The ex Arsenal striker, who left the North London outfit for the stupendously rich Eastlands Club (Manchester City), told eager reporters that he expects the Nigerian team to carry the day because of their depth in strength:
"African teams to the World Cup, would be good but I believe and support Nigeria and Ghana to push further in the World Cup," the Togolese national team captain said.
Emmanuel Adebayor, who is on a four-day courtesy visit to Lagos state as the special guest of Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and his football preparatory school, BRF youth football academy added: "Nigeria has the likes of Kanu Nwankwo, who has been an inspiration for me, Osaze Odemwingie and others who are really big players and they know what to do."
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation's technical committee, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi has stated without shame that 22-year-old Everton striker Victor Anichebe, was dropped due to a "cracked chin" that close sources at the youngster's club refuse to label as anything "serious".
Despite Anichibe's contribution to our boring draw against Saudi Arabia last week, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi said: "He (Anichebe) was substituted in the game against Saudi Arabia because of injury.
"When he went for a scan in Liverpool, it revealed a cracked chin which would take time to heal and the coach had no option but to drop him."