2018 W/C: Amokachi States His Stance On Super Eagles’ Chances

By Ikenga Chronicles February 12, 2018

2018 W/C: Amokachi States His Stance On Super Eagles’ Chances

Former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi has stated his own stance about what he thinks are the chances of the Super Eagles at the forthcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Amokachi said Nigeria stand a chance of bringing the trophy back home for the first time.

“I am their number one fan. We have a bunch of new generation players who are from the diaspora, who started from academies at early ages and played through the ranks to the national team. They understood the game at an early age and that impacted on the team’s performance throughout the qualifiers.”

The 1994 and 1998 World Cup hero said the Eagles’ World Cup chances would be enhanced by the quality and ability of coach Gernot Rohr.

“It is going to be one game at a time. I am happy the focus is not only on the Argentina match as we also have Croatia and Iceland. Croatia are a technical side and Iceland have a disciplined side that hits you after which they will park a bus.”

Amokachi said the level of commitment from the current Super Eagles players was top notch “because they are well bred professional.

“I was asked in the studio, where I work about the chances of African representatives at the World Cup this year, I was emphatic. I said four teams from Africa would be in the second round, three teams from Africa would be in the quarter final, two in the semi final and one will be in the final. And Nigeria will win the World Cup. That is what I said, that is what I believe. You may have your own belief.”