Ex-Chelsea star says he is excited about Nigeria’s chances at the Russia 2018 World Cup
– Babayaro says Nigeria will come out of the difficult World Cup group
– The ex-Chelsea defender also said the England match will be a tough one
– Gernot Rohr’s side played a disappointing 1-1 draw against DR Congo
Super Eagles legend Celestine Babyaro is optimistic about Nigeria’s chances at the World Cup stressing Gernot Rohr had done a great job with the team.
The ex-Chelsea defender stated that there have been encouraging signs with the present squad following the performances at the qualifiers and the friendlies.
The Atlanta 96′ Olympic gold medalist also believes the team will do well in the forth coming friendly between Nigeria and England on Saturday, June, 2.
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“I think the team will do OK because they have looked good in the friendlies,” Babayaro told Sky Sports.
“They were two down against Argentina but came back to win 4-2. Lionel Messi was not playing but Sergio Aguero was there. They also beat Poland in Poland with Robert Lewandowski playing.”
The former Newcastle man believes Nigeria will come out from the group involving Croatia, Argentina and Iceland.
“The team is looking good under new manager Gernot Rohr. He has done tremendously well with the players and I am really excited to see what they can do at the World Cup.
“Some people are calling it the group of death but I can see them coming through that which would be brilliant. If they can do that then they could go on to do exciting things,” he added.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Green and White men played out a disappointing 1-1 draw against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Harcourt.
William Troost-Ekong scored his first goal for Nigeria after pouncing on a defensive error made by the Congolese defence.
The visitors came back into the match with a 77th minute penalty from Christian Nekadio after the referee adjudged Ola Aina to have fouled Zamalek midfielder Kazali.
The German coach has revealed his final 23-man squad will be announced after the friendlies against England and the Czech Republic in the coming days.
Super Eagles Score 1:1 with DR Congo Team Simba in Port Harcout – on Naij.com TV