NIGERIA FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS CLUB REQUEST FOR 62MILLION CONDOMS FOR FANS ATTENDING WORLD CUP

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The Nigeria Football and other Sports Supporters Club (NFSSC) has asked the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS(UNAIDS) to provide  62 million condoms for fans attending the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

UNAIDS Country Director, Bilali Camara had earlier said the agency would provide two million condoms for the entire duration of the tournament, which begins next month.

Rafiu Ladipo, President-General of NFSSC, who made the demand in Abuja on Monday stated that two million condoms would only be enough for a day.

He said instead of two million for the entire duration, UNAIDS should provide two million condoms each day for the 31-day tournament.

“Of all football loving fans around the world, I alone will be taking over 10,000 fans to Brazil, not only from Nigeria.

“Our group games are crucial especially Nigeria against Argentina. We regard it as the match that will qualify us to play Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in the final.

“If that is achieved, we want to be protected; we must be protected.bSo, I want to urge you (UNAIDS) to provide more condoms,” he pleaded.

According to him, it is important for UNAIDS to look into the request to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS during the World Cup.

He said the availability of condoms would help protect football fans who might want to have sex in Brazil.

 

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