Keshi cautious, Ighalo wants to score against Chad



Super Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Keshi, has Nigerians to support the national team in their bid to qualify for the Gabon 2017 African Nations Cup, adding, however, that they should tamper their optimism of a wide goal margin defeat of Chad with caution.

Nigeria will meet Chad tomorrow in Kaduna their opening game of the Gabon 2017 qualifiers.

Speaking on the state of his team ahead of the game, Keshi said his boys were working hard to be in top shape for the match, adding that the players were determined to ensure they started to race to Gabon on a sound footing.

According to Keshi, who disclosed that most of the Chadians play their football in France and other European nations, the task before the Super Eagles is to get a win no matter how low the goal margin.

Keshi, who reiterated that his team would not underrate the Chadians, says, “We will take the game as if it is the World Cup final. The fact that many people see Chad as a small team compared to Nigeria would propel them to want to beat us, but we will be ready for them.

“ I have some clips of their past matches and from what we have seen they can be very dangerous, but we will be ready for them.”

Meanwhile, Watford striker, Odion Ighalo, says his ambition is to score at least a goal against Chad tomorrow.

Ighalo, who helped his team to qualify for the English Premier League last season, says getting on the score sheet would put his international career on a strong path.
“I will give my best to see that the team wins and also get my goal for team. We are really looking forward to Saturday’s game. The spirit in camp is very high and I know by God’s grace we will come out victorious.”

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