With nine days to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu is supremely confident the Super Eagles will shock the world in Russia.
The two-time African Footballer of the Year told the UK Mirror after an exhibition game in Kaliningrad Russia that the Eagles were primed for success, expressing total confidence in the ability of the current squad to excel at the Mundial.
He admitted that Nigeria was pooled in a difficult group which has Argentina, Iceland and Croatia but the Eagles had the capacity to emerge from the trickish section.
“The FIFA World Cup is the greatest football tournament on the planet; every team dreams of being part of it and I am sure it will be a very special event in Russia for every team participating in it.
“For Nigeria, I know we are in a very difficult and trickish group but we will be a big surprise, for sure,” Kanu said.