Super Eagles will excel in Brazil-Turkey Ambassador

Monday 5 May 2014

/ by Colin Udoh

Turkey’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mustafa Pulat has said that the Super Eagles have a good chance to excel at the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup final in Brazil.

Pulat, who stated this in a chat with journalists yesterday in Abuja, said Nigeria’s Super Eagles have “a good chance’’ of excelling at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in June.

He said his declaration is based on the country’s performance in recent time as well as the quality of the players and the element of luck.

“Nigeria is a strong football nation, and with this it has a strong chance of doing well at Brazil 2014.
“Moreover, Nigeria has a rich football tradition, going by what the likes of Daniel Amokachi, Austin Okocha, Uche Okechukwu and JosephYobo have done. 

“Nigeria also has a qualitative player in Emmanuel Emenike, and with luck coming into it, the Super Eagles can make it to the second round at least. From there, anything can happen,” he said.

Pulat however said the Super Eagles would get it right by being motivated by the fact that they were playing at the highest level of the game.

“The World Cup is the highest level of all football competitions, and teams get motivated into doing better at that point. This can happen to Nigeria, and then the element of luck comes into play too,” he said.

According to him, Nigeria will pick the second ticket in Group F after Argentina with Bosnia-Herzegovina having an outside chance of dislodging Nigeria.

“Argentina is sure for a ticket, with Nigeria picking the second ticket. But Bosnia-Herzegovina can spring a surprise too to challenge Nigeria for the other ticket,” he said.

Pulat was however not sure if any of the African teams would be able to win the trophy this time around.

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