The National Chairperson of Nigeria Eagles Supporters Club, Kemi Ogunfuwa has described the experience in Egypt as worthwhile, fruitful and results oriented adventure which culminated into the bronze medal for Nigeria Super Eagles.
Speaking through the national Media Officer of the group, Sunday Agunbiade, the Lagos based football enthusiast said her group traveled from Nigeria to cheer Super Eagles to victory despite the hitches experienced at the Egyptian embassy.
Responding to a slight delay experienced in Nigeria where a lot of people were thinking otherwise, the award-winning supporters boss said: “Yes, we experienced little hiccups from Egyptian Embassy where some members were denied visas but as a leader.
“I waited behind to stay with my members to ensure that they all got their visas before we took off. I think the issue of delay cuts across and just like I said I don’t want to say more on this because I have a good relationship with them as I speak.
Kemi therefore added that “a lot of our members would enjoy a good jolly ride traveling arrangements in our subsequent matches as executives have learnt a great deal of lesson from the experience and we shall always improve on the previous,” Kemi assured.
Reacting to a question on the relationship she has with some national team players, the University of Lagos graduate said “these players worth celebrating considering the fact that they do give their all to the nation. I think they deserve our pat and encouragements even though there are bounds to be mistakes on the field of play”
An elated Ogun State born football administrator further went down the memory lane.
“You would recall that I have been following the Supporters national teams for more than 25 years and I know how these players feel when they win or lose a match, thus, we bound to share the pains and gains in one patriotic spirit”
Kemi, who rose through the rank from the post of Social Secretary to the Secretary General of Supporters Club and now the national President asserted that the group would not rest on its oars to continue to support all the national teams across globes to win laurels for our nation, Nigeria.
Recounting her experience in Egypt, the fair skinned lady said though the team and the Supporters Club were praying for the African title, but bronze came their way which is not a bad result and we can only hope for better results”, she concluded.