Despite being paired in a seemingly hard group with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick believes that the Super Eagles will advance to the knock out stages.
â€œWith the caliber of players we have right now with the team spirit that is embedded inside the team right now, we believe we will not just qualify for the Nations Cup by Godâ€™s grace, we will do very well [in the tournament].
â€œI keep saying to my executive committee members that we are a team that is better prepared for the next World Cup, even this World Cup.
â€œWe are the youngest team statistically going to this World Cup and this team is very strong, united, coordinated with one goal-success.
â€œSo, if you put this team together in four years theyâ€™ll be more mature, more experienced and theyâ€™ll be more enterprising.
â€œWe have a team at least for the next five years that can make Nigeria very very proud.â€�
Amaju disclosed that it was the NFF that intervened on behalf of Nigerian players who were warming the bench in the clubs.
â€œWe just donâ€™t maintain a relationship with the players, we maintain a relationship with their clubs.”