Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s first goal during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Nigeria in Krasnodar on November 14, 2017. The NFF is sure Nigeria will have cause to celebrate in Russia…next year / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick yesterday in Lagos raised the stakes a notch higher when he said that the Super Eagles will win the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Many pundits had picked the Super Eagles as one of the teams to watch in Russia following the manner they qualified for the World Cup, as well as the recent 4-2 defeat of one of the favourites, Argentina in an international friendly in the host country. But saying emphatically that Nigeria will win the competition raised some eyebrows with some people at the Sheba Event Centre, Maryland, asking if there were things the NFF president knew that other Nigerians are not aware of.

The event was the unveiling of the short code *1945#, which will be used for all campaigns geared towards Nigeria’s preparation and participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia. The event was organized in conjunction with Secure and Trusted Alliance Services Limited – STA Mobile.

Tagged, Naija 4 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 sponsorship programme, the NFF said it would give 100 Nigerians…

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