The Nigerian team will play by 6:00 p.m. on Monday.
Former Super Eagles skipper, Kanu Nwankwo, visited the Nigerian players during their indoor training which took place at the training facility of the Super Eagles hotel, ‘Ingwenyana Resort’ Nelspruit.
Kanu encouraged the players saying “I have been there and you guys can do it, you need teamwork and hardwork.”
“Believe in yourself, go out there and make the country very proud,” he said.
Kanu, a two time African Footballer of the Year, is currently an Ambassador for the Super Eagles and a member of the Nigeria Premier League Interim Management Committee.
Nigeria will play against Burkina Faso in her first match of the African Cup of Nations on Monday evening in Nelspruit.
Meanwhile, reports from the Eagles Camp say the players are in high spirit for the encounter which comes up at 6:00 p.m. Nigerian time.
An official of the team told PREMIUM TIMES that “the spirit in camp is high right now, the boys are calm and are ready to play tomorrow.”
The players have also been talking about their readiness for the competition.
Russia based forward, Ahmed Musa, told PREMIUM TIMES that the players are in high spirits.
“We have a very very big spirit here in camp. We are all waiting for tomorrow (Monday),” he said.
Nigeria based defender, Godfrey Oboabona, also disclosed the players’ readiness.
“The spirit is good here, everyone is smiling, we will be fine,” he said.
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