Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Keshi: NFF must be realistic about World Cup target

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi

Keshi: NFF must be realistic about World Cup target

The gaffer has affirmed that the Super Eagles need the unflinching support of Nigerians and not tough targets for next year's Fifa World Cup
Super Eagles handler Stephen Keshi is of the opinion that the Nigeria Football Federation should be realistic as he leads the country to the 2014 Fifa World Cup saying the tournament will be a tough one as all the finalists have a point to prove. The NFF had earlier last week set a semi final target for the Super Eagles in the global football showpiece which is less than six month away.
“We have to be realistic because there are no small teams among the 32 going to Brazil, all of the teams will be tough,” he told Brila FM.

 “We have no preference for any of the countries to be in our group. All we need do is to prepare well for every team and take the games one after the other.

“If we get Brazil or Uzbekistan or Malta as World Cup opponents, Nigerians will still worry.”

“The country should continue to have confidence in the team, support the team, rather than pulling it down,” Keshi concluded.
Nigeria’s best showing at the quadrennial football event is a second round finish secured at the USA '94 and France '98 editions. -------------

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