At least 6,000 supporters to cheer Nigeria against Argentina

16:44, June 12, 2010      

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At least six thousand members of the Nigerian Football Supporters Club will cheer the Super Eagles when they play their matches at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

President of the club Rafiu Ladipo said 200 of their members came from Nigeria.

Ladipo disclosed this to reporters in Lagos before departing for South Africa on Friday, noting that members resident in South Africa, Europe and America were already in the host country to cheer the Eagles to victory.

The president said the supporters would give the team the necessary backing for them to do well in the tournament.

"For us, we want to tell the Super Eagles that they can count on us; we will support them from the beginning to the end of the tournament," he said.

"The World Cup is about how you portray your country. We must showcase the good culture of our country," Ladipo added.

He advised Nigerians, who are in South Africa for the World Cup, to ensure that people from other parts of the globe saw them as Nigerians.

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