By Akeem Busari.
The hopes of Nigeria taking part in the 2018 World Cup slated to hold in Russia, has been placed on the invitation and participation of experienced foreign based Nigerian footballers like Brown Ideye and Odion Ighalo.
Speaking during an exclusive interview, Kelvin Irikefe Okirikpo, a renown football manager, was upbeat about the chances of Nigeria qualifying for Russia 2018.
According to him, the football administrators should be proactive in their plans for the Super Eagles as it concerns the chances of the country qualifying for the World Cup.
"I am optimistic about the chances of the Super Eagles, qualifying for the World Cup in Russia, "Irikefe said.
" l also believe strongly too, that the team needs the invaluable experience of players like Brown Ideye and Odion Ighalo. These are tested and trusted footballers who are equally in good shapes," the football entrepreneur fondly called Don Kefe in the football community explained.
He however, acknowleged the array of young and talented footballers knocking fervently on the doors of the Super Eagles.
"It is a thing of joy and happiness that we are blessed with several young and talented footballers, also playing top level football across the world.
"I still think whoever is saddled with the job of handling the team, should understand that only a blend of experience and youth can take the team to its desired goals, "he advised.
Speaking further, he admonished all concerned stakeholders in Nigerian football to shealth their swords in the interest of the country and particularly, the future of Nigerian youth.