has a strong chance of clinching the title for a record-breaking fourth time.
He emphasized the importance of sticking with the same group of players who performed admirably during the final rounds of the AFCON qualifiers against Sao Tome in Uyo, suggesting that minimal alterations to the squad would increase Nigeria’s chances of securing the coveted trophy.
“The players we fielded in Uyo have great potential. With proper grooming and team cohesion, our prospects for winning the AFCON next year are very promising. We have no doubts whatsoever about our ability to succeed.”
“Certainly, with this talented team, a few adjustments, a solid formation, and our capable coach, we approach the tournament without any fear,” he confidently concluded.