Former Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to reach heights in the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The retired France international footballer, who was in attendance in the world press conference held in Abuja on Wednesday to welcome the original World Cup trophy to Nigeria, stated that the Eagles squad has the quality to make a big impact at the Mundial.
“Yes, we know there are a number of strong African countries in the game but Nigeria has always been a great footballing nation, and they have an exciting team heading to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The 47-year-old, who was teammates with retired Nigerian international Samson Siasia, stated that his experience playing alongside Nigerians makes him assured that the West Africans will soar in Russia.
”I have played alongside and against so many Nigerian players and I can attest to their strength and ambition.
”I believe the present Super Eagles squad is capable of great things,”