Nigerian footballers, Elderson Echiejile and Ogenyi Onazi, have both called on the relevant authorities to put in place early preparations for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The Super Eagles have been placed in a tough group for the qualifiers alongside Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia. But Onazi and Echiejile believe the team will qualify if preparations start on time for the matches ahead.
“It is not an easy group. But we have all what it takes to finish top of that group and I believe we can,” Monaco defender Echiejile said, according to a statement by the football federation.
He added: “We have to start preparing now (put everything in proper place). It is never too early to start preparing for such matches. We are the Super Eagles.
For Onazi, naming a substantive handler for the Super Eagles is very important in kick starting preparations for the crunch qualifiers.
“All we need to do now is to start planning from this very moment. We have to get our coach in place and give him, whether white or black, a very conducive environment to work. I am confident that by the grace of God we will qualify. We will give our 100% in every game and try to win whether home or away. Every match must be taken as a matter of life and death.”
The Super Eagles are gunning for a sixth appearance at the World cup this term since making a debut appearance at the USA 1994 edition.
The team starts out their Russia 2018 qualifying campaign away to Zambia on October 3 before back-to-back home games against Algeria and Cameroon.
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