Nigeria Will Lead Africa’s Russia 2018 Quest – Keita

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RB Leipzig of Germany youngster, Naby Keita has tipped the Super Eagles to show the way for other African teams at this year’s World Cup, as he believes the Nigerian squad are the continent’s most promising side going to Russia.

Though the Guinean lad, who is set for a summer move to Liverpool of England, admitted that the competition in Russia will be tough, he predicted that Nigeria and at least one other African team will get to the semi-finals.

While also pointing out that no one should rule out Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal at Russia 2018, Keita said he believes that the Eagles have a stronger depth and capacity to shoulder Africa’s hope for a historic outing.

Only Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana made huge impacts in reaching the quarter-finals in 1990, 2002 and 2010, but Keita further attested that African teams have learnt from past flaws – and believes they will reach the last four at Russia 2018.

Keita opined: “It will be a tough tournament for African teams but the good thing is that they have learnt from past mistakes.

“I know Nigeria will lead by example and we will definitely have at least two teams in the semis of the competition.”

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