Former Super Eagles Captain, Kanu Nwankwo has advised the Super Eagles of Nigeria to approach their October 13 friendly game against Brazil as though it was a game in the World Cup finals.
Kanu Nwankwo was reported to have said in an interview on the YouTube page of the Nigerian Football Federation that the Super Eagles players should know that the Super Eagles fans do not see any game as a friendly, but as a real game and so they expect the best from the players.
“There is a lot of pressure because everybody loves football and nobody wants to hear that Nigeria went to a game and lost. I don’t think people will really appreciate the boys if they lost in a friendly game. That’s how it is here. The boys have to take it on board and make sure that every game they play, they play it well.
Against Brazil, they are one of the best. This is the kind of friendly we should be playing. I say Thank you to everybody who has made this possible.
Playing against Brazil will show the kind of football they are playing and where they are and if they can beat Brazil, the full confidence of the boys will grow.
“And for me, it’s always been tough when Nigeria and Brazil play each other. Whoever is representing us should know it is not a friendly game.” Kanu concluded.