Former Golden Eaglets' coach, Henry Nwosu
Former Golden Eaglets' coach, Henry Nwosu said Super Eagles have nothing to fear over their 2013 AFCON group opponents.
The Africa Cup of Nations draws done in Durban, South Africa on Wednesday by CAF pitched Nigeria in Group C alongside Cup holders, Zambia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
Nwosu dismissed the trio as no threat insisting that we will have ourselves to blame if we failed to qualify from the relatively fair group.
"It's a good one for us but we must not see the opponents as walk over or teams we can leisurely beat.
"I quite agree they're beatable if we work extremely hard.
"Zambia are title holders but down their spines they believe Nigeria are a strong football nation.
"Nothing to fear against the other two foes, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
"We'll blame ourselves if for any reason we don't qualify ahead of other opponents," said the former Nigerian player to supersport.com.
However, Nwosu will want massive repair work done on the Eagles' backline even as he declined to set a mark for the nation's campaigners at the biennial football showpiece.
"Let's start the competition first before setting the mark. Of course, the 16 teams are in South Africa for the title.
"I believe Keshi knows what to do to raise a squad that will gun for laurel but suffice to chip in that some areas need to be fortified especially the defence.
"We have abundant quality players in the midfield and attack. What needs to be done is test their skills and form a solid side that will achieve positive results," said the former ACB player.
The 2013 AFCON starts next January and Nigeria will be gunning for her third title.