“We Will Silence Malawi” – Keshi Says

After series of failed attempts by Malawi to get FIFA to take the crucial World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Malawi  out of Calabar,  Coach Stephen Keshi has vowed to silence the Flames for good with a thumping win on September 7.


Nigeria top their World Cup qualification group F table and need to avoid defeat against the Flames to progress to the final round, where they face a yet to be known team in a two-legged playoff for a berth in Brazil 2014.

Despite being aware that they have one foot in the playoff, the African champions are not ready to step their foot off the pedal when the Malawians come visiting because of the trouble they have made by going to FIFA to protest over the suitability of the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar to host the dicey match.

Speaking during the week, Keshi, who said that he was aware of the mind games being played by the Malawi Football Federation and Coach Tom Saintfeit to unsettle the Eagles warned that the Flames were going to face the full wrath of the Eagles  on September 7.

“I think it is very clear what they (Malawi) have been trying to do. All they want is to distract us but their plan has failed and we on our part have vowed to do the talking on the pitch, with a convincing victory in Calabar.

“Calabar is a very secured place to play football, with nice environment and I was shocked that they could say that it was a security risk. The only thing we want to do now is to ensure that they are roundly beaten, so that they can learn to work harder and talk less”, added Keshi.

Source: Vanguard