Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu is tipping the Super Eagles to impress at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gernot Rohr’s men have not been at their best recently after a three-game winless run, which saw them lose to both Serbia and England.
Nevertheless, the former Arsenal star is confident that the west Africans can ‘be a big surprise’ at the quadrennial tournament. “The FIFA World Cup is the greatest football tournament on the planet – every team dreams of being part of it and I am sure it will be a very special event in Russia,” Kanu was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“Nigeria will be a big surprise, for sure. We have good young and talented players; they are hungry for victories and want to do well– for themselves and for the country.”