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Kanu challenges F/Eagles to display Nigerian spirit against Ghana


Ex- Super Eagles skipper, Kanu Nwankwo has counseled the Flying Eagles to display the Nigerian spirit in their win or burst WAFU U20 Cup of Nations tie with The Black Satellites of Ghana in Lome, Togo today.


Nwankwo won the U-17 World Cup with Nigeria in 1993 and was billed to play for Nigeria at the U20 World Cup which the country was closed to hosting in 1995 before the championship was taking to Qatar after FIFA cited meningitis among the reasons it was shifted to Qatar.

Speaking with yesterday Kanu opined that all Nigerian representatives must have it in mind that they can beat any team with hard work and dedication and he tasked the Flying Eagles to go into the tie with Ghana and secure the valuable win.

He said he was surprised that Niger Republic beat Ghana and even held Nigeria to a draw to advance to the semi final while only one team between Nigeria and Ghana will take the remaining slot from the group.

“We have what we call the Nigerian spirits that we must all display anytime we have the opportunity to represent Nigeria,” Kanu told

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“We can beat any team with the right attitude and I want the Flying Eagled to show this against Ghana to pick the remaining ticket to the semi-final.

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