Nigeria’s last group match will be against Argentina.
A Super Eagles forward, Babatunde Michael, has stated that it would be a great feeling for him to play against Argentine football great, Lionel Messi, at next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday in Lagos, Babatunde, who is fondly called ‘African Messi’ by his fans in Nigeria and in Ukraine where he plays for Premier League side Volyn, admitted that he needs more hard work to realize his dream.
“Of course it will be good to play against a player like Messi at the World Cup, you know my fans call me African Messi and I know they will be happy to see me rub shoulders with a player like Messi at the World Cup,” he said.
Babatunde also said though Nigeria’s Group F, which includes Bosnia, Iran and Argentina, would be tough, the Eagles will qualify with hardwork.
The Super Eagles will start their campaign in Brazil 2014 with the match against Iran, before taking on Bosnia. The last group match will be against two-time world champions, Argentina.