Nigeria’ll shock the world at Brazil 2014 –Maigari


Nigeria is fully determined to shake the world when the stage is set for the quadrennial FIFA World Cup in Brazil in June, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari said yesterday.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria, which clinched the award of Africa’s National Team of the Year at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards on Jannuary 9, will dazzle spectators and prove that the West African country can conquer the world in the game of soccer, the sports administrator said in Abuja.
“I won’t specifically predict how far Nigeria will go at the world cup, but what I am certain about is that the Super Eagles will do wonders. Nigeria will shake the world and I am being optimistic that the team will do what I can describe as a turn around to the favour of this (African) continent,” Maigari said.
According to him, the team had improved tremendously and could hold their own against some of the best football nations.
The Nigerian team conquered Africa exactly a year ago, at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in South Africa.
“We have developed rapidly over the last two years,” he added.
He said the Super Eagles would be engaged in top friendly matches that would strengthen the team ahead of the world cup.
Nigeria had a remarkable 2013 and the football federation would do the best within its capacity to consolidate on last year’s performance, Maigari said, adding, “this year is going to be an eventful year because of the World Cup.”
Nigeria will play in Group F of the global event, alongside Argentina, Bosnia Hezegovena and Iran.
Nigerian team will first play against Iran before its showdown with Bosnia Hezegovena and Argentina.

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