Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi wants his wards focused and fully concentrated in tomorrow’s game against Ethiopia. He said this is necessary in order to avoid last minute mistakes that cost the country victories in their two previous games against Burkina Faso and Zambia.
Keshi told reporters at the Nelspruit International Airport, as the team departed for Rustenburg for its last group C match against Ethiopia tomorrow that the Nigeria will approach the Ethiopian game with all the seriousness it deserves since the Ethiopians will want to come all out to win and advance to the quarter-final.
The coach said he does not expect Ethiopia to play Nigeria with the same approach they went into the match against Burkina Faso last Friday.
“Every game has its own life, spirit and it is a different ball game. What happened in the match between Ethiopia and Burkina Faso may not be the same in the Nigeria and Ethiopia match. So, we will go there try to concentrate and play our game.
“We should be looking for a progressive game against Ethiopia, just lie we have been improving with each game, but people should realize that we are just putting this team together.
“Honestly, I am satisfied with their discipline level because whatever I asked from the players, I have got it. They are ready and want to give their best for Nigeria.
There are no injury worries in the team except Victor Moses; apart from that every other person is doing well.
“I don’t want to talk about facing Cote d’Ivoire now, let me finish with the game against Ethiopia, after that I can talk about our quarter-final opponents”, said Keshi.