Nigeria Will Qualify From 'Group of Death' - Bonfrere Jo

Former Nigeria coach, Bonfrere Jo has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles will overcome their tough Group B opponents in the qualification matches for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and seal the ticket for their sixth World Cup finals appearance.

The Super Eagles were drawn in Group B for the qualification race to Russia in 2018 after the draw was conducted Friday by Federation of International Football Associations, FIFA, pitching Nigeria against her perennial and bitter rivals, Cameroon, Southern Africa foes Zambia and North African ‘enemy’ Algeria.

“The Super Eagles are the best team in Africa, they have the best players coming out of the African continent and playing their best football in Europe. So, I’m confident it will not be a problem for the Eagles to top their group,” Bonfrere Jo told Complete Sports.

“If you make the right selection amongst the many players you have, if you monitor the players’ progress in Europe, see how they are faring and start your preparation on time, why not, the Super Eagles will do it”, Bonfrere sounded confidently.

“Cameroon are not fantastic at the moment, Algeria, yes, they are coming up stronger, but not yet near the Super Eagles in quality and form.

“So, if Super Eagles are in their top form, they will be in Russia. Yes, they will be there.”

“What the Super Eagles need is a top class coach, an experienced coach who has good knowledge of African football and its players.

“With a technically sound manager, who can harness the potentials of the players, the Super Eagles can make it,” Bonfrere stressed.

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