Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says the Super Eagles will have to sweat out for victory irrespective of who they are drawn against in the final round of the 2013 Nations Cup qualifiers.
Seven-time winners Egypt were eliminated on Friday by Central African Republic, meaning Morocco moved to Pot 1 and leaving Senegal as the strongest opposition the Super Eagles are likely to face on the road to South Africa.
But Keshi refuses to agree that the situation has improved, however marginally.
“It is not our birthright to beat any team. We have to work hard for every victory. We can’t just show up and expect to win.
“Look at Egypt, who would have believed that they would lose to Central African Republic. But they have.
“So we have to work hard no matter who our opponents are. Now, every country in Africa believes that anybody can be beaten, including Nigeria, so we have to sit up and plan and treat everybody with respect.”