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Enyeama: Nigeria Can Win The World Cup

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama says the African champions are not just going to the World Cup next year to make up the numbers.

The Super Eagles qualified for Brazil 2014 by beating Ethiopia in the playoffs last weekend, and Enyeama is confident of their chances at the competition.

He says that they can become the first African team to lift the coveted trophy.

"[Is it possible for Nigeria] to make an impression at the World Cup? No, we can actually win it," Enyeama told BBC Sport.

"I wouldn't be surprised if Nigeria win the World Cup one day - maybe with me. It's just a matter of time and moment. Everything is possible. Impossible is nothing."

Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana are the only African teams to have reached even as far as the quarter-finals of the World Cup, and international giants like Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Spain are looking dangerous ahead of next year’s competition.

And so the Super Eagles will hardly feature on the list of favourites when the tournament gets underway in 2014.

They will surely need some major luck if Enyeama’s optimism is not to be in vain, and the veteran ‘keeper is calling on a higher power to make his belief into reality.

"What if he [God] chooses Nigeria. I don't believe in statistics and you can never rule us out," he said.

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