By James Agberebi:
Despite their 4-2 loss to Brazil in their opening game of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has tipped the Flying Eagles to reach the tournament's final.
Kanu, who was a member of the Flying Eagles squad to the 1993 AYC in Mauritius, however advised football fans in Nigeria to keep praying for the team.
He wrote on his Twitter handle on Wednesday: "Flying Eagles of Nigeria will still reach the final of the U-20 World Cup, so let's keep praying and supporting them."
The Flying Eagles will hope to put their quest of winning the U-20 World Cup back on track when they take on North Korea, who also lost their opening game, on Thursday.
The other group game will see Brazil take on Group E leaders Hungary.
Meanwhile, the trio of Isaac Success, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ifeanyi Matthew may miss the game against North Korea with Akinjide Idowu, Bernard Bulbwa and Kingsley Sokari their likely replacements.