Otunba Adedapo Kujore Olowu believes Nigeria will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Olowu who has worked with Obafemi Martins as an Intermediary is banking on the talents and the “unique skills” of the Super Eagles players.
The Intermediary, in this chat with Futbalgalore.com.ng also discussed on the standard of Nigerian Football.
Futbalgalore.com.ng: It’s a cool evening here at the Eko Hotels & Suites. Can we meet you?
Kujore: My name is Otunba Adedapo Kujore Olowu. I am a football agent now called Intermediary of the Nigeria Football Federation, English Football Association and Dutch Football Association. I represent some of the talents here.
Futbalgalore.com.ng: Tell us some of the talents you have worked with?
Olowu: The most notable one at the beginning of my career as an Intermediary was Obafemi Martins when he moved from Inter Milan to Newcastle United.
Up till now, we are still very close. Of recent I have worked with Kelechi Iheanacho at Leicester City, Kelechi Nwakali at Alcorcon and Almeria’s Sadiq Umar. I have worked with a few young ones who are in England.
Futbalgalore.com.ng: You have worked with some of these players like Obafemi Martins and co in the past. Do you think the standard of Nigerian Football has dropped?
Olowu: I think the standard is getting better. We have a lot of Nigerian Footballers playing top level game in Europe.
The standard is much better than before. Organization of the game by Nigeria Football Federation is top notch as well. We have to give credit to the NFF for making things work. I hope this continue.
Futbalgalore.com.ng: What do you make of Super Eagles chances at the World Cup Qualifiers?
Olowu: They have good chances of Qualifying in a group comprising of Liberia, Cape Verde and Central African Republic. I tip the Super Eagles to qualify. We have the best talents in Africa. If these talents are well harnessed, we will perform. I’m not just saying this hypothetically, I believe in the talents that we have.
Futbalgalore.com.ng: That means we will play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Olowu: We should, there is no reason why we shouldn’t qualify for the World Cup. It will be a disgrace if we don’t. We have the best talents in Africa.