EVERTON striker Ayegbeni Yakubu has promised to run until he drops for Nigeria.
He is also determined to get on the scoresheet in South Africa.
“As a striker you’re always under pressure to get goals,” he said.
“You can play well and contribute, but if you don’t put the ball in the net people will criticise you and say you’re not doing the right things.
“I want to get goals more than anybody to make the people back home in Nigeria happy.
“I give everything I have when I pull on the shirt of my country and I will keep on doing it until I fall down.”
Yakubu is living the dream and delighted to be in the squad alongside Nigeria legend Kanu.
He said: “I remember watching the World Cup on TV with family and friends when I was a young boy, and I never dreamt I would be there, playing in one.
“Being here, and with a legend like Kanu as a team-mate, I can remember what it felt like to be a boy and dream.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback says he is “positive” going into the crucial Group B match against Greece today at the Free State Stadium.
Even though his side lost to Argentina in the opening match, the former Sweden boss took a lot out of the game.
Lagerback said: “I am feeling positive. This a big challenge and probably a match we must win if we are not to go home.
“We have had a good week. I have been impressed with the players’ attitude and the way they have trained. We need to start winning of course.”