Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has declared that his team are “ambitious outsiders” going into the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria play Croatia in their first game of the 2018 tournament on Saturday.
“We’re outsiders, but we’re ambitious outsiders,” he declared.
“We’re a young team, we may lack experience, but we still have some experienced players like our captain, John Obi Mikel.
“As a team we’re very excited. We are happy and have waited a long time to be here.”
“The boys aren’t afraid of anything and we are in good shape.
The Eagles will take on Croatia on Saturday at the 35,000–capacity Kaliningrad Arena.