Nigeria will face Ethiopia in the last stage of the qualifiers.
The Director General of the National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye, said he is confident Nigeria will qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Elegbeleye said he believed Nigeria will win both legs of its final qualifying match against Ethiopia.
“As a Nigerian we believe we are going to win and surely we are going to win. We have better players and we are better organized though no team is weak especially at this stage of the qualifier, they must have been a strong team and I don’t believe Ethiopia can win us,” the administrator told PREMIUM TMES in his office in Abuja.
“We will go to Ethiopia, win the first leg and come back to win the 2nd leg right here in Nigeria,” he boasted
Speaking about the preparations for World Cup, Elegbeleye said his commission will work with the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure adequate preparation when the Eagles qualify.
“Sports commission will liaise with the Nigeria Football federation and mobilize; after the qualifiers we will start full preparations,” he said.
Also speaking about preparations for the 2014 commonwealth games coming up in Glasgow, Scotland, Elegbeleye said “Already we have competitions that teams have been participating, camping and all that, and going for African championship is a mark of preparations for the Commonwealth games,” he concluded.
Nigeria will play the first leg of the World Cup Qualifier in Ethiopia on October 13, while the return leg will be played in Calabar a month later.
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