NIGERIA legend Austin Okocha has
revealed that he will be excited to see the
Super Eagles play in the 2018 FIFA World
Cup in Russia.
The former Bolton Wanderers and
Paris Saint Germain midfielder who
joined Brazil’s Ronaldinho to open the
fans’ park in Kazan, disclosed that he
will be thrilled if Nigeria qualify for the
World Cup for the sixth time.
He rued the absence of the 2013
African champions from this year’s
Confederations Cup and has declared his
support for the Indomitable Lions when
the tournament kicks off on June 17.
“I felt the hospitality and friendliness
from the moment I stepped off the
plane,” Okocha FIFA.com.
“I’m really impressed with what I saw
in Kazan! I even thought for a moment
about starting to play football again
when I was at the Kazan Arena!
‘’I’d really like to perform at this
stadium! Alas, my career is behind me,
but I’ll be delighted if Nigeria get to play
matches here at Russia 2018.
“The champions of each continent
are playing at the Confederations Cup,
so there’ll be a very high standard of
football. There will be supporters from
all over the world, but Russia will have
the best support. It’s a shame that Nigeria
didn’t qualify, so instead I’ll support
Cameroon.”
Nigeria currently lead their World Cup
qualification group with six points from
two games and will play Cameroon for a
double header fixture on August 28 and
September 2


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