Former Nigerian midfielder,, Mutiu Adepoju says he’s optimistic the Super Eagles has what it takes to qualify and compete for the 2026 World Cup title.
Recall that the senior national team failed to qualify for the just concluded 2022 World Cup in Qatar that was won by Argentina, after they were knocked out in the final playoffs against the Black Stars of Ghana on away goal rules.
The three-time African champions attended the previous three editions of the mundial.
Adepoju took to the social media to celebrate newly crowned World champions Argentina and expressed optimism the Super Eagles will be among the contenders four years from now.
“Congratulations to Argentina on their #FIFAWorldCup triumph. Looking forward to the next edition where I hope to see my darling Super Eagles compete for the title. Yes we can!,” he wrote on Twitter.
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Having watched this world cup for the first time as an adult not like a kid like in previous editions, I can say with all boldness that competting in the worldcup is not about making noise but being tactciturn and planning painstakingly.Someone said Morrocco’s performance was a flash in the pan just like Ghana, Senegal and Cameron who couldn’t replicate their quarter finals performance in previous world cups. I disagree with that line of thought totally. The difference between Morroco and others is that Morroco has put in place a sustainable development plan which they are following and you can see it reflecting in the performance of their female teams and club sides not only their male national team. This is in sharp contrast with Ghana , Cameroun and Senegal who got good teams at the time by chance. It same thing that happened to Nigeria between 1994 and 1998 who had a good crop of players without a target and a plan and it backfired..As long as a deliberate plan and structure is in place any talented football crazy nation must do well in the world cup. I can bet anyone Morroco will still do better come next world cup all things being equal. As for Nigeria, the problem is all about management of sports under democracy. I have serious doubt if the country will ever do well in sports again except there is a Millary intervention. Yes , because the present crop of politicians on whose shoulders the pillars of the nation rest are too corrupt, uncharitable, nonchallent,callous and indifferent towards natinal success. Those people will never stop ignoring talents and brains in favour of mediocres as long as its their loyalist or same tribe or have paid some bride to buy their slot. The results doesn’t concern them..So except they are rooted out We may Never see such talents like jj, Oliseh,KANU, Finidi,Taribo et all which the Millitay era produce for the country. I’m in tears for cos Nigeria football is in captivity