NAN – Stephen Keshi, Super Eagles’ Head Coach, on Tuesday in Abuja said that the team was focused and ready for its crucial make-or-mar game against Congo Brazzaville in Pointe Noire.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Eagles have begun full training
in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against the Red Devils in Pointe Noire.
It was a full house as all 23 invited players except Captain Vincent Enyeama and Ikechukwu Uche were present for the training which took place at the FIFA Goal Project pitch, National Stadium.
NAN also reports that Mikel Obi, Emmanuel Emenike and Emem Uduok gave a good account of themselves as they all scored in a warm-up game.
Keshi, who spoke to newsmen after the training, expressed confidence in the ability of the team, adding that he was positive about their fitness and readiness for the clash.
“What I saw this evening is encouraging and I just hope it continues that way.
“The boys are focused and of course they know why they are here; it’s the business and so we have to go and do what we need to do.
“We just have to be ready. This is African football.
” It is not European football and so I always tell my players that once they leave Europe they must switch from the European to African mentality,’’ he said.
On the absence of Enyeama and Uche, Coach Keshi said that they were expected to arrive in camp later in the day.
The Super Eagles are expected to leave for Pointe Noire on Thursday for Saturday’s game.
NAN recalls that Nigeria has sealed four points from four matches while Sudan is at the bottom of the Group A table with three points.
South Africa is leading the group with eight points followed by Congo with seven points.