Nigerian legend Nwankwo Kanu believes the Super Eagles are well positioned to give a good representation of themselves and country at the 2018 Fifa World Cup because the team has no ‘superstars’.
Kanu made the declaration at an event in Lagos yesterday, charging the current crop of players to rise to the challenge of flying the green and white flag, Vanguard writes.
He said, “My advice to the players is that they must have at the back of their minds that they are representing the biggest nation in the world,” adding,
“They must know that the green-white-green jersey they are putting on is bigger than their clubs. It represents millions of Nigerians so when they have that spirit football will follow.”
Kanu who is the ambassador of the Ultimate Football Fan Reality TV Show, described the current Super Eagles squad as a perfect blend of young talented players who are bound for greatness.
“I like this squad because they are all of about the same level and they are all very good players. If you take any out, the ones on the bench are as good as those on the pitch. They have no superstar and that will make for greater harmony in camp.
“Another thing I like about this team is that they are very young. Age is very much on their side and I believe, they are going to use it to their advantage,” the two-time African Player of the Year said.