Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says that the Super Eagles are in high spirits ahead of the Ethiopia Nations Cup clash.
Posted: 29 January 2013 Time: 6:56 am
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has disclosed that the Super Eagles are in high spirits as they prepare for their must-win encounter against Ethiopia.
Nigeria have drawn their first two games at the Africa Cup of Nations and will have to win today's game against Ethiopia in order to be assured of qualification for the next round.
Nigeria along with defending champions Zambia and even Ethiopia have a chance of making it to the next round of the Nations Cup, but coach Stephen Keshi, who captained Nigeria to glory in the 1994 edition of the tournament, is optimistic of his team’s chances.
Keshi disclosed that a lot of work has been put into preparing the team for today's encounter against Ethiopia.
"I want to recognise my team about preparation for tomorrow's game, we have been working very hard," he said.
"We have been talking to one another, and the spirit is high in the camp. I like what I am seeing with my players, so I think we are ready.
"I think everybody is ready, everybody is ready to go, and it is just a question of the coach's selection. That will take place, otherwise every member of my team is ready to go," Keshi declared.
The Super Eagles coach further stated that there was no cause for alarm and urged Nigerian fans to keep faith in the team.
"It's going to be OK tomorrow. That is the only thing I can tell Nigerian fans that they don't need to worry, all they need to do is just pray for no injuries, good health for the kids and they will come out and do their best tomorrow." he added