Nwuke, (APC- Etche/Omuma), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the national team needed Nigerians’ support to excel at the Mundial.
He said it would be wrong to write off the team using the pre-World Cup friendly matches as the basis for assessment adding that it would be too early to assess the chances of the team.
“For me, it is too early in the day to write off Nigeria.
“We are in a group with Iran, Bosnia and Argentina. And my feeling clearly is that Nigeria and Argentina will go through that group. We can talk about the rest later.
“I think, it is the business of a coach to choose his players that will play according to instructions and I think the coach has done what he should do.
“But, I think that once you have got a technical adviser or a coach, the mandate of who to play, how to play the person is his own.
“If he wins, he takes the glory, if he fails to deliver, he takes the blame.
“We have given Keshi a job, let’s allow him do his job.’’
The lawmaker urged Nigerians not to put the team under too much pressure as they would take every game seriously.
Nwuke expressed optimism about the team’s good outing, saying that indigenous coaches could spring surprises during the competition. (NAN)