President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has vowed that they will do whatever it takes, to ensure the Super Eagles make up for missing out on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, by qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria failed to qualify for their second successive AFCON, after being displaced by Egypt in the qualifying series.
“We are not happy we aren’t going to the Nations Cup,” Pinnick told the media.
“I am really sad because I am not just the president of the NFF but also a fan of the Super Eagles which makes it really hard for me.
“But we want to try and compensate Nigeria by going to the World Cup; not just going there, but making our presence felt and breaking new grounds when we get there.
“So, by God’s grace, we will make Nigerians very proud come Russia 2018.”
Gernot Rohr’s men are on track to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, as they currently top their group with six points. They host Cameroon on August 28, 2017 in their next qualifier.