Jose Mourinho has predicted that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will progress from Group D to the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
For the 2018 World Cup, Mourinho has been paid £1.7m to work as the main pundit for Russian TV RT during the tournament.
Ahead of Russia 2018, the 55-year-old has given his predictions on the Group Stage where he expects Nigeria to progress out of Group D.
Talking about Group D, he said; “In Group D we go for the little fella (talking about Lionel Messi’s Argentina) to finish first.”
“This one is going to be difficult,” he said about the country that will finish second in the group before adding; “I go for an African team,” as he picks Nigeria.
In his predictions, the Super Eagles would face France, winner of Group C in the second round of the World Cup.
Nigeria were not the only African side that would progress according to Mourinho who also picked Senegal to finish top of Group H ahead of Poland.