Nigerian forward Gbolahan Salami insists the country will scale through the group stage hurdle at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia despite having to face two-time champions Argentina and a talented Croatia team in the first round, reports.


Salami is however confident the Super Eagles will overcome the two opponents.


“It’s a tough group but I have no doubt we will scale through despite the pedigree of Argentina and Croatia,” the former Shooting Stars player said.


Gbolahan Salami
Gbolahan Salami

The Croatians also have a talented pool of players in their ranks with Luca Modric, Ivan Perisic, Mario Mandzukic, and Mateo Kovacic among their top stars, while Argentina’s stars will be led by Lionel Messi with the likes Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain also expected to make the team.


“They have a lot of talented players in their teams but we have top quality players too who can beat any opposition in the world.


“We just have to make sure we prepare adequately for the competition and avoid any distraction that could hamper our performance,” added Salami.