Super Eagles boss, Stephen Keshi, has said he is not afraid of any team as the draws for the qualifier holds this Wednesday in Durban, South Africa.
Keshi, along with NFF Technical Committee Chairman, Christoper Green are scheduled to travel Tuesday to South Africa for the draws, with the NFF already having a team on ground in Nelson Mandela’s country led by Super Eagles Scribe, Dayo Enebi Achor.
“I have said to a lot of people and will say it again that I am not afraid of any team in the championship draws. You don’t win a championship by being afraid of your opponents and that is the spirit with which I am going to the draws with," he was quoted as saying by Eagles Media Officer, Ben Alaiya.
The former NNB of Benin skipper, Anderletch of Belgium, Molenbeck FC and Strasbourg of France ace, declared that he has absolute respect for all the 16 teams that will take part in the championship but not fear.
“Let them bring on any team and we will give our all, we have a team that the world too should be afraid of," he declared.
On his part, NFF Technical Committee head, Chris Green, said he was sure that Nigeria will get a favourable draw in Wednesday’s event.
“We have a strong team but we also know that we want a good draw so that as we will cruise in the championship we can stabilize and get out bearing right.”
Meanwhile organizers of the draws have revealed an ambition programme of events for all officials who will be attending.
Enebi Achor, revealed that he would be attending a seminar for teams’ officials on Tuesday, draws proper will hold as scheduled on Wednesday, while officials will tour the venues on Thursday. Friday will mark the departure of teams’ officials from South Africa,” he revealed.
There have been fears in some quarters that following the seedings released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Nigeria might be drawn again fellow power houses in the continent like Ghana’s Black Stars and the Elephants of Ivory Coast, Keshi timely submission has now quelled such scare.