Keshi: Eagles must beat Namibia at home


stephen_keshiSuper Eagles chief coach, Stephen Keshi, has declared that the next mission to be executed by the Nigerian national team is to beat their next 2014 World Cup qualifiers opponent, Namibia in front of their home fans to get some comfort ahead of the teams final qualification for the World Cup in Brazil.

He said: “Our focus is now on the match against Namibia in Windhoek next Wednesday. We have to pick maximum points from that match as well, to make sure of our progress in the race, even ahead of the last matches in the group.”

The Eagles will depart Nairobi for Windhoek on Friday for their World Cup qualifying game against Namibia on June 12, after which they will depart for Brazil the next day for the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament.

Stephen Keshi has attributed yesterday’s World Cup qualifying win over Kenya to the teamwork and discipline of his players.

The coach while speaking on the team’s victory against Kenya said he won’t single out any player for praise.

“This is a sweet victory for us and it was only possible by teamwork. Everyone played his part and at the end; we are happy to have the three points.”

However, the Super Eagles coach noted that the team will not grow complacent as they already have their attention on their next game against Namibia.

Ahmed Musa’s 81st-minute winner, coupled with Malawi’s stalemate with Namibia in Blantyre, put Nigeria in control of Group F with eight points, two ahead of Malawi.


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