Atlanta - President of the Confederation of Central American
and Caribbeans Football Associations (CONCACAF), Jeffrey Webb has expressed
belief that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will dazzle the world at the 20th FIFA
World Cup finals in Brazil.
Captivated and truly bowled over by the confidence,
audacious skills and firmness of the Eagles in the friendly against Mexico at
the Georgian Dome in Atlanta USA, Webb, a FIFA Vice President, left his suite
and searched out the FA President of the African champions in the Nigerian
"I am very much impressed by the skills and confidence
of your players. They will definitely do well at the World Cup”.
"I was in Johannesburg when you won the Africa Cup of
Nations last year and I can see that the team has even improved tremendously,
going by the way they are standing up to a top team like Mexico," Webb
said in his brief chat with NFF President, Aminu Maigari.
Webb, from Cayman Islands, who was last year tipped by
incumbent FIFA President Sepp Blatter to succeed him as world football's
supremo, was also impressed by the programme the NFF has laid for the team's preparation
for the biggest showpiece in world football.
"The team will only get better and have greater
confidence by playing the likes of Scotland, Greece and USA leading up to the
finals in Brazil. I wish you the very best," said Webb, who also noted
that Maigari is a member of "a very powerful FIFA committee" - the
FIFA Players' Status Committee.
Maigari thanked Webb and assured that the African champions
from the most populous black nation on earth will not only seek to do Nigeria
and Africa proud in Brazil, but will be carrying the banner of the black world
in South America.
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