18th September, 2012
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi is upbeat about Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the 2013 Nations Cup, boasting that the Lone Star of Liberia cannot stop the Super Eagles from qualifying for the tournament in South Africa.
Nigeria played a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the last round of the Nations Cup qualifying series against Liberia in Monrovia, with doubts arising over the possibility of the Eagles qualifying for the Nations Cup, having missed out on the last one in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
But Keshi believes that Nigeria would secure qualification, when they take on Liberia in the second leg in Calabar next month.
The coach said that he is relaxed and not overwhelmed by pressure building up to the game.
“I am keeping my cool over the match. We are going to qualify for the tournament. I am working hard to ensure that we get the ticket and I remain confident. My players would deliver and I am not losing sleep over the game,” Keshi said.
There was a rumour last week that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is shopping for a foreign technical adviser to replace Keshi, but the NFF dispelled the rumours and said that the body is solidly behind the coach.