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Utaka: Super Eagles Will Survive Tough World Cup Group

Utaka: Super Eagles Will Survive Tough World Cup Group

By David Meshioye:

Former Montpellier striker John Utaka believes Super Eagles will weather the storm to qualify from their dreaded Group D of 2018 FIFA World Cup, Completesportsnigeria .com reports.


The former Super Eagles striker hinged his submission on the pedigree of players that make up the Nigerian national team, adding that Nigeria’s hope of making progress from Group D is not hanging in the balance as widely believed by some pundits.

The former Rennes forward admitted that Argentina, Croatia and Iceland will not be a stroll in the park for the young Nigerian side, but he expressed confidence in the ability of coach Gernot Rohr to lead the team to success.

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He however advised the players to see the World Cup as a lifetime opportunity and approach each game with all seriousness.

“It is a tough group and I can confidently say that all teams in the group are extremely good. But I am confident Nigeria can survive the Group D war and move on to the next round,” Utaka told CSN.

“The Nigerian manager is doing a good job and he has been able to come up with a relatively young and talented side too. I wish this team the best of luck.”

Utaka was part of Nigeria’s team to 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup where the Super Eagles failed to go beyond their group stage.

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  • Djeniko 3 years ago

    @Pablo9ja and Tj pay attention to a player who did much in football like Dan Amokachi, Emmanuel Amunike and Samson Siasia talking. All of them are saying the same things and that is- Super Eagles will not go down without fighting despite the tough group D they are placed. According to Platini, who knows whether always always always Argentina vs Nigeria is fixed. We don’t know what football has become o.