By Sab Osuji:
Former Nigeria winger, Christopher Nwosu, says he's optimistic the Flying Eagles will excel at the forthcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup coming up in New Zealand.
"Make no mistakes about it, this crop of players are good, they have shown tremendous team work, you can see the cohession in them and above all, every single one of them plays for each other", starts Nwosu who spoke to Complete Sports from his base in Germany.
Nwosu is currently based in Germany where he combines office work with coaching. He was part of Flying Eagles squad that won silver medal in the 1989 U-20 World Cup in Saudi Arabia after a 2-0 defeat by Portugal in the final.
"I did not watch any of their three tune up games here in Germany but I've read lots of reports in the German media how good the team is.
"And from such reports, I can adduce that we have a team to look up to; a team who we believe can bring the cup home to Nigeria.
"We could have done that in Saudi Arabia after coming so close, but let's hope and pray that these boys will cross the line we did not get over."
Nwosu featured in the U-17 team in Canada 1987 FIFA championship and also took part in the 1994 World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and Elephants of Ivory Coast in Abidjan on May 2, 1993 which the hosts won 2-1.