Okala backs Eagles for Russian Federation glory

John Obi Mikel

Seyi Olofinjana has backed Nigeria for the World Cup quarter-final stage after they confirmed their place in Russian Federation following their 1-0 triumph over Zambia on Saturday.

The current Super Eagles re-enacted the feat of the Super Eagles' class of 1997 that qualified for the France'98 World Cup with a match to spare.

"At the beginning of the qualifying series, many people said we were going to be chasing it".

"Yes, I am happy I had the chance to coach players like Zidane, Dugarry and Lizarazu in Bordeaux, we went to the final of the European Cup".

California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 15
Residents who gathered at emergency shelters and grocery stores said they were shocked by the speed and ferocity of the flames. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes across Orange County late Monday night.

Two new Mazda concepts headed to Tokyo Motor Show
The hatch concept shows off a long hood, angular headlights, and possibly a more raked roofline than the current Mazda3. A report last month gives us other clues on what we might expect for this model.

Confusion Reigns After Catalan Leaders Sign Declaration of Independence
Spanish officials have repeatedly ruled out talks under any circumstances, and threatened Catalan leaders for the declaration. A genuine dialogue between the Spanish and Catalan authorities to resolve the standoff remains highly unlikely.

Daniel Akpeyi - The World Cup is something you want to enjoy till maybe the final game, so avoiding the strong teams won't be bad, but I will love us to face Argentina, we need to avenge the pain they have inflicted on us in the past.

"We have a coach who knows how to bring everybody together, and the boys we've got are hungrier and have a bit of experience - players like (captain) John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Ahmed Musa". Iwobi scored in the 2-1 defeat of the Zambians in Ndola last October.

"The national team coaches are experienced men who have also played this game, so the confidence is there that they can make the team even better", Chikatara who was Nigeria's shining star at the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda with four goals in the group stages told Completesportsnigeria.com on Tuesday.

He added that the Eagles were determined to qualify for the World Cup. "I feel young and able and willing to go on working with this group".