Nigeria’s ambassador to Russia, Professor Steve Ugbah has charged the country’s soccer fans and analysts not to write off the Super Eagles’ chances of qualifying for the round of 16 at Russia 2018 World Cup.
Despite the Eagles’ 2-0 loss to Croatia on Saturday, Ogbah said he optimistic that the team can win their remaining matches in Group D and qualify for the next round of the global soccer showpiece.
While admitting that both Iceland and Argentina are good sides, Ugbah noted that both Group D rivals are beatable, once the Eagles concentrate and tighten up their defence.
Ogbah said he is looking forward to a better outing against Iceland on Friday, from which a win would propel the Eagles to also go for victory against two-time champions, Argentina in their last group match.
“It’ true that the Super Eagles lost their opening game but that is not enough to write off the team. They still have two matches to go and who said they cannot go ahead and win those games.
“Honestly, it is not easy to be in Kalinlingrad, a journey of 20 hours by road and one hour thirty minutes by plane. So you guys are great.
“I believe the Super Eagles are on course to surprise the world in the remaining two matches and go ahead to qualify for the round of 16,” Ugbah stated.