Former Super Eagles Coach, Daniel Amokachi believes the Super Eagles will perform beyond expectations in the FIFA World Cup in Russia, which kicks off in eight days time.
Amokachi who was part of the team that represented Nigeria at the 1994 and 1998 edition of the Football Premier Competition said that African teams need to change their mentality in other to win the World Cup.
No African Team has ever won the FIFA World Cup only the likes of Senegal and Cameroun have reached the last eight of the competition.
“Will Nigeria get out of that group (2018 World Cup Group D)? Yes. Will Nigeria go far in the World Cup? Yes. Will Nigeria be able to win the World Cup? Yes.
“Africans have to start believing. They have to go past that stage of “your country got to the Second Round, your country got to the Quarter-finals”. No, I’m going to a major tournament to go and win it.
Amokachi said in an Interview on BBC Focus on Africa
“If we had that mentality, we will go a very long way. And that was what killed us when we were there in 1994, that’s what killed Cameroon when they were there in 1990 and that’s what killed Senegal in 2002. Because they are just going there to have fun instead of “we are going there to win it”.”
Nigeria lost their last tune-up match against Czech Republic 1-0 in Austria