Super Eagles boss, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi says the team will play as if they have not played the first leg of the World Cup qualifier when both teams clash on 16 November at the Canaan City of Calabar, Cross River state.
Speaking after his side’s 2-1 win over Ethiopia in Addis Ababa at the weekend, Keshi said he was not disappointed by the gritty display of the hosts and praised the resilience of his players in rebuffing them.
“The Ethiopians were very good and tactical and that shows how good their coach is, but we were the more experienced side and it showed at the end of the day.
Keshi said the impact of the Eagles’ second half substitutes was massive as it had an immediate impact on the match and eventually gave the team the upperhand.
In a similar vein Bolton White Apartments, where the team have been quartering through their qualifiers and even before their Nations Cup win at South Africa 2013, has sent a heartwarming congratulations to the Super Eagles even as it urged the team to finish up the job in Calabar next month.
General Manager of the apartment, John Essien said in a letter to Keshi dated 14 October, 2013, that following the victory in Addis Ababa, its hotel can now be aptly dubbed “Champions Camp Hotel”, while Calabar should conveniently answer the “Winning City”.