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25-year-old Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa has revealed that the Super Eagles have their eyes on a semi-final spot, in the 2018 World Cup Tournament, in Russia. Speaking to the, the Leicester City player has assured fans that Nigeria will make a semi-final debut, this year. The Super Eagles have not progressed from the round of sixteen, since their debut in USA 1994. “We need to set our sights high. Nigeria want to do more than just get past the group phase. We want to make the quarter-finals and even the semis. Why not?,” Musa told “It doesn’t matter, who we come up against; we’ll be giving it our best shot at the World Cup. We’ll be trying our hardest in every match, no matter the opposition.” The Super Eagles have been staged with Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland in the group stage of the tournament, and despite the possibility that this is a group of death, the Super Eagles man is hopeful and determined that this would be the dream team that’ll make it into the Semi-Finals. “We’re delighted to be making the trip to Russia. We were in a tough group with Algeria, Cameroon, and Zambia. It wasn’t easy to finish first, but we’re delighted to have reached our objective,” he continued. “We got off to a good start with a win away to Zambia, and then we beat Algeria at home. That gave us confidence and we pushed on from that to qualify.” “We thought, to begin with, that it would all come down to the last match against Algeria. We didn’t think we’d have qualified already, bearing in mind the standard of the group.” Ahmed, also told FIFA media, that despite being absent at the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, the Super Eagles will fight for a spot in 2019 edition in Cameroon. “When we realised we weren’t going to make it to the Africa Cup of Nations [last year], we decided that we were going to fight for the people of Nigeria. We now need to try and make the 2019 continental finals after missing the last two.”   Featured Image Credit:

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This article was first published on 30th January 2018


Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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