Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chelsea' s boss Jose Mourinho has high hopes for Nigeria in the World Cup.

Chelsea FC Manager Jose Mourinho in one of his sessions as Yahoo's global football ambassador answered questions regarding the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the World Cup.

 Mourinho revealed the teams he thinks will make it out of the group stages in the World Cup. Nigeria and Ivory Coast were selected as the Blues manager's choice, he also revealed that his choice of African teams is in part due to the personal ties with two of the players in each team; former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will be representing Ivory Coast, while Blues midfielder John Mikel Obi headlines Keshi's 23-man squad.
Speaking of his choice Mourinho said-“I'm very emotional, I go always with my friends”
Nigeria will face Iran on June 14, and there after Bosnia, Iran, and finally Argentina in their Group F in the World Cup, while Ivory coast will battle it out in a less threatening Group C where they will face Greece, Colombia, and Japan.

Mourinho suggested Argentina will top the group however feels Nigeria is capable of joining them into the knockout stages, adding he said- “Argentina has to be the group winner and what makes me decide for Nigeria is the fact that I have one player there”