Kanu wants more support

Former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu has called for support for the Super Eagles ahead of their quarterfinal match-up

Posted: 31 January 2013 Time: 02:06 pm

Former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu has called for support for the Super Eagles ahead of their quarterfinal match-up against Cote d'Ivoire.

Kanu was at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium to see the team work their way past Ethiopia and says the Eagles need all the support from their fans.

"Most average teams are lifted by the support of their fans," he told KickOffNigeria.com. "I know a lot of people have written us off already, but this team will surprise people.

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"I remember the same thing happened at the Nations Cup in 2004 when we were about to face Cameroon, but we ended up beating them 2-1. I believe in this team and the coach."

Kanu said the fans would have to do their part and not send negative energy to the team.

"The boys need encouragement, and if they see that the fans are backing them to win, they will give more than their usual.

"But if we keep talking about how they will lose, how can the players raise their game when their own fans expect them to lose.

"Even if every other person says they will lose, let us as Nigerians believe in them."

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

DTC Spiritual Owner AKA Jomo Sono
posted: 02:12 pm
A Legend has spoken!!!1
DeYongs
posted: 02:26 pm
Now tht u are around i am sure u can mobilise thousands of them in Hillbrow, Yeoville and all the small towns of Jhb..........but unfortunately they cant dump their underground businesses 4 their team, unlike Ethiopians who en masse left their spazza shops in townships for nothing.......hahaaaaa
De Bruin!!!
posted: 02:32 pm
Our very own Baroka Fc can whip your super eagles with ease just like they did to some "dream team" a few years back. Ain't nothing special in your team save ze Chelsea duo.
Good luck
posted: 02:38 pm
Good talk my brother, go all the way to the final God is with us and with God all things are possible for those who really beleives in him. Up Naija! Up Super Eagles!
BNgcebo
posted: 02:39 pm
King Kanu plz tell that fake version(Adebayo) to shut up. Being asked by the president to represent his own country does mean he's the best.
LEO8
posted: 02:41 pm
Ivory Coast 4-0 Nigeria. Hillbrow we'll be quite!!!!
chesta
posted: 02:42 pm
King Kanu has spoken and so shall it be! @de bruin! What's special in Ivory coadt except yaya toure? Drogba is old! No player from SA can achieve what that man on the photo has achieved so shut ur mouth
mavisto Downs
posted: 02:49 pm
The African legend has spoken and i wish you were still playing, hope Nigerians'll come in numbers to support their national team. I can't support this Nigerian team until they produce players like you and Jay jay Okocha those were the days.
Good luck
posted: 03:12 pm
Good talk my brother, go all the way to the final God is with us and with God all things are possible for those who really beleives in him. Up Naija! Up Super Eagles!

People are talking about IVORY COAST it will just be like David and Goliath, but God is there for David, they forget that it is football and anything can happen, Ivory Coast will just play 10 Minutes and they gets red card then the game will just finish there and Naija will just carry the day.. it is truth that we don't yet have solid teams but God is with us.
Good luck
posted: 03:14 pm
You south africa people are always calling naija drug lords, it is only naija that selling drugs? there is no any country in the world that are not dealing with drugs both America, Europe and Asia continents, just of recent Malaysia gives a britishman death sentenced because of drugs deals. Please stop your abuse and talk about football game in this site.
BNgcebo
posted: 03:28 pm
@Goodluck. Well said brother. I also hate this hatred among ourselves. Soccer is supposed to unite us not to divide us. Plz guys let's be reasonable.
De Bruin!!!
posted: 04:02 pm
Kwakwakwa it's true that Kanu was great but really now, do you guys expect to outclass Gervinho,Yaya,Kolo,Drogba,Tiene,Akonan, etc?

Be realistic I beg ya!
De Bruin!!!
posted: 04:10 pm
chestaposted: 02:42 pm | Report

King Kanu has spoken and so shall it be! @de bruin! What's special in Ivory coadt except yaya toure? Drogba is old! No player from SA can achieve what that man on the photo has achieved so shut ur mouth
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Let's not include insults and disrespect for each other when we engage in our debates. Thank you very much.

Drogba hasn't been playing much but ze guys have been rattling ze net. I smell fear whenever this Orange soldiers gets a mention.
AlQaeda 2012/13 PSL Champ
posted: 04:22 pm
Against all odds chelsea beat the mighty barcelona in the EUFA Champs leager in 2012....so can you nigerians...Against all odds Chelsea beat Bayern Muchen at the Allianz Arena to take champs league cup
toklins221
posted: 05:24 pm
SE Have our back already. Please give our coach some advise hope you can see the way they are playing.
lastairbender
posted: 05:46 pm
NA SUPPORT THEM SAY DEM NOR GET
Demmybkk
posted: 06:10 pm
Hello Bro Kanu, When you said we should support this team, is this how your team is playing when you win the Olympic? you will be the number supporter tell the South Africans to give you the biggest Vuvuzuell, cant you see for your self how the players are playing flank, i mean ball control and all those, this team is a disgrace to Nigerians.
Demmybkk
posted: 06:16 pm
If they dont have support, the players on the bench should be giving Vuvuzuella, including Amokachi, and the Biggest Vuvuzuella for King Kanu.....I can select Street Boys in (Ajegunle Lagos) who can Trash those Ethiopian 6 Nill.
mavulav
posted: 06:22 pm
Don't worry kanu we wil support dem 4u,too many nigerian supporters in our country cn leave wit troubles,no offence.
mavulav
posted: 06:22 pm
Don't worry kanu we wil support dem 4u,too many nigerian supporters in our country cn leave us wit troubles,no offence.
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