A battle cry was issued on Tuesday to national team players to take the games against Liberia on January 15 and Rwanda on January 29, as potential cup finals and ensure victory.
Head coach Stephen Keshi, while addressing the players asked them to forget the plaudits they received after the friendly against the Angola national team which ended goalless.
“That is the trash can of history, we need to focus on the future and you people must prove to me while I should not invite more than three of four foreign based and that is why we must go and beat Liberia and go to Rwanda and win.”
He said he has seen enough talents in the team that he feels if they give their 100 per cent concentration, they can beat any team in the world.
“But you need good mentality and to always concentrate.”
At Tuesday training, 29 players sweated it out at the FIFA Goal Project inside the premises of the National Institute for Sports.
Big boss Keshi, was fully incharge and was assisted by Dan Amokachi, Sylvanus Okpala, Coach Valere and goalkeeper’s trainer, Ike Shorunmu.
The team will continue its work out on Wednesday at the same venue as preparations reach fever pitch for the two games ahead.
There are already indications that the team may play a friendly against an Abuja based side by Friday as tune up for the Liberia friendly.