African football legend George Weah is hopeful that the Super Eagles can go all the way to win the most sought after trophy in the world provided they put their house in order.
George Weah who is the President of Liberia and also a former Ballon d’Or winner is cheering Nigeria to become the first African country to win the World Cup.
The Super Eagles have been zoned alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D of Russia 2018 World Cup which starts in June.
The former AC Milan star paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and he wants the country’s bigwigs to support Gernot Rohr’s side so that they can focus on making the continent proud at the showpiece.
This is what he said;
“I think Nigerian team is a model, we all followed them. I have played with great Nigerian players. Now you have a new generation, the fact that they qualified is a good thing for Nigeria. But I hope that they will prepare very early because they are going to represent Africa and we will be there to watch them, for them to bring the trophy for the first time if it is possible. But I think the seriousness to go to World Cup is not to pay players to go, I want every African government to know, if you win World Cup is a pride to Africa, it is not just to Nigeria, so we must do everything to ensure that the players are not stressed, make sure they concentrate, make sure their incentives are given to them to motivate them.
Some of the things you see at the World Cup, you will see an entire team go to represent a whole country and you will hear that one minister took the money, they did not pay these players and the players are causing problem. When players are going to camp, it is to relax and focus. And for them to be in camp they must have everything there for them not to worry. Remember I played in European setting when we go camp we have nothing to do. The only thing we have to do is to take a shower and prepare for the game, everything is laid down here and so you have no excuse. So let the players not have an excuse, support them and let them go and bring back that cup.”
George Weah has played alongside some past Nigerian player and against them and he has issued that Nigeria boost of great footballing players.