Despite the less than impressive build up to the FIFA 2018 World Cup in the recent warm-up games, Nigeria will be the surprise package at the tournament according to former international Friday Elahor.
Nigeria will play Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in group d, but three-time African champion aren’t one of the favorites to progress to the next round.
“Elastic Elahor”, who earned 14 caps for Nigeria, insists like the set of 1994 Eagles, this team could spring surprises.
Speaking on Brila FM on Wednesday, the former midfielder recalled how Nigeria; in 1994 as debutants, “disgraced” a star-studded Bulgaria and lighting up the tournament.
‘Nigeria can surprise teams a the world cup. In 1994 many would have thought we were no match for a star-studded Bulgaria side. We disgraced them. I believe this team will make us proud.’