By Kate Obodo
Former Super Eagles coach Christian ChukwuÂ is very confident that the Flying Eagles would come outÂ tops at the FIFAÂ U-20 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt which kicks off on Thursday.
The Flying Eagles drawn in a first round group that consists of Spain, Venezuela and Tahiti, left Spain on Friday to Egypt and the former Harambee Stars of Kenya coach is convinced the Samson Siasia-tutored team would triumph at the end.
â€œThough I have not been able to see them train but with the man in charge, I have no fear nor doubt on theÂ teamâ€™s performance in the World Cup. I wish them the best and I also urged the NFF and the entire nation to support them,â€Chukwu told Sunday Vanguard sports..
Meanwhile the coach of the U-20 team has promised to do his best and make the nation proud by winning the trophy.
â€œWe are confident and we have players to do us proud . And I believe we will definitely make at the end,â€ said the former Eagles striker.
The Flying Eagles have spent the last 18 days in a training camp in Marllorca, Spain and last Saturday forced Hondurasâ€™ U-20 team to aÂ 1-1 draw in a friendly match in Alicante.
Siasia has picked a blend of foreign-based players with firm feet on the ground and confident, active home-based players who are hungry for honour.
Nigeriaâ€™s first match is against Venezuela at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo on Friday, before they play Spain on September 28. The final group game is against Tahiti, the Oceania champions at the expansive Cairo International Stadium on Nigeriaâ€™s Independence Day.