Wilfred Ndidi says Sunday’s friendly against five-time world champions Brazil will give the Super Eagles the opportunity to show the world they are ready to soar again, Completesports.com reports.
The Super Eagles came third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and were impressive in the 2-2 friendly draw against Ukraine last month.
The West Africans lost 3-0 to Brazil in their only meeting in 2003 at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Ndidi, who plays for English Premier League club, Leicester City is however hopeful of a better result time this time around.
“Brazil are a good team and it is not going to be easy. But this is why we are here, we want to see where we are at. The game will serve as a test for our young team trying to get experience for these types of games in tournaments,”he told reporters.
Brazil assistant coach Cleber Xavier is wary of the Africans, especially forward Alex Iwobi, who he calls “the link in the counter attack, who drags opponents out of position and infiltrates well in the box”.
Ndidi however has a stern warning for Xavier and the rest of Selecao’s team.
“Brazil don’t have to worry about only Alex, they have to worry about our whole team,”he added.
By Adeboye Amosu
Don’t come and kill yourself my brother. It’s a friendly match. Enjoy it, play safe, get back to club duties. Bless.
Fire for fire—off pitch, for now; go replicate it on pitch. All are acceptable game tactics, no shaking.
No show for Nigeria with ur coach sticking his guns with Simon. I am bewildered!
@AK bewildered over what!!featuring a player who in power ranking ranks presently above even Messi and rest of ur super Eagles players in Europe or a player who has put in a great shift for his club so far this season and has played every minute as Well?.stop it my brother.the coaches have seen enough of the players and have made their decision let’s hope and pray for them to do well.Cheers .