We have no reason not to do well at the World Cup' - Mikel

We have no reason not to do well at the World Cup' - Mikel

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Mikel Obi says there is no excuse for team to fail at the World Cup

- The Super Eagles with captain the team at the soccer fiesta in June

- Nigeria will play a friendly against England and the Czech Republic

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has stated that the team does not have any reason for not doing well at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The players an officials visited the Presidential Villa and were given a farewell message by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad via his social media handle quoted the Super Eagles leader who was grateful for the bonuses and allowances paid in due time.

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"This is the first time we are going to a competition like this (FIFA World Cup) with no issues of money/bonuses.

"All we have to do now is go out there and make Nigeria proud.

The entire Super Eagles squad boarded a chattered flight from Abuja to London ahead of the friendly match against England at the Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, May, 31.

The team will begin training at the Barnet Stadium by 4:30pm on Thursday, May, 30, and Victor Moses is expected to meet with the squad at their camp in London.

The Green and White will face the Three Lions on Saturday, June, 2, at the famous ground in London as 5,000 Nigerian fans are expected to support the Eagles.

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After the match on Saturday, the delegation will fly into Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a city in Austria, then play another pre-World Cup match against the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium on June, 6.

Gernort Rohr has said he would announce his final 23-man list that will represent Nigeria at the football’s biggest showpiece.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Senate President Bukola Saraki paid a courtesy visit to the team at their hotel in Abuja.

The former Kwara state governor donated $50,000 to the team ahead of the friendly match against Gareth Southgate's side.

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