Kanu Nwankwo Tips Eagles, Eaglets On Success

Former Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu tips the Super Eagles on how to beat Ethiopia in their return leg 2014 World Cup playoff in Calabar on November 16 to qualify them for the tournament Brazil.


Kanu also tipped the Golden Eaglets to win the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

The Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games gold medallist, who spoke at the Kanu Heart Foundation’s ‘Heal-a-Heart’ lottery draw in Lagos on Wednesday, urged Nigerians to support the two national  teams.

He said, “I always say that we have a good team (Super Eagles), we have a good coach (Stephen Keshi) and we have to believe in them because that gives them confidence to go there and do it for us.

“If they could beat Ethiopia on a bad pitch in Addis Ababa, then they can do it here (in Nigeria). The most important thing at this stage is to get the result.  It  does not matter how we play. We want to be in Brazil.

“We have done that away (Ethiopia), coming down to Nigeria here, we have to make sure that we finish the job. We must be focused and that is important.

“We  have a good team at UAE 2013  and they must try to win. They played like champions, for them to come back and equalise the game against Sweden and we should praise them for their efforts.

“For me, they have done well so far. If they put in more effort I am very sure they will win the cup. Moreover, we have good  players there.”

Source: Punch Nigeria