Pinnick: Nigeria will win Russia 2018 World Cup
President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Melvin Pinick has said that the dream of the Super Eagles of Nigeria is to be the first African side to lift the FIFA World Cup next year in Russia 2018.
Pinnick made the remark at the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Cup Trophy Tour launch at Krasnodar, Russia.
“The trophy is a metal, but it is priceless, to many people it means different things “.
“To us in Nigeria our dream is to lift it, that is why our players here are very much motivated to make sure this trophy will come to Russia, Nigeria and possibly go back to Nigeria “.
“Some people will say it is a dream, but in Nigeria will dream big and if we work hard and pray we achieve it”.
Pinnick also praised beverage company Cocoa Cola and FIFA for placing Nigeria as one of the destinations for the FIFA World Cup trophy tour.
“We want to say a big thank you to Cocoa Cola which is a super brand, and we also want to say a big thank you to FIFA”.
“Football and Cocoa Cola has a huge following in Nigeria, Nigeria a country of about 180 million people,I can tell you emphatically that about a 100 million take Cocoa Cola “.
“It’s a super brand and we are happy Nigeria is one of the destinations this trophy would be parading “.
The Super Eagles will be involved in an international friendly against Argentina which kicks off 5.30pm Nigerian time in Krasnoda,Russia.
By: Olaleye Idowu