Liberian President George Weah regards Nigeria as one of the favorites to win the 2018 World Cup. A recent visit to the country, the 1995 Golden Ball said that with good preparation, the Super Eagles will be able to bring back the trophy of this tournament in Africa.
The former football legend in his remarks relayed by Naij noted that the government should ensure that players are not stressed and that their bonuses are paid to motivate them. He did not fail to congratulate his Nigerian counterpart for qualifying his country.
“First of all, congratulations to the President because qualifying for the World Cup is not an easy task.”
George Weah made it clear that Nigeria’s victory will also be Africa’s. “I think the Nigerian team is a model. I played with big Nigerian players, I played against them. Now you have a new generation, the fact that they have qualified is a good thing for Nigeria. ”
“But I hope they will prepare very early because they will represent Africa and we will be there to watch them, so that they bring the trophy for the first time if it is possible”.
“I want every African government to know that if you win the World Cup, it will be the pride of the whole continent.”
Nigeria will participate in the 6 th World Cup this year. Gernot Rohr’s men will face Croatia, Germany and Iceland in Group D and will cross the France if they qualify for the 8 th round.
As a reminder, no African country has ever won the World Cup. Only three countries managed to reach the quarter-finals: Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010).