Nigeria’s final quest for a berth at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is expected to begin in Abuja Sunday as the African champions resume camping for the October 13 clash against the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
Already the Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has confirmed he will hit the Bolton White Apartment Abuja camp site of the Eagles this morning even as the invited players are expected to start trickling in by Monday evening.
For the assignment at hand, the Big Boss has invited 23 players largely composed of foreign-based players from across Europe.
In his usual confident manner, Coach Keshi has assured that the Eagles will not capulate to either the anticipated hot weather in Addis Ababa nor the vociferous fans.
“The weather is sure going to be a problem for our boys, who would be coming from a cold region of Europe but I am very confident that we shall overcome that with the travelling
arrangement in place for the match.
”We know how they play and we would try to force them to play at our own pace and style.
“It won’t be easy but I have the players with enough quality to go through the weather successfully,” he said
On the fans factor, Keshi said that won’t count as his boys can stand them so long as they don’t get violent.
He added that the Super Eagles would not be intimidated by their cheers and jeers.
”I don’t think the Ethiopian crowd can make my boys jittery or uncoordinated at the Addis Ababa National stadium.
After winning the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, the former Togo and Mali coach will hope to go one more step, with a World Cup qualification for his fatherland.