Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye
Onigbinde has backed the national team to
reach the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in
The veteran coach who led the Eagles to the
2002 edition in Korea/Japan however, argued
that all the necessary preparations must be
made and organisation perfect.
“I said this a few months ago and some people
thought it was a joke,” Onigbinde told
“It’s possible, let’s prepare for the World Cup
and Nigeria can win the World Cup.”
He claimed that the Eagles could have made it
to the final in 2002, but for the squabbles in
“There was nothing stopping us from winning
the World Cup (in 2002), but for internal
problems in my team.
“If we had drawn with Argentina and beaten
Sweden, we would have qualified for the next
round and we could have gone all the way to
win the World Cup.”
“The attitude of some of the players made me
to overhaul the team after we lost to both
Argentina and Sweden and we drew with
England in our final group game,” he recalled.