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PINNICK: NIGERIA WILL QUALIFY FOR 2018 WORLD CUP

The NFF boss believes the Super Eagles have every chance of making it to the global football showpiece
Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick is optimistic that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

Pinnick disclosed this after meeting the NFF technical committee on the choice of Paul Le Guen as new Eagles’ technical adviser.

“By God’s grace we are going to qualify. We have worked round and have done everything possible. We have discussed with the players. There are a lot of things we have done. There is a level you can go in terms of providing everything,” said Pinnick.

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“All what they need is mental character, we have to psyche them up. You have to give them the sense of patriotism.

“If you see what Ronaldo did, he was injured and he was crying when he was being taken out of the field. That is the kind of mentality we want our players to put up when they are playing for the team.

“Like I said, the 20 teams that qualified are all capable. I would rather play Algeria than to play Gabon.

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“Gabon have never been to the World Cup and they would want to go to the World Cup. I can assure you.”

Nigeria must get past Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia to reach their sixth World Cup finals billed for Russia.

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