Ex-Nigeria international Kanu Nwankwo expresses his best confidence on Super Eagles’s chances of progressing to the second round in the 20th edition of the Fifa World Cup.
The two-time Caf player of the year believes Nigeria could equal her best performance in Brazil and even deem farther.
“Yes, I am confident, we are African champions, this is the right time, we won the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and now it is 2014,” said Kanu.
Three-time African champions, Nigeria, will look to outwit Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina to advance into the round of 16 of the tournament.
The former Ajax and Portsmouth striker believes the coach Stephen Keshi-led team could shore off their Group F opponents by recording maximum points from their first two matches, and in consequence ease off pressure when they take on favourites Argentina in their final group match.
“I believe something is going to happen, if you look at our group it is one of the easiest groups and we are lucky to find ourself there,” added Kanu.
“With all due respect to Iran and Bosnia, I believe we are going to win those games, Argentina is going to be tough one, but if we do win those games (against Iran and Bosnia) of course we qualify and that is what we need.
“If we qualify for the knock-out stages, the whole country will be behind the team, the confidence will be there and we will grow from game to game and with that, we can go far.”