As the youngest squad competing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Super Eagles have a lot to prove, not only to Nigeria and Nigerians but to the world at large.
Their road to the World Cup has been a roller coaster of a ride- a journey that has seen stunning victories, magnificent comebacks and disheartening defeats, all carried out in exceptional style.
They were the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, having beat all the teams in their group in the qualifying stages despite being placed in the so-called ‘group of death’ alongside Zambia, Algeria, and Cameroon.
The Super Eagles put Nigeria in a frenzy of support and excitement after coming up from a 2-0 deficit to beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly in November last year.
Although their subsequent matches have not lived up to the hopes we have for the team, we are confident they will do well at the World Cup. Through their victories and defeats, we have seen a team that has increasingly reached new heights in both team spirit and discipline – a display that has been very exhilarating to watch!
For their resilience in defeat and their role in getting even the most skeptics to believe in the Nigerian football team again, we are proud and excited to name the 2018 Super Eagles World Cup squad as YOUNG’S STAR OF THE WEEK!