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Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

World Cup: Eagles can reach quarter-finals – Babangida believes

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Former Wing Attacker, Tijani Babangida has tipped the Super Eagles to go as far as the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Babangida was a part of the team that reached the second round at the 1998 World Cup in France.

“I have absolute confidence in the ability of the Super Eagles team to qualify to the second round and go as far as the quarter-final of this Mundial,” Babangida told Goal.

“Don’t forget that we are the African champions and we are expected to do well in this competition.”

Babangida who is also the chairman of premier league club side Taraba FC, said that the surprise exclusion of midfielder Sunday Mba was due to indiscipline.

“As regards Mba’s case, last week I was in Lagos I told a friend of mine that if it is the Keshi I knew very well, Mba won’t make that list as a result of coming late to camp most especially coming to camp when the chief coach was already rounding up as regards the players he wanted to pick for the World Cup.

“So I think Mba should be blamed for not making the list that ordinarily he ought to have based on his previous heart-warming performances at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations where he emerged as the tournament revelation from Nigeria. I was very disappointed to hear that Mba did not make the final cut for the World Cup.

 

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