Head coach of Senegal, Alliou Cisse, has said that the current crop of Super Eagles players are the future of African football.
Alliou Cisse also hailed the quality of young players fielded by coach Gernot Rohr, in their 1-1 draw in an international friendly on Thursday at The Hive Stadium in London.
The former Teranga Lions captain, said Nigeria has always had talented footballers and this current team is on course to become one of the best.
“Nigeria is a good team. Nigeria is a football country with many very good players. That has always been the case, with Jay-Jay Okocha, and so on, ” Cisse said told galsenfoot.com
“We respect this team. They did not qualify for the last Africa Cup of Nations but it is a good team that has a future.
“Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Algeria, are the future of African football,” he reiterated.
The Super Eagles are still 41st in the world, according to the latest FIFA rankings released two weeks ago.
Nigeria had finished February in the same position and played no games between the last rankings and the current one.
The Eagles also retain their seventh place in Africa, behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Congo DR.