Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has backed the team to bounce back from Sunday’s shocking 2-0 loss to the Barea of Madagascar and perform better at the ongoing AFCON 2019 in Egypt, reports Completesports.com.
The three-time African champions were the overwhelming favourites to beat the debutants but were second best for most part of the encounter.
It was the first time Madagascar will record a win against the Super Eagles in five attempts.
The defeat also ended the Super Eagles’ run of nine games without defeat at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Kanu, who represented Nigeria at six AFCON finals advises the players to look beyond the defeat and focus on the task ahead.
“We win some, we lose some, but we know what we want, so let’s be united and go for the Cup. We look forward to the next game and together you all will win it. Unlucky for this game, but better one ahead. You all are champions, so we go down and we bounce back. Good luck in your next game,” Kanu tweeted on his Twitter platform.
Gernot Rohr’s charges will face Group F’s runners-up in the Round of 16 on Saturday at the Alexandria Stadium.
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