BY AYOMIDE JAYEOBA
The President-General of the Nigerian Football Supporters’ Club (NFSC), Dr. Rafiu Ladipo has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles are on course for their sixth World Cup appearance.
The Super Eagles currently lead the quartet in Group B and may further widen the gap should they pick the maximum points in the next encounter with Cameroon.
Ladipo is of the opinion that no obstacle can stand the way of the Nigeria to Russia 2018.
In a chat with www.sportsvillagesquare.com, Ladipo said he was impressed with the Super Eagles’ new found winning mentality under Coach Gernot Rohr.
“No doubt about it, the Super Eagles will qualify for the World Cup. We are leading the table and there is no way any team can stop us.
The Super Eagles lead their group with six points having won 2-1 away in Zambia and 3-1 winners over Algeria in Uyo. They are four points above arch rivals, Cameroon whom they engaged in a back-to-back clash in late August and early September.
Ladipo also showered praises on the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr for his efforts in building a formidable team. He urged the NFF to tie the Franco-German tactician down to a long term deal.
Though, Rohr had on many occasions disclosed that he will respect the clause in his contract with the NFF which stated that the contract will end if the Super Eagles fail to qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup, Ladipo believed Rohr has so far done well to deserve a long term deal.
“I am impressed with Rohr, he has done well and I think we should appreciate him by giving him the chance to be here for a long term. He has won all the matches so far and so we need to show that his effort in making Super Eagles a formidable force to be reckoned with again has never gone unnoticed” he said.