Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi believes Nigeria is capable of winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup in
Russia, Sportinglife.ng reports.
No African country has ever reached the semi-final stage of the history of the completion and Mikel
believes the current squad can go further to lift the trophy.
Responding to series of questions from his fans on his Twitter accounts, Mikel, who contributed two
goals in the World Cup qualification series, and is expected to play a key role for Nigeria, said the
Eagles have to take it one game at a time to progress from a ‘difficult’ Group D, which comprises
Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.
‘I think we can, why not. It is possible winning, you never know. I think it’s important to come out
of this group first. We are in a very difficult group. We have lots of strong teams in this group and
it is going to be interesting to see who comes out of this group. I think whoever comes out of this
group is going to do well in this tournament. So we have to make sure we play three games well, come
out of the group and think about next game.
‘So it’s possible (to win World Cup) when you keep winning games. In this tournament, it’s one game at
a time and you just have to take it one afer the other. So we believe we can, why not’, said the
Tianjin TEDA of China captain