The three-time continental champions became the first African country to qualify for the tournament and the second time the team will achieve such feat with one match to play since France '98 qualifying series when the final group match in Conakry against the Syli Stars of Guinea was just a mere formality.
"Let me also say kudos to all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House of Representatives for their prayers, moral and material support which has helped to ensure the Super Eagles qualified for their 6th World Cup finals".
"We sat down together and we promised ourselves that we would go all out and get the ticket".
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Although the 64-year-old Franco-German was delighted at the Eagles' qualification for the global showpiece, he said the team needed a major surgery before the FIFA World Cup finals.
"He is fast and I hope he will not get injured before the World Cup in Russian Federation".
"He is the most impressive player in my team".
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"Okocha says that the world will watch with envy when Nigerian side storm product in Russian Federation 2018 as a finished product.He says he can not help but admire the massive talents at Gernot Rohr 's disposal, adding that all that is required now is for the players to look beyond Africa's semi-final expectations".
Ogba further stressed wherever the Super Eagles will train ahead of the World Cup will be a strict decision of the NFF, adding that the important thing is for the football bosses to do their homework very well in terms of budgeting.
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