Former national team handler, James Peter believes the Super Eagles of Nigeria are well on track to reach the last 8 of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history, while also thanking the NFF for putting in place a Technical Study Group that will help improve all the national teams.
The former Nigeria international, who spoke exclusively to AOIFootball.com at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja, said he is happy to be a member of the committee and hopes to contribute his quota to the development of the game in the land, starting with the World Cup in Russia.
“First of all, I want to say thank you to the President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick for remembering us and bringing together this kind of committee, because as a former coach this is where I should belong, to help improve the game in the land.
“The World Cup is fast approaching already and I know we have a great coach who has been doing wonderfully well with the team. I am very confident this present set of Super Eagles can land us our first quarterfinals berth at the World Cup,” James Peters said.
Peters is a member of the newly inaugurated Technical Study Group and he believes adequate preparation will be key if the nation must make a mark in Russia.
“Over the years, some of our biggest issues have been poor preparation heading into the World Cup, but I believe with the high profile friendly matches lined up for the team and early preparations, they will make history in Russia.
“We are on track, to do great things like maybe winning the World Cup. It is not too much to ask for but I am very confident of us reaching the quarterfinals and maybe even the semifinal,” he concluded.
The Super Eagles are drawn in Group D alongside familiar foes Argentina, Croatia and newcomers Iceland.