Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi has said the Super Eagles are well prepared to take on the Brave Warriors of Namibia on Sunday, in a qualifying match for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Keshi spoke as the southern Africans landed in Nigeria Thursday, ahead of the match to be played in the Southern city of Calabar.
The Nigerian players have been camping in the city since Monday.
“We are doing much better by the day but this camping has been quite unique and very effective. This has been the most effective for us as a team. This is the very first time we have had the opportunity to train with the complete set of both Europe-based players and those from the league here for a fairly long period,'' Keshi told the local Punch newspaper Friday.
''In other matches they featured they arrived in the camps too close to match day. So against Zambia, Botswana and Rwanda we never got this kind of sessions. Since Monday we’ve been together and it has helped us a great deal,” he said.
The former Nigeria captain said he was not under pressure to win the match against Namibia, even though that is his objective.
“There is nothing like pressure coming from any quarters. Tension or pressure is a natural thing in life. When you leave your house for a function you are under pressure to do it well. When you are driving you are under pressure to get to your destination, so life itself is full of pressure of all types, but no NFF (Nigeria Football Federation) official has put me under pressure,'' he said.
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