Nigeria Vs Kenya: “We Must Respect The Kenyans” – Sunday Mba


Despite earlier threats by Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi that he would leave Sunday Mba out of the squad to play against Kenya, the Big Boss couldn’t leave his hero out, although the ownership tussle between Warri Wolves and Rangers of Enugu is yet to be resolved.

Sunday Mba has also left his troubles behind him to give his all in the match against the Harambee Stars of Kenya and has urged his team-mates not to disrespect their rivals in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Mba stated that the Eagles should expect a tough game against the Kenyans, adding that they will not be pushovers.

The Kenyans are in Calabar hoping to record an upset against the Africa Champions and Mba added that the Eagles must have to keep a level head if they are to prevail, but refused to make any predictions for the game.

“We must respect the Kenyans. They have some excellent players and they just appointed a new coach, so I do expect a difficult game from them but we are capable of containing any threat they would pose,” Mba told CAFonline.

The AFCON hero also noted that the Nations Cup was a different ball game from the match at hand in Calabar, and the Eagles will have to be in their best to win.

“We have put the Nations Cup success behind us. It’s a new task now, the World Cup qualifier and it’s busy as usual. We are confident going into the game but not over confident because we know there are no minnows anymore in African football.”