As the Super Eagles prepare for the Russia 2018 World Cup, some of the players have grown their confidence to do well at the tournament.

The home-based goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa is one of the players who disclosed to our correspondent that he is not afraid of the five-time world footballer, Lionel Messi.

He said that he would keep a clean sheet against Argentina and Messi if he had the opportunity to play against the South American team.

He said this as the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr said that the present crops of players in the team would surpass group stage at the tournament.

The Nigeria Football Federation had lined up friendlies for the eagles in preparation for the competition.

Eagles will be playing Poland, Serbia, Democratic Republic of Congo and England before the tournament proper.