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Pinnick: Nigeria already has quality players ahead 2022, 2026 World Cup tourneys

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has stated that Nigeria already has at hand future Super Eagles stars that feature at the 2022 & 2026 editions of the FIFA World Cup.

Pinnick is confident the crop of players that played against Atletico Madrid in the GoTV Max Cup on Tuesday are good enough to make the country proud at prospective World Cup appearances.

“We are confident that from the preparatory plan that we have put together for the Super Eagles leading to the finals in Russia, and having taken care of off-field matters that may cause distraction, the team will do Nigeria proud in Russia,” the federation president stated after the exhibition game on Tuesday.

“Looking at the team that just played Atletico Madrid, it gladdens my heart to see that after Russia, we certainly have the players that will also do us proud in 2022 and even 2026.”

Arsenal loanee Kelechi Nwakali and Sarpsborg 08 midfielder Usman Mohammed had their names on the scoresheet as Nigeria lost 2-3 to the Los Rojiblancos at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.

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