Coach of the Nigerian national team Gernot Rohr has revealed that the Super Eagles do not possess the right kind of players to steer the country to World Cup glory.
The Super Eagles had their best outings at the global tournaments in 1994, 1998 and 2002, when they reached the Round of 16.
The 67-year-old had led the three-time African Champions to their sixth appearance at the 2018 edition in Russia, where they crashed out at the group stage after recording just a win.
However, in a bid to develop the team through a youth system, the NFF handed the German tactician a new two-year deal which would see him at the dugout for the next global tournament.
“We are not ready to win the World Cup, for several reasons,” Rohr told NewsCentral.
“France are the champions at the moment, where are they playing? They are playing in PSG, Bayern Munich. Four of them are world champions at their clubs also
“So when you have so many of your players from your countries playing in the best clubs, so the probability that you also have one of the best teams in the world is very big.
“So what we have in Nigeria for example, we have our players in Fulham, in West Bromwich. It’s not Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester United or Barcelona. But the other ones have their players there. So it would be a miracle if we actually win the World Cup.”