We Can Beat Anybody In Africa - Mikel
Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has a made a bold claim that the present Super Eagle team can hold their own against any opposition; at least on the African continent.
The Super Eagles proved Doubting Thomas' wrong when they went full throttle to beat reigning African champions, Cameroon 4-0 in their World Cup qualifiers on Friday in Uyo.
Speaking highly of his teammates after the sweet victory, Mikel said the Super Eagles team have a lot of intelligent players who can do bigger things once they stay focused and patriotic.
“They are very intelligent players and they listen a lot.
“If we continue the way we have been doing, we can beat anybody in Africa.” The former Chelsea star declared.
Going forward, Mikel also made a pledge to his country that he is hoping to use his experience to lead the Super Eagles to both the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations.
“I want to carry this team to the World Cup and the Nations Cup, same as I did with the Olympics,” said Mikel, who was the leader on and off the pitch as Nigeria won bronze medal at last year’s Olympics in Rio.
“This team need experience; this team need guidance. We have a very young team of good, intelligent players. But they need someone they can listen to, someone who can direct for us to have balance."
While already in pole position to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup, the Super Eagles can book an early ticket if they beat Cameroon again on Monday and other results in Group B go their way.