Super Eagles legend, Nwankwo Kanu has come out to say Sunday’s match between Brazil and Nigeria is more than a friendly.
He said the two teams will be battling for pride in Singapore.
Nigeria and Brazil will be meeting for the second time ever, after the 2003 clash when Brazil defeated Nigeria 3-0 in Abuja.
Brazil assistant coach, Cleber Xavier recently said the clash will only help the South Americans prepare for their World Cup qualification campaign, but Kanu feels it is more than that for the Super Eagles.
His words, “It will be a wonderful game and that is the kind of friendly we ask for. If I were still playing, I will be very happy.”
“For the boys who will turn up for the game, they should remember that this is more than a friendly. The Brazilians will be coming out in full force because they know what we are up to.
“They are still very much hurt because of what we did to them at the Atlanta 96 Olympics, so victory is what they will be aiming for.”
“That being said, we don’t have to start panicking – it’s the same Brazil, we only have to go out there, relax and play well.
“If these boys can beat Brazil, it will be a confidence and morale booster for the team and that will have a positive effect on other games they play.”
“This game is a big test for the players, the coaches and the country at large but I believe we have what it takes to come out on top after 90 minutes.”
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