The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed that it plans to make
Nigeria among the top 10 footballing nations in the world before Russia
2018 World Cup
and the NFF Secretary General, Sanusi Mohammed, buoyed by Nigeria’s
climb to 41st position in the latest FIFA World Ranking, believes a top
10 target is not impossible.
“We are on the right track to being the best in Africa and may be number
five in the world where we were after the 1994 World Cup in the USA,
but we would be contented if we make the top 10. It is not an easy
target, but I think we are capable,” Sanusi told Completesportsnigeria.
“To realize our target, aside the World Cup and African Cup of Nations
qualifying games which the Super Eagles will be involved in, the
federation will ensure that the team play top quality friendly games to
improve on the ranking.”
“We don’t fear Cameroon because they won the AFCON. We believe they are
not better thnn us, and come August, we shall prove to them that we are
more determined to go the World Cup after missing the AFCON in Gabon. We
have to beat them in Uyo first and get a result in their home few days
later,” Sanusi stated.