Russian Federation 2018: Olofinjana tips Nigeria to reach q-final

Okala backs Eagles for Russia glory

In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, the Nigerian leader applauded the Super Eagles for the feat of making Nigeria the first African country to qualify for Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, with a match left to play.

Rohr, whose record stands at played 10, won six, drawn four and lost one, has become only the second coach to lead Nigeria to World Cup qualification with one game to spare. NFF officials should start putting heads together now for a successful participation of the team at the World Cup. "The likes of Italy could not qualify automatically, that shows you the gap between the small teams and the big ones is closing gradually".

"I know that we have the last group match against Algeria next month, but NFF officials should not give that as reasons for not starting early plans for the team ahead of the World Cup".

"They are a delight to be with at all times, and I believe we are on to great things. So we had wonderful thing already but the most handsome thing there is to go to the World Cup, and then beat my home country Germany", he concluded.

"They can bring the younger ones with them so that we do not just to go the tournament to enjoy it but to push ourselves to the next level", he concluded.

Nigeria had defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola to kick off their Group B World Cup campaign.

The only loss was against South Africa's Bafana Bafana in Uyo, at the start of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in June 2017.

"Now, we should be talking about Grade A global friendly matches for the team to put the players in shape and not just any friendly matches". Age is but a number.

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