Russia 2018: Kanu tips Super Eagles for semi final

Super Eagles By: Ayodeji Tunde | 07/04/2018

Super Eagles defender eyes real World Cup progress

Former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu is quite optimistic that Nigeria will do well at Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup; going as far as the semi-final stage of the Mundial.

The former African Player of the Year on Friday in Lagos said the country is blessed with young and talented players that can make the semi-final ticket realistic for Nigeria at the World Cup.

“One thing I have seen in this present Super Eagles is that there are talented and young players in the team who can do well in any tournament,” Kanu told Complete Sports.

“We have 25 players in the team who are very good and doing well in their various clubs, all they just need to do is to have the readiness and determination to reach the semi-final stage of the World Cup and they can even go beyond that.

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“I know that our group is tough but it is not impossible for the Super Eagles to qualify and go as far as the semi-finals in the tournament.”

Kanu also played down on the mix results recorded by the Super Eagles in their friendly games against Poland and Serbia.

He said: “Friendly matches are part of the game and it helps any serious team to make necessary corrections and prepare well for the World Cup.”

Nigeria have three more friendly matches to play with Congo DR, Czech Republic and England before the World Cup.

The Super Eagles will face Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the first round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.