Ahead of tomorrow’s crucial World Cup qualifier match at the Moi Kaserani stadium, Nairobi, Kenya, Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of his sides May 31st friendly match with Mexico in the USA.
As Eagles fly out of Frankfurt en-route Nairobi, Keshi observed that the AFCON champions gave a good account of themselves against the CONCACAF champions, despite the absence of notable members of the squad in the 2-2 draw.
The Super Eagles handler, who is aware of the impending danger a loss in Nairobi poses to his side’s chances of making the 2014 World Cup, promised Nigerians that his team will add more steam to their performance when they play the Harambee Stars of Kenya.
“We showed good stuff against Mexico despite missing a number of players and we will even be stronger in Nairobi. I am looking forward to three points on Wednesday,” Observed Keshi.
The team left Frankfurt aboard Lufthansa airline to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on Sunday night, before connecting an Ethiopian airline flight to Nairobi, arriving in the Kenyan capital in the early hours of Tuesday.
The coach however expressed dissatisfaction with the travel arrangements, stating that his team would have spent much of their time in the air before touching down Nairobi jet lagged.
“We won’t get a practice before Tuesday when we arrive Kenya. It’s Frustrating because this is such an important match,” Keshi added.
Brown Ideye, John Ogu and Ogenyi Onazi are among the players who picked up a knock in the Friendly match against Mexico. Meanwhile, the coach is optimistic the trio will feature in the May 5th world Cup qualifiers.
“I will find out from the team doctor but from what I saw with Brown, Onazi and Ogu, I don’t think it’s serious,” Keshi said.
Chelsea FC midfielder Mikel Obi arrived Nairobi aboard British airways flight on Monday evening, and will be linking up with the rest of the squad on their arrival around 1:30am on Tuesday.
African champions top Group F on five points, the same points from three matches, same points as Malawi but leads on goal difference. Eagles will have to score and avoid defeat in tomorrow’s clash against bottom-placed Kenya (2 points) if they are to keep Brazil 2014 hopes alive.