2018 W/Cup: 5 Reasons Super Eagles MUST Qualify
The Super Eagles seem to have done the major and difficult parts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series.
Yet to lose a game, Nigeria is sitting top of Group B with 10 points, three adrift of Zambia who trail in second position.
If the Super Eagles qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there are many advantages for players, businesses and ordinary Nigerians on the street.
Bounce News takes a look at why the Super Eagles MUST qualify for Russia 2018.
1. National unity
The game of football is not doubt one uniting factor in Nigeria, especially when it concerns the darling Super Eagles.
It is a period Nigerians put their ethnic and religious differences aside and speak the language of peace and unity.
It is also a time when every football loving Nigerian becomes a coach. From newspaper stands to bedrooms and boardrooms everyone know what the technical adviser should do.
With talks of secession in the South-East, the Uyo victory on Saturday in the South-South will serve as a subtle reminder of why we are stronger together as a nation.
2. The players’ careers
It is the dream of every footballer to play at the FIFA senior World Cup as doing so raises their marketability.
The World Cup is a competition watched by over two billion people globally and presents an opportunity for players to showcase and sell themselves to bigger clubs.
It could be recalled that Jay-Jay Okocha was signed by Paris Saint-Germain immediately after the France 98 World Cup after showcasing his amazing skills.
3. Cash incentive
The appearance fee at the World Cup is no small money, and the farther a team goes, the more financial incentive they get.
And for the players, a lot of money would be made from appearing at the World Cup. Starting on Saturday, the Akwa Ibom government still has the stakes high as each goal scored by the team attracts $10,000.
4. FIFA ranking
This may appear unnecessary, but ranking 4th after her first appearance at the FIFA World Cup in 1994 in the United States brought Nigeria to limelight of global football which has been of advantage 23 years later.
It is no doubt that FIFA will rank most of the 2018 World Cup participating countries higher than those who failed to qualify.
5. Corporate and media business:
Corporate firms and the media will benefit significantly if the Super Eagles qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
From financial institutions to telecommunication, FMGs and not forgetting betting companies; it's a win-win for everyone from June to July 2018.There will also be raffle draw and lots of prizes up for grabs for Nigerians to enjoy the World Cup.
You might even find yourself on an add paid expense trip to Russia courtesy of Bounce News Nigeria!
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