Keshi to Eagles: Forget first leg victory

Coach Stephen Keshi

Coach Stephen Keshi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says his team will not underrate their Saturday’s opponent in the qualifier for the 2014 CHAN competition.

Nigeria defeated Ivory Coast 4-1 in the first leg played in Kaduna, but the ‘Big Boss’ has warned his players to forget about the victory and play like they are playing a new team if they want to seal qualification for the 2014 African Nation Championship (CHAN).

“We have to forget the first-leg. For now, we must play like we don’t know them, and we have never met them before.

“That first-leg result does not exist anymore. It is in the last, now we must look to the present, and that is the game on Saturday.

“We must take this is a one leg qualification and do everything we can to win,” he said.

The two teams have met 18 times with six victories for Nigeria and seven draws. The match will kick-off at 3:30pm local time, that is 4:30pm Nigeria time.