Kenya Unfazed By Calabar Heat

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Former Super Eagles’ assistant coach, Fatai Amoo has expressed fear that Eagles’ 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying opponents, the Harambee Stars may profit immensely from the prevailing hot weather in the country.

The East Africans are due to clash with the reigning African champions on March 23 at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar in pursuit of Group F sole soul.

Nigeria leads the group on four points from two matches against its opponents’ one point which kept her at the rear.

Amoo said Eagles can always counter balance the seemingly disadvantage with the injection of more domestic players in the squad.

“The hot weather may profit Kenya coming from a high altitude region but the level of form for both sides may make the difference.

“Current form tints in favour of Super Eagles but we must not solely depend on it because the game itself against Nigeria is a big motivation for the Kenyans.

“I think injecting more local lads into the foray who play under same weather will be a great plus though final decision remains with the manager, Stephen Keshi,” said the former 3SC coach to supersport.com.

Amoo who will want Eagles to quickly settle down for the World Cup assignments however said the three-time Africa kings will triumph over the Kenyans.

“I believe Afcon celebration is over now is business time. We need to settle down as World Cup qualifier is not a race we’ll attend with half fit players or inadequate preparations. Nigeria have become the team to beat. Everybody comes to the party with master plan to upset us.

“However, I’m optimistic for Eagles’ victory though it may not come on platter of gold. Eagles will win but I don’t know the number of goals,” he said.

Eagles’ domestic list for the encounter is expected to be made public on Tuesday while the foreign legion comes out week later.


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