Former Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet backs Nigeria to reach the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and adds that the Super Eagles could become the most successful African team at the world cup next year.

 Tom Saintfiet
Tom Saintfiet

“I really do believe that Nigeria can be the first African team to reach the semi-finals of a World Cup final as Ghana couldn’t make it to that stage at the last edition in South Africa 2010.

“I believe in Nigeria’s ability,” he told BrilaFM.

Nigeria find themselves in Group F along with Argentina, Iran and debutants Bosnia & Herzegovina after Friday’s draw in Costa de Sauipe, Bahia.

The Super Eagles open their World Cup campaign against Iran on June 19 in Curitiba followed by the June 21 game against Bosnia-Herzegovina before facing South American giants Argentina in their final group match on June 25 in Porto Alegre.



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