Retired Nigerian footballer, Nwankwo Kanu has voiced out that the Super Eagles of Nigeria is ready to fly to the 2014 World cup in Brazil. The 37-year-old knows a thing or two about playing at the world’s greatest showpiece, having donned the famous green jersey of Nigeria at three World Cups, and has urged the current team to respect their opponents in the final round of qualifying.
“The current team is strong and the players are growing in experience. I believe this team will qualify for the World Cup if they show the country they will meet in the playoffs respect,” he told SuperSport. The former Arsenal star also pleaded with Super Eagles supporters to get behind the team no matter what, and believes that in coach Stephen Keshi, Nigeria have the perfect man to lead them to Brazil next year.
“The team is on the right track under (Stephen) Keshi who is a very good coach,” he added. “I want to appeal to the fans to be patient with the team even when things are not going well. We are African champions so teams will work extra hard to beat Nigeria but so far we are doing well and if we qualify for the World Cup, I am sure we will do Africa proud.”