2018 Fifa World Cup very realistic for Nigeria, says Mutiu Adepoju

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The ex-international is confident of Gernot Rohr’s men chances of qualifying for the quadrennial football showpiece next year

Mutiu Adepoju has said that Nigeria chances of qualifying for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia is ‘very realistic’.

After securing wins in their first two qualifying encounters against Zambia and Algeria, the Super Eagles find themselves at the top of Group B of Africa qualifying series with six points.

The three-time African champions face Cameroon in their next game on September 1, and the former Real Madrid midfielder in a series of tweets, is upbeat about the team’s chances of being one of Africa’s representatives in Russia.

“In few days time, attention will shift to Nigeria versus Cameroon World qualifier,” Adepoju tweeted.

“Not matter who is invited for the game, we must all support the Super Eagles. Qualifying for Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup is very realistic.

“I'm very optimistic that the Super Eagles will tame the Indomitable Lions home and away, but our support is very crucial to make this happen,” he added.

The Headmaster also responded   to a fan who asked that the game be moved away from the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.

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“No need to panic. Even if the game is played in the ocean. The Super Eagles will triumph. Mark my words!”

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