Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has stated his belief that the Super Eagles can qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Super Eagles have been paired in a tough World Cup qualifying group that includes Algeria, Zambia and Cameroon. Pinnick believes Nigeria has enough in her tanks to make it through the qualifying campaign.
The NFF President, who was in Ibadan to watch a 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match between Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) and FC IfeanyiUbah Football Club said to journalists;
“Football has come of age. Peru beat Brazil in Copa America. But I think we have assets that can make the country proud and I believe we will qualify. We will ensure that we make the difference in all. I grew up here and I am a fan of 3SC. I have only come to greet my aunty in Ibadan,’’ he stated.
Pinnick said he was very glad to see football fans come out in their thousands to support 3SC. “It is a sign of the people’s love for the team and the game,’’ he said.