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Chukwu: Super Eagles Must Be Ready For Any Opponents In Russia

Chukwu: Super Eagles Must Be Ready For Any Opponents In Russia

By Adeboye Amosu‎:
Former Super Eagles head coach Christian Chukwu says the team must be ready to face any opposition at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The draw for the mundial will hold on Friday, December 1. The Nigeria is already placed in Pot 4, the supposedly weakest of the four pots.


That could pit the West Africans against heavyweights like Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Belgium, and the likes.

But Chukwu is unperturbed with the prospect of facing those big guns and has rather challenged the team to put up their best in the tournament.

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“It’s good to pray for a favourable or easy draw, but it is important to prepare very well and have the belief that you can conquer any opposition,” Chukwu told Completesportsnigeria.com.‎

“Our team is young and we have a lot of quality players that can face any opposition in the world. I believe we will do well in Russia irrespective of the opposition.

“The World Cup is also not meant for boys, it is for real men. If you want to be rated highly or respected, then you must beat the best.

“One thing is to be placed in an easy group and become complacent or grouped with the top teams and prepare for a bigger battle ahead.

“I believe if we get the key things right like adequate preparation, players bonus and other ones, we will do well in Russia.”

The Super Eagles were the first African team to qualify for Russia 2018, and were unbeaten throughout the qualifiers, bagging four wins and two draws.

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  • All the 32 countries going to the World Cup are supposed to be equal but for some reasons there will be some minor tweaking of the draws to favor some countries like Russia as the host. Spain, England will not be in Russia group. Panama, Iceland may be in that Russian group. As for Nigeria, we are already exposed with that Argentina friendly match win in Russia recently. So we nay expect a tough group. Amaju is a strong member of CAF executives and he is known in FIFA cycle. Amaju spearheaded the radical gang that pushed out the former CAF President Hayatou. Will he say something for Nigeria? The FIFA secretary general is the woman from Senegal. She has already used her influence to make it possible for a replay if the South Africa vs Senegal match already won by South Africa. Senegal us at the WC as a result of the replay. Will she make it possible for Senegal to be in a simple group? Russia, Croatia and Panama and Senegal. Trust women to do things for the family. We are ready for any group but we wish an easy group so we can reach the round of 16 and then see how things pan out from there. I wish Gernot Rohr with his boys well tomorrow.

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    It’s not luck of the draw. We got the group of death at the CAFE Qualifiers so providence might give us a comfortable or favourable group tomorrow.

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    It’s the luck of the draw. We got the Group of Death at the CAF Qualifiers so providence might favour us a favourable group tomorrow.