By Our Reporter
As the Nigerian Women National Football team (Super Falcons) get set to tackle Canada in their group opener at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Authentic Nigeria Football and Allied Sports Supporters Club (ANFASSC) has alleged the Australian Embassy of playing politics with Visa approval for various Nigerian supporters clubs.
With the Falcons’ first game just hours away, the National President of ANFASSC, Prince Abayomi Ogunjimi confirmed that his team and other supporters’ club in the country are in the dark with the body language of the Australian Embassy.
He said “This is really unfair, we didn’t see this coming, it has never happened before, my team and other Nigerian supporters’ club scheduled to travel for the World Cup are yet to get visas for the tournament, our joy is to be with the Falcons, we know how important we are to the ladies, it’s quite unfortunate that this is happening”
“It should be on record that no justifiable reason was given for the delay, we have put resources together to prepare, but this development is just unbelievable”
Going by reactions from the supporters’ club, they have unanimously opined that the Australian embassy is intentionally delaying their Visa approval just to neutralize Nigeria’s numerical strength when the Falcons play the host Nation.
Nigeria will take on Australia at the Suncorp stadium on July 27, 2023 in their second group game, the team’s last group game is against Republic of Ireland