The Nigeria Football and other Sports Supporters Club (NFSSC), are demanding for about 62 million condoms to be made available to fans, ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
This was disclosed by Rafiu Ladipo, who is the President-General of NFSSC, while appealing to the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) to take their request seriously.
UNAIDS Country Director, Bilali Camara, had said two million condoms would be provided for the entire duration of the competition, but Ladipo insisted that UNAIDS need to provide two million condoms for each of the 31 days of the World Cup.
“Of all football loving fans all around the world, I alone will be taking over 10,000 fans to Brazil, not only from Nigeria,” he said.
“You know that Nigeria will be playing their first three matches and there is going to be a match between Nigeria and Argentina.
“By the time we play that match, we will regard it as the match that will also qualify us to play Brazil in Rio de Janeiro during the final.
“If that is achieved, we want to be protected; we must be protected.
“So, I want to urge you (UNAIDS) to provide more condoms.”
Ladipo explained that fans who might want to have sex after their daily assignment in Brazil, would need the condoms for protection.
Nigeria is grouped alongside Iran, Argentina and Bosnia in Group F.