#Brazil2014: Nigerian supporters get clearance to sing, drum at Eagles’ matches

The Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) has concluded arrangements with FIFA to allow it sing and use drums during Nigeria’s subsequent matches at the ongoing World Cup finals in Brazil.

Nigerian football supportersThe club’s members were not allowed to bring in their drums and trumpets during the Super Eagles’ match against Iran on Monday.

The President-General of the NFSC, Dr. Rafiu Oladipo, disclosed on Thursday at São Paulo in Brazil that the club had been given approval to bring in its drums and trumpets.

The Eagles will on Saturday meet Bosnia-Herzegovina in their second Group F match and Argentina on June 25 in their last group match.

Oladipo said: “Our complaint to FIFA and the Local Organising Committee was that if hosts Brazil were allowed to sing and drum during their matches, there was no reason Nigeria’s supporters and those of other countries present should not be allowed to do the same.

“Moreover, the Eagles had complained of our absence during their first group match against Iran and had pleaded with us to be present in their subsequent matches.”

Oladipo said more than 350 members of the club had arrived in Brazil to cheer the Super Eagles to victory in their subsequent matches.