Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has warned his team against complacency after their 2-0 win in Congo on Saturday. But he has charged his team to stay focused ahead of Wednesday’s final group game against South Africa as qualification for the AFCON is not secured yet.
Keshi told Complete Sports in a chat shortly after the team arrived in Uyo that only a win will against Bafana Bafana will make up for the points missed at the start of the campaign.
“It’s not yet over,” he stated.
“The South Africans are coming and we will be prepared for them. We know what’s at stake and only a win will make up for our earlier lapses.”
He also applauded skipper Vincent Enyeama for his heroics in Saturday’s 2-0 win away to Congo in Pointe Noire.
“Enyeama did very well for the team and not in just stopping the penalty but also his ability to control his area. He’s was fantastic for us.
“Not just only him, Aaron Samuel who many people didn’t believe could make it in the team was very impressive for the team.
“I have been following him for over a year now in Norway and when the former England coach Sven Goran Eriksson took him to China I knew it was time to take a close look at him.
“Most Nigerian players in Europe are very good but are unlucky to be playing in lower leagues where they won’t be seen by many Nigerians on TV.
“He is justifying his place in the team which brings competition to the team.”
He also assured that defender Azubuike Egwuekwe will be fit for the game against South Africa but was not sure of the availability of Hope Akpan who dislocated his shoulder in the encounter.