Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Mar 08, 2018. 15:00

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been backed by former France international Christian Karembeu ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

The retired midfielder believes that the Super Eagles, who are in Group D, will do well in the global tournament which will be hosted by Russia.

The former Real Madrid and Middlesbrough player was speaking to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official website.

“Yes, we know there are a number of strong African countries in the game,” Karembeu said.

“But Nigeria has always been a great footballing nation, and they have an exciting team heading to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

”I have played alongside and against so many Nigerian players and I can attest to their strength and ambition,” the 47-year-old added.

”I believe the present Super Eagles squad is capable of great things.”

Nigeria are in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia. They will face Croatia in their first game in Kaliningrad on the 16th of June 2018.

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