World Cup Qualifier: Eagles'll Be Stronger In Kenya —Keshi
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is encouraged by the performance of his wards against Mexico and says they will be even stronger when they meet Kenya on Wednesday in the World Cup qualifying match.
The Super Eagles, missing several key players and blooding some fresh legs, fought their way back from a goal down to go up 2-1 before giving up a goal to draw 2-2 against 10-man Mexico in Houston, USA at the weekend.
Keshi praised the gutsy effort that produced the draw against the Central American champions.
“We showed good stuff against Mexico despite missing a number of players and we will even be stronger in Nairobi. I am looking forward to three points on Wednesday,” Keshi said.
Keshi’s optimism seems to derive in part from the expected arrivals of influential midfielders John Mikel Obi and Fegor Ogude along with Russia-based forward Ahmed Musa.
All three will join the squad for the flight to East Africa. The team are scheduled to fly aboard a Lufthansa Airline flight to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia tonight, before connecting an Ethiopian Airline flight to Nairobi, arriving in the Kenyan capital in the early hours of tomorrow.