President of Nigeria Football
Federation (NFF), Pinnick Amaju says he is looking beyond the Super Eagles
qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
The youthful football buff told
Goal.com yesterday that his dream is to see Nigeria get at least to the last
four of the soccer showpiece in Russia.
“We have a good coach and the best
set of players in Africa, and I believe these two factors will help us qualify
for Russia 2018. My dream is not just to qualify for the World Cup but to reach
the last four of the tournament,” Amaju was quoted as saying by Goal.com.
Amaju said the NFF would do
everything possible to ensure that her present financial challenges do not
affect the Eagles World Cup qualifiers campaign which starts October 9 with the
away game against Zambia in Ndola.
“We don’t have all the funds we
needed right now but I’m sure the team is currently in a good hands,” he said.
The NFF boss had only last week
expressed delight over the current form of Nigerian internationals plying their
trade in Europe, ahead of the Ndola battle.
“I m happy we have a crop of young
players that are right now in top form. Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed
Musa, Brown Ideye and others are all doing well in their clubs, that is
something good for us ahead of the qualifiers. All we need now is the prayer
and support of all Nigerians,” Amaju stated.