Former Chairman of the defunct Nigeria Football Association Kojo Williams has said the Super Eagles provisional squad for the World Cup is the best the country has on offer.
Williams noted this on Tuesday, but admitted that the team cannot win the World Cup.
According to him, “the squad is the best we have now and it is a reflection of the standard of our football, which has our best playing in Turkey, Israel, China and Belgium.”
He pointed out that “we can’t go for what we do not have.”
In addition, he said, “I told you it is a team in progress. Our target should be the World Cup after this, not Russia. Whoever believes Nigeria can win the 2018 World Cup that person is a joker.”
However, Williams is not dismissing the team’s chances of making an impact in Russia.
“I am not writing off our team. I don’t have much fear in the first round. The problem would come when they get to the second round and the quarterfinal stages,” he added.
“That is when they would likely meet well established teams that have been building in the last ten years. The likes of Germany, France, Brazil, among others, would come up.”