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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung, has said that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are going to Russia to make a statement and have all it takes to surprise the world.

Dalung, in an interview with AOIFootball.com, said Nigeria is in a decent group, stressing that the Super Eagles are the underdogs, considering their current ranking by FIFA.

Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung
Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung

“Looking at the groupings, I can say Nigeria is in a decent group, despite the fact that Nigeria is an underdog out of the four teams in Group D.

“But the way the Super Eagles prepared and played during the qualifiers shows they are determined to make statement. I have the confidence that Nigeria is going to surprise the world; we will be able to go as far as setting an African record, that is if we will not even make it to the finals,” Dalung enthused.

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