Super Eagles Franco-German tactician Gernot Rohr, yesterday paid glowing tribute to all the players and officials of the Super Eagles following the team's qualification to play at next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.
Nigeria on Saturday became the first African team and the 12th in the world to qualify for the global football event.
Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has already hinted the Eagles will take on Morocco in a friendly around that time too.
Erstwhile Super Eagles captain, Austin "Jay Jay" Okocha, has stated in clear terms that Nigeria look good enough to send shock waves around the globe with scintillating showing when the 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
"It is a very important position for any team".
The 64-year old tactician hit the ground as soon as he stepped in despite stringent conditions set for him by the NFF that the team must qualify for the World Cup finals.
Nigeria qualified with a game to spare from Group B, finishing above reigning African champions Cameroon, an Algerian squad which impressed at the 2014 World Cup and 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winners, Zambia.
"And to ensure we don't go to Russian Federation for a jamboree or to make up the numbers, the team must prepare well to write Nigeria's name in gold at the World Cup which is remarkably our sixth appearance".
Buhari called on all Nigerians to apply the values of perseverance, resilience, discipline, hard work and team-spirit, which propelled the players to excel since the beginning of the qualifying matches, to all sectors of national life. Age is but a number.