Nigeria’s World Cup Group Tougher Than ‘Group Of Death’, NFF President Pinnick Laments


The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has disclosed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying group is tougher than ‘Group of Death’.

The three-time African champions been drawn alongside Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia in their bid to qualify for a sixth World Cup.

Speaking ahead of the first qualifier against Zambia in Ndola on Sunday, NFF President Amaju Pinnick said: “Nigeria have been drawn in a group beyond ‘Group of Death’.”

“Algeria are Africa’s leading team, Cameroon have won the African Cup of Nations four times and have featured at the World Cup seven times, and Zambia have also proved themselves.” he further added.

The Eagles, under a broke NFF, will be hoping to get a better outcome against Zambia than the last time when‎ both teams clashed at AFCON 2013 in South Africa and it ended in a 1-1 draw.


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