"We plan to win World Cup in Russia" - Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says the Nigerian team is working hard to realise their dream of lifting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Speaking on Friday when the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour arrived in Lagos, Rohr said: “every team going to the World Cup in Russia has a dream of winning it."

Rohr did not reveal his plan but merely said "To be realistic, we believe in our dream and we are working so hard to achieve it.”

Earlier, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, George Polymenakos, said he felt so emotional while presenting the World Cup trophy to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja three days ago.

But it will be more emotional for me to see the Super Eagles lift the World Cup in Russia,” he said. "We, at the Nigerian Bottling Company, Coca-Cola’s Bottling partner in Nigeria, are very pleased to welcome the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour to Nigeria. This is the third time it touches the Nigerian soil.

"We felicitate with the entire Nigerian football family, which we believe is already bussing with happiness. It is our delight to have this unique opportunity to connect with our consumers through their passion point and make them happy with the World Cup Trophy Tour experience. I wish the Nigerian Super Eagles would find sufficient inspiration in this FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour to win this year’s competition.

The World Cup trophy will touch 91 cities and 51 countries.

Also speaking on Friday, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, thanked Coca-Cola for bringing the trophy to Lagos, saying: “Anything that comes to Lagos come with history.”

Pinnick, who was accompanied by NFF First and Second Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, and Shehu Dikko, promised that the federation would do everything within its limit to give the Super Eagles the best preparation they need to excel at the World Cup.

Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia will represent Africa in Russia with the tournament running from June 14 to July 15.
-0- PANA VAO 10March2018

10 march 2018 12:11:31

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