via Chidera Akalonu
tremendous Sand Eagles captain, Isiaka Olawale is targeting a quarter-final situation at the coming near near 2017 FIFA seaside Soccer World Cup scheduled to hold from 27 April to 7 may just 2017 in Bahamas.
Bahamas 2017 would be the fourth time that Olawale competes in the seaside soccer match having been in the Nigerian crew on the 2007 finals in Brazil, the 2009 version in the United Arab Emirates and in 2011 in Italy .
In an interview with FIFA.com, Olawale , revealed how he lured older gamers to the squad to assist clinch the ticket for the sector Cup in Bahamas.
“Qualifying for the finals was once now not easy,” Olawale commenced.
“we have no longer made it for the last two tournaments and being crushed within the semi-finals by using Senegal within the Seychelles and lacking out on qualifying for the finals in Portugal used to be very painful. In 2013, we had been also beaten through Senegal
“ To qualify this time around, we recalled some of the older players. As captain of the group, I spoke to the gamers and advised them this is a nice possibility. The African championships were in our united states, so we had plenty of advantages.”
As hosts, the tremendous Sand Eagles had been seeded into crew A, where they confronted Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt and Ghana. “This used to be no longer a very easy staff,” Olawale mentioned. “Côte d’Ivoire and Egypt are continuously in the semi-finals and Ghana is just not a bad team both. but we wanted to steer clear of dealing with Senegal again, so we thought that we needed to win our team.”
Nigeria will probably be enjoying in crew B on the international experience, which takes situation at the finish of April and beginning of may in the Bahamas. they will be difficult Iran, Italy and Mexico for a place within the knockout ranges.