Former Super Eagles’ Coach, Lars Lagerback took to social media yesterday, to wish the Nigerian national team success at the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The 69-year-old Swede, who managed the three-time African champions to the 2010 Mundial in South Africa, is currently in charge of the Norwegian team but gave the assurance he would be rooting for the Eagles when hostilities resume in June.
Speaking via a video posted on social media, Lagerback said: “I want to wish you all the best in the World Cup coming up in Russia.
“I’ve so many fond memories from my time with the Nigerian national team and all the friends I got when I was in Nigeria. I hope you can prepare well and everything is going alright, and I really will love to see you play in Russia, even if I will probably be in Sweden and watch it on TV.”
Nigeria will play Croatia in her first match before taking on debutants Iceland and two-time World Cup winners Argentina in Group D as they bid to become the first African side to reach the semi-finals of the Mundial.