–Nigeria boss upbeat on AFCON qualification
Coach Stephen Keshi has said he is confident Nigeria will go past a difficult qualifying campaign on the way to successfully defend their AFCON crown next year.
Nigeria are third in Group A with four points from as many matches and must now win their remaining two matches against group leaders South Africa and Congo to be back in top reckoning for an automatic passage to the tournament proper.
“We have the players who can do Nigeria proud in the remaining qualifier games and I know somehow we will make to the finals and retain our trophy,” said the reinstated Nigeria coach in a press release signed by Benjamin Alaiya,the media officer of the senior national team.
Team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor spoke in a similar vein, assuring that the team will not fail to clinch one of the tickets for the Morocco 2015 Nations Cup.
“The entire team is back now and we have to make a statement as the defending champions. God will see us through,” he declared.