–Big Boss worries over Nigeria dropping on FIFA ranking
Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has expressed worry over the recent national team dropping on the Federation International Football Associations, FIFA ranking, saying the country has to work harder to regain its position.
The Big Boss who reacted to the recent ranking which saw Nigeria dropping to the 37thposition in the world says it was not good news for him as a coach but confident the team will regain its rightful position.
He said the two matches played recently which could have contributed to the drop in ranking will serve as a wakeup call for both the players and the coaches while assuring the game against Sudan will be different from what Nigerians saw in Cape Town and Calabar few weeks back.
“Definitely, I am not happy with the news but there is hope and the hope is that we need to work harder and focus on how we can regain that position. We worked hard to get there and if there is a drop now, nobody will be happy but like I said, there is hope,” says the soccer tactician.
“The recent two matches we played may have contributed to that but we are focused and looking ahead with the hope that things will get better. The most important thing to us as a team for now is making sure that we qualify for the Nations Cup and we will continue to do our best.
The Super Eagles will face Sudan on October 11 in an away match before hosting them here in Nigeria few days after and Keshi has declared that the two matches are must win for his team to be back on track for the 2015 AFCON.