Former Super Eagles skipper Nwankwo Kanu says with the current crop of players in the Coach Stephen Keshi-led Super Eagles, Nigeria can fulfill the Great Pele’s dream by lifting the 2014 World Cup.
Ghana and Senegal remains the only teams to reach the quarter-final of the football showpiece as Nigeria have only made it to the second round on two occasions (1994 and 1998).
Kanu, 37, insists Nigeria will set its sights on winning the Brazil World Cup on behalf of Africa, adding that the reigning African Champions have the team ethic and the coaching quality to qualify.
“We are definitely going to the World Cup next year and we want to win the cup for Africa. About the upcoming Malawi match- we are ready for it and we will do our best,” the 1994 and 1999 CAF Player of the Year was quoted by KickOff.com to have said.
“We have a good squad that is competent to take us to the World Cup and make us shine on the world map.
“We want players who are hungry for success and players who will play for the country with pride and dignity. That is the main reason we have such a squad. Although we can still have experienced players, nobody owns a space; they all need to work hard.
“We have a great coaching team behind the players and that is what makes us the best in Africa,” the former Portsmouth FC striker added.