By Bamidele Boluwaji:
Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu believes that the Golden Eaglets has what it takes to beat Brazil in the quarter-final stage of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup holding in Chile, saying he has no cause to doubt the ability of Coach Emmanuel Ameneke in leading Nigeria to win the trophy,
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The Golden Eagles whipped Australia 6-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals where and the Nigerians will be banking on their performance and experience in the developmental tournament to scale through the hurdle of the Brazilians.
Speaking ahead of the Sunday's quarter-final match, the former Inter Milan of Italy striker said losing to Croatia at the group stage was good for the Nigerian boys who have realised the need to step up their game.
"I don't see Brazil beating Nigeria from what I have seen in our boys, they are playing good football and they are well talented," the star of the world title-winning 1993 Golden Eaglets told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"The Croatia match was a wake-up call for the boys and I am happy that they bounced back to even beat Australia 6-0.
"The coach knows what he is doing and what is at stake at this stage of the competition, so I have no doubt that he will deliver the cup.
"The performance of the players so far shows that the coach has enough quality and experience to win the trophy."
Kanu however enjoined the players to give their best against Brazil and believe in what they can do.
"They just have to believe that they can do it because self-belief matters. If you believe you can do it, and then your effort will see you through. We must also support the team and believe in them," he added.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN