Former Super Eagles captain and Arsenal FC of England legend, Kanu Nwankwo, has revealed that, the Nigeria’s senior national soccer team, the Super Eagles, are under intense pressure to get a positive result in the international friendly match against Brazil in Singapore.
Nigeria and Brazil will renew their rivalry at the Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, three days after the Brazilians must have battled against the teranga Lions of Senegal, in yet another friendly international.
Kanu, who was appointed an ambassador of the Super Eagles at the last edition of the CAF African Cup of Nations, noted that, the Eagles are eager to give a good account of themselves against the Brazilians, especially as they do not want to disappoint the teaming Nigerian soccer fans who believe strongly that, the country have quality players who are good enough to match shoulders with the best teams in the world.
“There is a lot of pressure because everybody loves football, they don’t want 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 ensure that every game they play, they have to do well.”
The two time African footballer of the year also advised Rohr and his boys to take the game to the Brazilians and give a world cup final performance, because of the rivalry that exists between both sides.
“Playing against Brazil will show the level of football they are playing and where they are, and if they can beat Brazil, the confidence and belief of the boys will grow.”
“And for me, it’s always tough when Nigeria and Brazil play each other, whoever will represent us should know it’s not a friendly game.” He said.