The Super Eagles would inch closer to Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup should they maintain their winning streak in their Group B qualifying phase in the upcoming home match against African champions, Cameroon, in Uyo on September 1.
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Under the watch of Franco-German coach Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles galloped off to a flying start with a 2-1 away victory over Zambia in Ndola on Match Day 1 and subsequently hammered Algeria 3-1 in Uyo to top the section with the maximum six points as against two-point Algeria; one-point Cameroon and zero-point Zambia after two round of matches.

It is against this backdrop that Jairo Pachon, FIFA licensed match and players’ agent and one of the brains behind Eurodata Marketing Sportivo E Culturale (simply known as Eurodata Sports) believes the Super Eagles would have a head start in the next round of matches in September.

“Yes, I agree with you that the most important games for the Super Eagles this year is the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in September,” stated the Colombian who has been involved with Nigerian football set-up for almost a decade now.” But I think it is Cameroon that is under pressure; because the Super Eagles are currently on top of the group after winning their first two matches whereas Cameroon has only just one point.”

Jairo is eminently qualified to speak about Nigerian football for obvious reasons. Apart from being the arrow head of Eurodata Sports who are the official match agents to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) since 2011, Jairo is the son of Efrain Pachon, former Vice-President of the Colombian Football Federation under whose tenure the country’s football attained its golden period of the 1990s. The senior Pachon, who is the current chairman of Eurodata Sports, was also the former President of Santa Fe of Colombia between 1985 and 1990 as well as President of Cucuta Deportivo between 1995 and 2004. He also presided over Colombian Football team to the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Coincidentally, when Jairo spoke exclusively with The Nation Sport