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Nigeria has potential to excel in Russia, says Moghalu


Kingsley Moghalu

The ranks of football lovers tipping the Super Eagles to excel at the Russia 2018 World Cup has continued to grow with presidential hopeful, Professor Kingsley Moghalu and Everton striker, Henry Onyekuru to latest acknowledge the potential in the current Nigerian team.

The exposure accruing from tune up matches against tough opposition, according to the political economist, was not only a dress rehearsal but good for their nerves.

He said: “I believe strongly in this team. The friendly games have emboldened our players. The world will, for a change, see something spectacular from our country beyond insecurity and corruption.


These boys are carrying the undiluted love of 180 million Nigerians. In soccer we are one tribe, one tongue.”

While commending the NFF for settling all financial obligations in good time, Moghalu believes the duo of Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses are destined for great heights at the Mundial.

“We have not seen the best of Iwobi yet. That boy carries Nigeria on his head in the field of play. His uncle, Jay Jay Okocha, did wonders with the ball. Iwobi will dance more than ‘cha cha cha’ in Russia.

Moses will have planet Earth in his cleats with tantalizing runs from the wings”, the former Central Bank Deputy Governor added.

Moghalu is eyeing Aso Rock Villa on the platform of a new party, the Young Progressive Party [YPP], and is glad the Eagles are going to Russia with a very young team.

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