Super Eagles’ captain Nwankwo Kanu believes the Nigerian team is capable of making it all the way in South Africa 2010.
Kanu, who captained the Nigerian team to a historic gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in the United States, and who will be making his third World Cup appearance in South Africa after featuring at the 1998 and 2002 tournaments, believes the Nigerian team can still be in South Africa by July 11 when the final comes up at Soccer City in Johannesburg.
“Considering what we have done in 94, 96, 98, everybody believes we are one of the big countries in Africa, so definitely we have to produce. When we are not producing, that is when it is difficult. So the pressure comes,” said Kanu, in an interview with Fifa.com. “For me, I can say we are going to be up to the semi-finals… maybe even the final. We believe we can beat any team any time, but you’re going to have to play very well.”
With a team made up of some of the continent’s best players such as Aiyegbeni Yakubu, Osaze Odemwingie, Taye Taiwo, and the experienced goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, the Super Eagles are capable of springing a couple of surprises in South Africa. But they also have something going for them which Kanu feels will help the team’s aspirations in South Africa.
Let’s hope they do make it all, the way, but for now, they should focus on beating Argentina. If they do that, then everything else I believe will fall in line. Let’s see though.
Do we believe the Super Eagles will make it to the finals? Not so sure, but I believe Naija will definitely shock a lot of people with how far they go. It seems like all I’ve been hearing these days is how Argentina is going to flog us. I reject it….lol. Messi or No Messi, we can hold our own.
In the meantime, let’s inspire ourselves with some of the songs released for the super eagles in the past months. Hopefully this can ginger our swagga small for Saturday.
*** Naija All Stars – Power of Naija ***[audio:powerofnaija.mp3]
*** Waving Flag Remix – Knaan feat. MI, Banky ***[audio:WavingFlag_NaijaRemix.mp3]
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