NFF tips Iheanacho, Ndidi, others for next World Cup


President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said he is already planning for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Pinnick says the Super Eagles, who have one of the youngest squads to the 2018 edition in Russia, would perform better in four years time.

“It is not the number of merchandising, marketing or funds coming through sponsorship, it is the fact that we have a young team that can play two Nations Cup conveniently, and we have a young team that can play two World Cups,” Pinnick said on Channels Television.

“Look at Victor Osimhen, look at the Nwakalis, just look at those players, Tyronne, Brian lots of them, Kelechi and Ndidi. Look at the statistics, Nigeria is the youngest team going to this World Cup.

“I keep saying to my colleagues and we joke about it. That our team will be better prepared for the 2022 World Cup than this World Cup.

“I believe we are going to spring a surprise at this World Cup because there is one thing that counts for the Super Eagles right now, team spirit.”


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