Wilfred Ndidi vs Poland

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi has said he hopes the Super Eagles win their first two World Cup Group D matches against Croatia and Iceland before a final group against Argentina.

Nigeria open their Russia 2018 campaign on June 16 against Croatia.

“It would be great to win our first two games before we face Argentina in our final group game,” Ndidi said in a special World Cup documentary.

Nigeria have lost on all four times they faced Argentina at the World Cup.

The top two teams in the group will qualify automatically to the Round of 16.

Coach Gernot Rohr said just as the Eagles came through a tough qualifying group, they will fight to reach the knockout rounds of the World Cup.

“We believed in our team and won a difficult qualifying group,” he said.

“We hope for a fantastic World Cup, we will like to have good results.

“We have young players, the youngest qualifiers for the World Cup, and they will like to fight, they like to win.”

Nigeria have thrice reached the knockout rounds of the World Cup – in 1994, 1998 and 2014.


  1. Comment: Every time i read comments of football fans on Nigeria’s World Cup chances I simply marvel..
    The super eagles is an average team waiting to be slaughtered in Russia.
    It truly beats the imagination that our people don’t read and follow football development, because if they do it should dawn on them that Gernot Rohr doesn’t have a tested team to withstand the group stage battle talkless of qualifying from it.
    The excitement that Nigeria will win the world cup or do well in Russia is misplaced and carried too far.
    A simple and logical way of looking at it is to judge the team department by department to evaluate its strengths & weaknesses.
    First, Nigeria does not have a keeper.
    Going to Russia without an experienced & trusted goalkeeper is suicidal.
    Gernot Rohr has been bemoaning the absence of Carl Ikweme, but he bluntly refused to substitute him wit other experienced keepers.
    Nigeria will be beaten blue, black and white. I hate to imagine this would happen to our respected and darlyn team.
    The defence is shaky if Elderson Echiejile is selected as we assume he would as first choice LB.
    Abdulahi Shehu lacks the quality to mark out top strikers, but he is Rohr’s best RB.
    Attacking options, Ighalo, Musa as best strikers are far below par when compared with their counterpacts in Iceland, Croatia and Argentina.
    The Coach has failed us.
    U can keep your views, no need to debate it, let us wait, it’s just next month.
    But a wise Coach can call up quality options, it is not too late or face the embarrassment looming ahead.


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