Vanguard (Lagos)

1 January 2013

Nigeria: 2013 Afcon - Nigerian Community Mobilise Support for Eagles

Members of the Nigerian community in South Africa have started mobilising to support the Super Eagles during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The event has been scheduled to run from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10, 2013.

Frank Anagu, leader of the Nigerian community in South Africa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg on Monday that 200 tickets for each of the matches had been purchased for distribution to Nigerians, to watch the Eagles' group games. Anagu said Nigerians living in South Africa and Mozambique were being mobilised to support the National team.

"We have done a lot of mobilisation through the various Nigerian unions in South Africa and Mozambique for them to come out in their large numbers to support the team. "The Nigeria union has making arrangements to rent 46-seater busses to take us to Nelspruit, apart from individuals that will be travelling to watch Nigerian matches.

"Our plan is to travel a day before any of our matches, to have a 'one on one' encounter with our National team, to motivate and support them," Anagu said.

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