Nigerian Football Supporters’ Club (NFSC) President-General, Rafiu Ladipo, has slammed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on the lack of support from the body in the quest to support the Super Eagles at the ongoing World Cup tournament in Russia.
He ripped into the NFF in a chat with a Punch corespondent as he lauded the Lagos State Government, Rev. Mother Esther and others for their support.
In his words, Ladipo said: The supporters club was able to come to Russia for the World Cup because of Glo, Rev. Mother Esther and the Lagos State Government.”
“We also contributed individually to ensure that the national team don’t lack our support during their matches.
“We don’t want any money from them but they should at least recognise our presence here.” He added.
Speaking further, he said: “We know that our relationship with the NFF has not been cordial, and they don’t want to see our faces.”
“We have worked with many NFF boards but the current one has not supported us; it is the worst we have worked with.”
He then went on to criticised a top NFF official for allegedly undermining the supporters’ club due to the fact that “he doesn’t want to see us.”
He said: “We will support the Eagles to victory at the World Cup because we believe in Nigeria. We have sacrificed everything to be in Russia because we believe the Eagles can make the country proud and we want to be part of the success story. I love football and I’m passionate about it.”