Can Mikel lead the Super Eagles to World Cup Glory in Russia?

Can Mikel lead the Super Eagles to World Cup Glory in Russia?

The Super Eagles arrived Russia late on Monday Night and is looking at the team’s chances at the Biggest Football event organized by FIFA.

Nigeria had a very comfortable World Cup qualification campaign in Group B alongside Cameroon, Zambia, and Algeria – a group that many had touted to be one the toughest.

The Super Eagles went through the qualification phase unbeaten but were awarded a default loss against Algeria in the final match, despite the result ending in a 1-1 draw.

Group and Fixtures

Nigeria have a tough group to start with. The Super Eagles are in Group A alongside Argentina, Iceland, and Croatia.

Gernot Rohr’s men will start their campaign against Croatia before meeting against the It-Team of Europe at the moment, Iceland.

Nigeria will face off against Argentina in their final match of the group stage, a fixture that is likely to end up serving as the determinant in who tops the Group.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho


Defenders: Brian Idowu, Elderson Echiejile, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Shehu Abdullahi, Chidozie Awaziem, Tyronne Ebuehi


Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Joel Obi


Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Simeon Nwankwo, Alex Iwobi



Nigeria is an underrated squad going into the World Cup. Pitted against the likes of Argentina, Iceland, and Croatia, pace and strength will be Nigeria’s ally.

Gernot Rohr’s men have the ability to take on the mantle of edging Argentina in the group.

We expect Nigeria to go through and perhaps, even top Group D.

But, qualification into Round of 16 should be a minimum expectation from the Nigerian squad. The Super Eagles have the quality to even reach the quarter-finals and are a real dark horse for the World Cup in Russia.

Big Question:

Can Skipper, John Mikel Obi lead the Super Eagles to World Cup Glory in Russia? 

If you use the quotes from this content, you legally agree to give the News credit as the source and a backlink to our story. Copyright 2020 Brila Media.


  • comment-avatar
    akinremi wale 2 years

    Mikel obi Not fit to lead super eagle to World Cup.. World Cup isn’t a sweet or chocolate 🍫…

  • comment-avatar
    niyi 2 years

    he is a good role model,he has the ability to lead the team … luck boy

  • comment-avatar
    CHRIS EGOT 2 years

    yes Mikel can lead super eagle s to victory, I trust my attacker s,l pray for victory, is all about 90 minutes.

  • comment-avatar
    Chiozo Depecial Force 2 years

    Nothing is difficult for God,if God be with the super eagles,no team can stop them to lift the trophy.

  • comment-avatar
    Nduaguba chizoba 2 years

    yes mikel obi can do it.only if they can stop the stupid back passing and seak for goals. they only become serious after scoring them probably during second half time.

  • comment-avatar
    Iso Asuquo 2 years

    I believe mikel can take us to world cup with our prayer and I believe also the world cup is coming to africa

  • comment-avatar
    Waako Charles 2 years

    In reaction to the big question, the rating and ranking of a team depend on performances. Of which shows that their performances in friendlies are less than one.

  • Comodo SSL SiteLock