Nigeria: We Can Qualify From the Group - Ighalo

Nigeria's Super Eagles celebrate a win at the last World Cup in Brazil. They are one of five African teams in Russia next year, the others being Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
3 December 2017

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has said it is possible for the Eagles to qualify from the group if the team stick to their game plan.

Speaking on Supersport during the live coverage of the FIFA World Cup draw, the Changchun Yatai of China striker said, "it is possible we qualify from the group. We must stick to our plan and not underrate any team.

He noted that all the teams in the group which also has Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, Ighalo said, "All the teams are good. Iceland, for instance, played very well during the qualifiers. No team is going to be pushovers.

"They have very good players, we are a young team. They will pick their best and we will pick our best. The better side will win," Ighalo said, confidently.

However, the former Watford striker warned that Iceland will not be the whipping boys of this group.

"Iceland won't be pushovers after what they showed at the last Euros, where they shocked out a team like England," Ighalo warned.

Former Nigeria coach Austin Eguavoen also expressed confidence the Eagles will go past the group stage.

"It's do-able, especially if we could go past Croatia," he said.

"We can't afford to lose our first game.

"It will not be easy against Argentina again, but good enough we are not playing against them first."

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