Former super eagles captain of the team Kanu Nwankwo says Nigeria will shock the world at the 2018 FIFA world cup scheduled for Russia.
Speaking with the British tabloid Daily Mirror, Kanu said the youthfulness and talent in the squad would make Nigeria one of the teams to watch out for at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
“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.
“Nigeria will be a big surprise, for sure. We have good young and talented players; they are hungry for victories and want to do well – for themselves and for the country”, Kanu said.
Nigeria are in group D alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina with the boys of coach Gernot Rohr hoping to go a step better than the 2014 edition, where they crashed out in the round of 16 by losing 0-2 to France.
The super eagles are yet to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in five previous attempt and anything short of a spot in the quarter final or beyond won’t come as a surprise to followers of the team.