John Utaka has declared that Nigeria’s Super Eagles will not look down on their Namibian counterparts, the Brave Warriors when they clash in Calabar this Sunday.
Both teams go head-to-head in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying.
Utaka made it clear that the Namibians will not be easy foes this Sunday.
The HSC Montpellier forward, however assured that the Super Eagles will defeat the Brave Warriors as “it is important to start on a winning note.”
“We don’t expect an easy game against Namibia. But we know how important this game is to us and the country and that is why we have told ourselves it is important to start on a winning note.
“This team have a lot of quality to win the match (against Namibia). I am confident we will win,” he said.
The 30-year-old forward also expressed happiness at getting a second chance to feature for the Nigerian men’s team.
“I’m delighted to be back in the team and I just want to give my best and help the team win games,” said Utaka.
Utaka has played in more than 40 games for Nigeria and was last part of the team during the 2010 Fifa World Cup as an unused substitute.