NTDC Director General, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe
The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Saturday stormed Johannesburg with 10 sacks of Nigerian jerseys, national flags, face-caps and other memorabilia to drum up support for the Super Eagles in the final game of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Director General of the NTDC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said on arrival in Johannesburg Saturday morning that there was no better way to support the Eagles in their quest to win the AFCON trophy than to have almost the entire stands decked in Nigeria’s green and white colours.
“We in NTDC want to ensure that the Super Eagles get the best possible support they can get in the final match against Burkina Faso. We know what support means in football and so have ensured that all Nigerians in South Africa going to the final match have something to cheer with,” observed the NTDC DG.
Otunba Runsewe said that if Ethiopia can fill the stands with their yellow and green colours during their group matches, Nigeria that is on the verge of winning the trophy should not fare less.
“I was amazed to learn that the Ethiopians hired 25 buses to take their fans to the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit where they played their group matches. If they can do that, nobody should expect anything less from Nigeria that has reached the final,” stressed the NTDC boss.
He confirmed that he was already in touch with the president of the Nigerian Union in South Africa to mobilize Nigerians to storm the famous Soccer City in Soweto on Sunday to support the Eagles.
“We have sent messages to all the places in South Africa where we know there is large presence of Nigerian residents to get them all to come out en-masse to support the Super Eagles,” Otunba Runsewe stressed.