Nigerian Football legend Nwankwo Kanu has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles will defeat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier to be played in Uyo on Friday.
The Super Eagles will host the first leg of the double clash against defending African champions Cameroon before going to Yaounde for the return leg on Monday, September 4.
The renowned striker expressed confidence on the team in a 45 seconds video clip uploaded on the Nigeria Football Federation verified Twitter handle, where he urged the Gernot Rohr-led side to believe that they can do it.
The two-time African Footballer of the Year (1996, 1999) in the video said, “Hello, my name is Kanu Nwankwo, aka Papilo, the ambassador of Nigerian football,” Kanu began.
“I know my team, the Nigerian Super Eagles can beat the Cameroonian team. I want them to believe they can do it and they should make sure they do,”.
He also urged the Nigerian football fans to encourage the Eagles and believe in their ability to deliver the desired result against the reigning African champions.
“For the fans, the supporters out there, please let us get behind them (Super Eagles). Support them and give them all that they want from us. Wish them all the best. Thank you and God bless you. Up Super Eagles!”
The Eagles lead Group B on six points after two games, while Cameroon are second on two points after the same number of games.
Zambia are third on one point and Algeria occupy the bottom position also on one point.