Nigerian football Legend Jay Jay Okocha says a miracle is needed for the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2010 World Cup after their draw with Tunisia at home.
"We need a miracle to qualify for the World Cup. The ticket is already out of our hands after we failed to beat Tunisia here, but we don't need to give up," Okocha said.
"But to be honest, it will take a miracle for us to qualify for the 2010 World Cup because of the situation we find ourselves now."
Okocha was appointed technical assistant for the Nigerian Super Eagles earlier this month.
"The new role will give me the opportunity to be closer to the players than before when I had to first seek the consent of the coaches to speak with the players," he said.
He also responded to reports about him coming out of retirement to play for the Super Eagles.
"I can't play football forever. I am not a greedy person. Leaving the stage would pave the way for younger players to come up too. People may want to see me back in the national team but I don't plan to return. I have got my pride to defend," Okocha said.
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