Nigeria’s head coach Stephen Keshi and administrator Dayo Enebi believe the Super Eagles will pick one of the two Group A automatic qualification slots for the 2015 African Cup of Nations despite their slim chances.
Reinstated coach Keshi said he is confident Nigeria will go past a difficult qualifying campaign on the way to successfully defend their Africa Nations Cup crown next year.
“We have the players who can do Nigeria proud in the remaining qualifier games and i know somehow we will make it to the finals and retain our trophy,” Keshi told media in Abuja.
Enebi in the same vein is optimistic that the Super Eagles will not dissapoint Nigerians as they will secure one of the tickets for the biennial tournament.
“The entire team is back now and we have to make a statement as the defending champions. God will see us through,” Enebi said.
Nigeria must win their two remaining games if they hope to defend the title they won in South Africa in 2013. The African champions play Congo in Brazzaville on November 15 and host South Africa four days later in Uyo.