Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has tipped the current team to perform well at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Super Eagles became the first African country to qualify for the tournament when they beat Zambia 1-0, courtesy of a second-half goal from Alex Iwobi.
The win took the Eagles to 13 points, while Zambia remain second on seven points. Cameroon who defeated Algeria 2-0 are third on six points and the North Africans are bottom on just one point.
It will be Nigeria’s sixth appearance at the tournament. The country’s best finish is in the Round of 16, where they reached in the USA 1998 and Brazil 2014 tournaments.
Yobo, who was a part of the Brazil 2014 squad, believes the current team can outdo his team’s performances at that tournament.
Reacting to the qualification, Yobo who was also in the Eagles squad to the Korea/Japan 2002 and South Africa 2010 World Cups, hailed Gernot Rohr’s players for achieving the feat.
“Congratulations again guys. Going to the World Cup is dream stuff. Y’all are going to do better than us!” the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winning captain wrote on his verified Twitter handle on Monday.
The Eagles’ next game is against Algeria in Constantine in November.