Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has assured fans that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia despite fears, Nigeria will be
handed a tough draw in the group qualifiers.
FIFA is expected to make the draws in June 2016. Nigerian fans, have foreseen a tough draw for the Super Eagles, based on the lowly ratings of the national team in the world and African brackets. “Our concern is to prepare the senior national team for the group stage of the qualifiers,” said Pinnick in Lagos at the weekend.
“We believe that all the 20 teams that made the last stage are African super powers who merited their qualifications. So the best we can do is to prepare the Eagles for the task ahead and ensure that Nigeria qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, “ Pinnick said.
Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0 on aggregate to join Gabon, Zambia, Uganda, DR Congo, Morocco, Guinea, Libya, Cameroon, Ghana, Congo, Egypt, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Cape Verde, Senegal and Mali.