Kanu, Akpo­borie tip Ea­glets for World Cup fi­nal

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Former Su­per Ea­gles stars, Kanu Kwankwo and Jonathan Akpo­borie have tipped the Golden Ea­glet to reach the fi­nal of the FIFA U-17 World Cup cur­rently go­ing on in Chile.

The duo who, were speak­ing in Lagos yes­ter­day in a sep­a­rate in­ter­views with jour­nal­ists af­ter their un­veil­ing as the brand am­bas­sadors of Star Times satel­lite TV, hailed the team for de­mol­ish­ing Aus­tralia 6-0 in the Round of 16 match on Wed­nes­day night.Kanu, who was part of the 1993 Golden Ea­glets team that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Ja­pan, said he was hope­ful that the team will beat Brazil and even­tu­ally make it to the fi­nal

“From the first game the team played like cham­pion., at least ev­ery Nige­rian know that we have a good side that is mak­ing us proud, the game against Croa­tia is a wake-up call, which is very im­por­tant and cru­cial, it is good that it hap­pened at the ear­lier stage.

“I don’t see Brazil beat­ing Nige­ria with the kind of team we have, they (Ea­glets) should do the same thing they are do­ing. I be­lieve that we are go­ing all the way to the fi­nal to come back with the cup,” the former Su­per Ea­gles cap­tain said.

He ad­vised the team to re­main fo­cused for the game against Brazil on Sun­day.

“The coach and the crew are ex­pe­ri­ence, they know what they are do­ing, af­ter the loss against Croa­tia you can see the way they bounced back. They should not lose fo­cus and con­tinue with what they have been do­ing from the be­gin­ning,” Kanu added.

Akpo­borie on his part said he was full of hope that the Ea­glets will beat Brazil and make it to the next stage.

One of the in­vited play­ers, Oobafemi Martins con­trols the ball dur­ing one of his out­ings for the Su­per Ea­gles.

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