Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu was a surprise visitor to thr Nigerian team camp in Campinas on Wednesday as they prepared for the crunch game against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday.
Kanu who is now a national team ambassador said he visited the team to motivate and encourage the players.
Kanu was in company of some bigwigs of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) and assured the players that despite their rather disappointing 0-0 draw against Iran on Monday, that they are still the darling of Nigerian fans who have duly been reminded of the slow, but assured start to the 2013 African Cup of Nations campaign in South Africa where they won the title for a record third time.
“You may not have started well, you may have drawn a game we all hoped you win but all hope is not lost.
“Teams do start that way sometimes but grow strongly as the tournament progresses.
“Nigerians may be saddened by the result on Monday but a reminder of your feat in South Africa has reassured them that you will bounce back and make us proud, we are all behind you,” the two-time African Footballer of the Year concluded at the Eagles’ camp.
The Nigeria versus Bosnia game kicks off 11pm on Saturday.
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