By Jacob Ajom
Former Chairman of the defunct Nigeria Football Association, Kojo Williams yesterday said Coach Gernot Rohr’s provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup is made up of the best legs Nigeria has at the moment.
The former NFA boss insists, “the squad is the best we have now and it is a reflection of the standard of our football, which has our best playing in Turkey, Israel, China and Belgium.” He pointed out that “we can’t go for what we do not have.”
On his expectations, Williams said, “it’s not about now.” He reiterated that for now, the Super Eagles cannot win the highest prize in global football, when he said, “I told you it is a team in progress. Our target should be the World Cup after this, not Russia. Whoever believes Nigeria can win the 2018 World Cup that person is a joker.”
However, Williams is not dismissing the team’s chances of making an impact in Russia. “I am not writing off our team. I don’t have much fear in the first round. The problem would come when they get to the second round and the quarterfinal stages. That is when they would likely meet well established teams that have been building in the last ten years. The likes of Germany, France, Brazil, among others, would come up.”
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