Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi is maintaining a cool head ahead of next month’s make-or-mar 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Lone Star of Liberia at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
When both teams met in the first leg on September 8, scores were tied 2-2 and as the date of the reverse fixture looms large, Keshi, who has offered to quit if Eagles failed to qualify for the biennial tournament, said that there was no reason for him to be apprehensive of what lies ahead against the Liberians.
Speaking last week in Lagos, when he presented computers to the primary school that he attended, Keshi said that he was not losing any sleep over the Liberian match, insisting that his target of picking the Nations Cup ticket was going to be realised.
“I am keeping my cool over the match. We are going to qualify for the tournament. I am working hard to ensure that we get the ticket and I remain confident. My boys would deliver and I am not losing sleep over the game”, said Keshi, who has been mandated by President Goodluck Jonathan to qualify the Super Eagles for the Nations Cup to be hosted by South Africa.
On the computers that he alongside Paul Okoku donated to the school, Keshi said that he did it to identify with the school that he started from.
“This is about me identifying with my roots. This is where it all started for me and I’m happy to be doing this for these young pupils and hope that the kids would benefit from it. I am not doing this for anyone to emulate me. I am doing this because I was once here and had to come and identify with them”, said Keshi.