Rohr lauds ANFASSC as Supporters club launch new Logo, season’s jersey
By Sulaiman Alao
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has described the Authentic Nigeria Football and Allied Sports Supporters Club (ANFASSC) as the real spirit behind the national team.
Rohr made this assertion at the launch of the club’s new logo and season’s jersey in Lagos.
“The ANFASSC is a good initiative. What I like about the name is ‘authentic’ because you are the real supporters of the Super Eagles team,” Rohr said.
The German also expressed his regrets at not having the supporters club and fans to cheer the Eagles in their last home game against Sierra Leone late last year.
The Eagles blew away a four-goal lead to settle for a disappointing 4-4 draw in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against The Leone Stars at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State in November.
“With the supporters, what happened in Benin when we scored four goals and ended the game 4-4 will not have happened because when the players are tired the supporters club help the boys forge on.
“We hope to have the supporters back in the stadium when the world overcomes the pandemic,” Rohr said.
Also on hand at the colourful launch was the former Nigeria basketball team, D’Tigers captain, Olumide Oyedeji.
Speaking at the event, National President of the body, Abayomi Ogunjimi said the body is set to digitalize its operations to carry along multitudes of Nigerian sports supporters both home and in diaspora.
“We want to take football and other sports supporting in Nigeria to greater heights by going digital,” begins Ogunjimi popularly known as ‘Bonfrere’.
“ANFASSC is ready to expand the scope our activities to carry along all lovers and supporters of Nigerian sports all over the world by cheering, motivating and encouraging all our sportstars in good and bad times.
“We will continue to give maximum support to the Super Eagles which is the foremost Nigerian brand and also extend such support to other sports to help our athletes and sportstars to will more laurels for the country.”