The Super Eagles welcomed the ex-internationals to Friday’s training session ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Algeria
The ex-internationals turned up at the session at Aero Sport Club as Gernot Rohr’s men continue their preparations for their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Algeria.
The 42-year-old Kanu, considered one of the greatest players in Nigeria history, has been a staunch supporter of the three-time African champions since the competition started.
Boost for @NGSuperEagles as @papilokanu and #VictorAgali pay surprise visit to training ahead of #Algeria clash #TotalAFCON2019 😍⚽️ pic.twitter.com/NPHH9vNcVR
— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) July 12, 2019
According to him, his presence will help inspire Rohr’s team to victory against Djamel Belmadi’s side.
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Algeria and Nigeria will face each other for the ninth time in Afcon history, becoming both sides’ most-played encounter.
The record between them is perfectly balanced – three wins each and two draws.