Pompey hero is aiming for a World Cup final fairytale
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Sunday 06 Jun 2010 21:45:00
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As Pompey fans have come to realise over the past four years, Kanu is not one to do things by halves. After all, it’s no coincidence that in seasons when his appearances have become fewer and farther between his goals have included strikes in an FA Cup semi-final and final and one against AC Milan in the UEFA Cup.

So it should come as no surprise that, when asked how he sees the World Cup for the Nigerian team he will captain, he talks about the prospect of making the final.


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Kanu, who is likely to have John Utaka alongside him in the Nigerian side when they kick off a tough group against Argentina next weekend, told the Telegraph: ‘In football you cannot tell what is going to happen. We want an African team in the final and if that is Nigeria then great.

‘We have to be positive and always believe we can make it and I believe we can be really achieve something in the World Cup. Being in the World Cup semi-final and finals is our aim and we can do it. That is our dream and our goal and we will want to head towards it and we can get it.’

Kanu, who has made more than 80 appearances for Nigeria and was part of their triumphant 1996 Olympic winning side, added: ‘Everybody wants to be at his best on the highest stage at the World Cup.

‘It is every player's dream to be playing in South Africa and being part of such a historic event. For me I want to score goals and if I can do that then we can do well.

‘We love soccer and everybody in Nigeria doesn't want to hear any excuse from us. They (Nigerians) want us to do well and the pleasure is theirs, so we really have to achieve and do something for them.’

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