Foremost, Nigerian Supporters club, Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club (ANFSC) has rebrand to cover all sports. They now wish to be known as Authentic Nigeria Football and Allied Sports Supporters Club (ANFASSC).
In a colourful ceremony at the Surulere, Lagos National secretariat of the club attended by the Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, basketball legend, Olumide Oyedeji, Media officer of the Super Eagles, Babafemi Raji, senior editors and celebrated journalists amongst others, ANFASSC unveiled their new logo and launched the new name.
Speaking at the event, National President of the body now renamed Authentic Nigeria Football and Allied Sports Supporters Club, ANFASSC 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 supportership in Nigeria to greater heights by going digital,” stated prince Abayomi 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.”
In his own remarks, coach Rohr commended the ANFASSC initiative and stated that he and the Super Eagles as a whole missed the electric atmosphere that ANFASSC brings to all Super Eagles games and he can’t wait to have them back at the stadium.
After taking a tour of the National Secretariat of ANFASSC, Gernot stated that ANFASSC is truly authentic.
“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” he stated.
The first vice president of the Nigerian football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi who is a friend of ANFASSC sent his regards as he was unavoidable absent.
ANFASSC had earlier unveiled Super Eagles legends, Joseph Yobo and Emmanuel Emenike as brand ambassadors.