Former Super Eagles skipper and two-time African Footballer of the Year, Nwankwo Kanu who paid an unannounced visit to the camp of the team yesterday in Abuja has tasked the boys on success against Rwanda in Kigali next week.
Kanu stormed the training site at the FIFA Goal Project with three of his aides at a time the players were sweating it out under the hot Abuja sun, which then stood at 35 degrees celcius.
Addressing the team, Kanu said he has come to identify with all the players and to build the much needed confidence in them as every Nigerian has the belief that the national team can go to Kigali in Rwanda next week to pick the three points at stake. “You have to have confidence in yourself and to be determined and not be shaky because some of your brothers are coming from Europe to join the team. They all started from here like you and you should show them that you can play as well as they can and demonstrate it when you engage Rwanda in Kigali”, he said.
He praised the courage and belief of Keshi in the players and urged the players to repay Keshi with wins in all their qualifying games for the South Africa 2013 Nations Cup and the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Team skipper, Chigozie Agbim, on behalf of the players, assured that the team will not let him and the Nigerian public down when they confront Rwanda in eight days time.