President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, is backing Nigeria to make history at the 2018 World Cup.
Ahmad who was recently in Nigeria for a football stakeholder forum, described Nigeria as the strongest African contender and tipped the Super Eagles to lift the World Cup in July next year.
“Nigeria is the strongest team from Africa going to the World Cup, hence much is expected of the Super Eagles in Russia next year.
“No doubt, going to Russia and we expect so much from the Super Eagles and Amaju Pinnick ( President, Nigeria Football Federation) has been spot-on in at least two major decisions this year: to support the change at CAF and to get the Nigerian fraternity to work assiduously towards Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“And the effort has to be doubled to make Africa proud. I know Nigeria is up to the task of making Africa proud at the tournament,” he said.
The furthest Nigeria have reached at the tournament in six appearances is the second round.