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•Says, victory has revived qualification hope for 2018 W/Cup

Nigeria’s data masters and major sponsor of the country’s national teams, Globacom has said that the Super Eagles’ win over Luxembourg on Tuesday was a good stimulant that will energise the team as they prepare for the qualifying matches of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Int’l friendlies

Interim Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf has insisted he is not under pressure to win this month’s friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg.
Nigeria will play Mali on May 27 in France and Luxembourg four days later, but they have been depleted following the withdrawals of top stars like Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi, Russia-based forwards Aaron Samuel and Ahmed Musa through injury and other commitments.
But Yusuf, who has worked as an assistant to Stephen Keshi, Sunday Oliseh and Samson Siasia, has maintained he will not be under pressure to win the games.
“I won’t be under pressure because there won’t be any reason to,” said the former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach.
“They are just friendly games and while they are important for what we want to achieve, we won’t be under pressure.
“We have some new players we are giving opportunities for the first time, but no pressure at all.”
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are yet to announce a substantive coach for the team ahead of 2018 World Cup qualifiers beginning in October.

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