Nigeria Vs Cote d'Ivoire African Nations Cup finals in South Africa - 'My players will be bold in our quarter-final match,' declared Nigerian Coach Stephen Keshi, ahead of Sunday's clash with Cote d'Ivoire here in the ongoing African Nations Cup finals in South Africa.
Coach Keshi called on Nigerians to remain steadfast behind the national team, as it will be bold and ready for the quarter final duel against the Elephants of Cote D’ Ivoire.
Keshi was reacting to news making the rounds here that Nigerians were scared of the confrontation with the Ivorian Elephants.
“If you must win a trophy you must beat the biggest and best teams, so why should we be afraid of any team. The bigger they come the bigger they will fall. Who told you that if it were to be the Hawks of Togo, it will be a walk-over? There is no small team anywhere and the Ivoirians know. It’s a classic and we will show why we are the Super Eagles on Sunday,' he said.
Keshi said the spirit in the camp has been very good so far and all the 23 players in the squad are all healthy and ready to give their best.
Skipper Joseph Yobo also spoke in similar vein Thursday, saying that the game will be an exciting one for him.
“They are a great team and so we are and we know ourselves well, so no one is afraid of the other just a case of top football giants clashing at the wrong time. I think we shall be up to it,” he added.