Nigeria Super Eagles hope to repair their battered football pride with three straight wins, including over the Flames in the World Cup qualifiers next Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The Nigerians host Namibia on Sunday in the same competition, then travel to Malawi before hosting Rwanda in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary tie.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee chairperson Christopher Green, told Nigeriaâ€™s Nation Online newspaper that he believes the Super Eagles would put behind their recent straight defeats to Egypt and Peru in the warm-up matches.
“Keshi [Steven] has played six friendly games and a competitive one, so there should be no excuse for poor performance in the upcoming World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers. We are not gambling with these matches because it is serious business. Keshi knows this, so only the best will play as we have to beat Namibia, Malawi and Rwanda very well,” Green told www.thenationonlineng.net
The NFF official stressed that “winning by one goal may not be good enough. We must use our best players and best team to get a good result.”
FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda recently admitted that the Super Eagles are strategising for the Flames who they view as a stumbling block on the road to the Brazil World Cup finals.