Bonfrere Predicts Tough World Cup For Eagles


Former Super Eagles' coach Bonfrere Jo, has predicted a tough campaign for Nigeria at the World Cup in Brazil, which is less than 100 days to kick off.

Bonfrere, who led Nigeria's U-23 Dream Team to the 1996 Summer Olympics gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, said Eagles' group in the World Cup is tough considering the pedigree of the countries in that group.

Nigeria are drawn in Group F with Argentina; Bosnia Herzegovina and Iran. The Dutch tactician believes that the Eagles will have a herculean task scaling the hurdles to the group stage of the World Cup.

Speaking on a radio sports programme monitored in Lagos early today, Jo said the Herzegovinians are the most tactical in the group, while the Argentines will be inspired by Barcelona of Spain forward, Lionel Messi.

According to him, ''the Iranians play Arabian football, the Europeans will also give the Eagles some problems, Argentina have always been a problem for Nigeria. So I see the Nigerian team facing a herculean task in the World Cup”