The Tremendous Eagles have appeared within the finals of the FIFA World Cup on six events, and efforts to make it to her seventh look begins subsequent month
Former Nigeria worldwide Jonathan Akpoborie has opined that Macedonia’s surprising victory over four-time world champions Germany confirms that there are not any extra minnows in soccer.
The ex-Stuttgart ace, nevertheless, expects the Tremendous Eagles to beat all foes and qualify for subsequent yr’s FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Qatar.
Nigeria have been grouped alongside Liberia, Central African Republic (CAR), and Cape Verde, with the race for Qatar 2022 anticipated to warmth up in late Might or early June.
The Gernot Rohr-tutored aspect is favorite to prime a bunch that contains groups which have by no means certified for the Mundial.
Solely group winners will make it to the ultimate qualifying spherical, which might be straight knock-out matches that can produce 5 nations that can symbolize the continent within the event in Qatar.
Nigeria completed prime of the Afcon-qualifying Group L and certified for Cameroon 2022 with two video games to spare.
Confidence is again on the excessive for the Tremendous Eagles following two convincing victories over the Benin Republic and Lesotho final month.
However Macedonia’s beautiful 2-1 win in Germany on March thirty first is the most recent wake-up name for a lot of that soccer minnows are shedding that inferiority cloak.
Nonetheless, Akpoborie expects the Tremendous Eagles, with all of the proficient stars of their ranks, to make it to their fourth consecutive World Cup look.
“Qualification for the 2022 World Cup received’t be a lot stress for the Tremendous Eagles contemplating the array of stars at Rohr’s disposal,” the ex-striker stated as per the Management.
“I fairly agree with you that there is no such thing as a minnow any longer in Africa going by what a group like Macedonia did to Germany.
“Nonetheless, Nigeria will certainly need to make an early mark by choosing fast factors to really feel snug within the group.
“I actually don’t see these groups stopping the Tremendous Eagles no matter who they parade as a result of our gamers are extra skilled and hungry for achievement.”
The Tremendous Eagles are scheduled to kick off their World Cup qualifying marketing campaign with a house recreation versus Liberia earlier than travelling to Cape Verde for his or her matchday two conflict.