Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will look to end their far from ideal record against Brazil at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in La Plata on Saturday (today).
The Flying Eagles have failed to record a win in their previous five meetings against the five-time champions.
The West Africans have lost four times and drawn only once.
Having already qualified for the Round of 16, the Nigerian boys need just a point from this game to secure top spot in Group D.
Head coach, Ladan Bosso acknowledged the Brazilians superiority in past encounters against his side but insisted they are ready to end the barren run.
“Yes, we acknowledge that Brazil has always been a hard nut to crack for our team at this level.
“We have lost a number of matches to them over the decades, but there is always a first time,” Bosso told a press conference.
“We are riding on a wave of robust confidence and though we do not under-rate them, we certainly do not fear them.”
The game billed for the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata will kick off at 7pm Nigerian time.