2018 World Cup: Don’t expect much from Super Eagles – Okocha tells Nigerians

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Former PSG and Super Eagles midfield maestro, Austin
‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has warned Nigerian Football officials
and fans against setting unrealistic target for the team
ahead of the World Cup.

Nigeria will play Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D
of the tournament in Russia.


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The former Bolton Wanderers playmaker warned that such
target will put the team under pressure.

Okocha spoke with SuperSport, saying, “It will be a huge
achievement if you could get out of the group stage and
after which anything can happen.


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“We should be careful not to set unrealistic targets for the
team.”
Okocha added that playing for Nigeria was the pinnacle of
his career.

“It doesn’t get any better to play for Nigeria.

It was not for
the money, but the pride to represent 160 million people is
priceless. It was the pinnacle of my career.

“Football is not just a sport in Nigeria, it’s not just part of
the religion or the culture, it is life.
“It is a great opportunity to eradicate poverty with
football.

 “With football, we have a voice,” he said.


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