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NDIDI CONFIDENT SUPER EAGLES CAN BEAT BRAZIL WITH JOGO BONITO

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has talked up the prospects of the Super Eagles ahead of Sunday’s friendly with five-time world champions Brazil.

Gernot Rohr’s side will try the South America champions for size at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang, as preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign intensifies.

The Leicester man, who has been in the senior national team set-up for just over three years, believes the side, though youthful, is now entering its competitive prime.

“We are young, mobile, and we can play good football. Everything comes with time, we are trying our best and we are getting there,” Ndidi told The Straits Times.

“We have closed the gap and we are still growing. As we grow, experience comes.”

Ndidi believes the meeting with Brazil will give the team the chance to fully appraise their current level, and show just how far they have come as a group.

“Brazil are a good team and it is not going to be easy. But this is why we are here, we want to see where we are at. The game will serve as a test.

“With the right mindset and belief in our qualities, and playing together as a team and not just individuals, we can make every game count and get the win.”

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