Director of Finance and Administration, National Sports Commission (NSC) Mustapha Mohammed has said that the Super Eagles are ready to do well in the upcoming Confederation Cup in Brazil.
Mr Mohammed, who said this on Thursday in Abuja, also added that one of their major targets in this tournament is to get to the semi-final.
His words: “We will do well in the Confederations Cup by the grace of God. Certainly, we are aiming at the semi-finals. As for me, if they can get to the semi-finals, they would have done well. However, if they can go beyond that, then it will be a plus; you know that in football, anything is possible.’’
Nigeria Super Eagles will face Tahiti on Monday June 17 in Group B and later take on Uruguay and world champions, Spain.
Super Eagles fans have also registered high expectations for the FIFA Confederations Cup to do better than they did in their last game with Namibia which ended at a draw.
They expressed hope in the ability of the Super Eagles to put up a good show at the FIFA Confederations Cup beginning on Saturday in Brazil.
Tony Ohaeri, the Secretary of NSC’s Press, said the Super Eagles were psychologically prepared for the tournament.
“The Super Eagles are mentally and physical sound at the moment and have not lost any competitive match since winning the Africa Cup Nations (AFCON) title in South Africa early this year,” he said.