The Nigeria Football Supporters Club were by world football governing FIFA stripped off their fanfare during the game between Nigeria and Iran decided at the Arena Da Baixada.
FIFA in collaboration with hosts Brazil before the game ordered that the Nigerian supporters must not be allowed to enter the stadium with their drums.
It was gathered the move was purely for security reasons since the drums were sealed round without anyone knowing the content of what might be hidden inside.
With the about 300 of them seated in the stadium without drums, the fanfare and songs rendition known of the Nigerians supporters was absent all through the encounter.
Moreso, the chants, woos and screams from the vociferous Brazilian crowd at the 42,000 capacity stadium dwarfed whatever the drumless supporters club were offering.
“We were frustrated and ridiculed. Without those drums, the symbol of our
performance was gone. I felt ashamed; moreso, the team was not winning. It was very frustrating,” a member cried.
Source: Leadership


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