Eagles camp opens in Morocco November 8
World Cup qualifiers can re-launch Nigeria as Africa’s top team, says Chukwu
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that the Super Eagles will open their camp for the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Leone Stars of Liberia on November 8.
Liberia will host Nigeria in Morocco on November 11. NFF’s Media Director, Ademola Olajire, told The Guardian, yesterday, that arrangements are on for successful execution of the World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde, adding, “the players will converge on Morocco on November 8.”
Also speaking on the World Cup qualifiers, Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Femi Raji, said the team is also taking their final game against Cape Verde, billed for November 14 in Lagos very serious to ensure Nigeria ends the group stage strongly.
Meanwhile, former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, has urged the team to avoid complacency in their last two group games of the qualifiers, saying a strong finish could instill fear in the psyche of the country’s next opponents.
He expressed optimism that Nigeria can book its World Cup ticket because of the quality of players in the team, saying, “Super Eagles, at this moment, are not supposed to approach any game with fear. They definitely should not be struggling to qualify for the World Cup based on their reputation.
“Playing against Liberia and Cape Verde in the final series of the first round of the World Cup qualifiers provides another opportunity for the team to prove their strength in Africa. The quality of every game the Eagles play should create fears in other teams in Africa.
“I think if they maintain the zeal they displayed against Central African Republic in Cameroun in the last game, I am sure they will make it to Qatar no matter who they face in the last round of the qualifiers.”