The 1987 African Footballer of the Year believes the Walia Antelopes of Ethiopia pose no threat to Super Eagles’ World Cup dream
Algeria football legend Rabah Madjer holds a strong view that the Super Eagles have already qualified for the Brazil 2014 Fifa World Cup.
The 54 year old who made 87 appearances for the Desert Foxes and played a key role in FC Porto’s European Cup triumph in 1987 is of the opinion that it will be a wild goose chase for the East Africans to upset the reigning African champions in Calabar.
“In view of its success in Ethiopia, the second leg will be a mere formality for Nigeria, also one of the greatest football nations on the continent,” he told cafonline.
“This is a team that has always been a danger to opponents. Ethiopia has made tremendous progress in recent years, but in my opinion it is not enough.
“Nigerian players are superior and Stephen Keshi has done a great job to bring his team to the top."
When asked to pick his choice of five African teams that will eventually make it to Brazil, the former Algerian national team handler predicted three West African nations to fly Africa’s flag.
“I hope Algeria will ge there and it has the potential to do so. Though it is my wish to also see Tunisia go through, I believe Cameroon will eventually snatch the ticket to Brazil.
"In principle Ghana, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire should have no problem confirming their tickets,” Madjah added.