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The Super Eagles boss insists that he is not concerned with leaving a legacy following success as both a player and a coach and admits concerns about the pich in Ethiopia

Nigeria boss Stephen Keshi insists that his sole priority is securing coming through their World Cup play-off with Ethiopia and not on leaving a legacy with the national team.

The former Anderlecht defender led the Super Eagles to Africa Cup of Nations glory on the pitch in 1994 before achieving the same feat as coach 19 years later, his side beating Burkina Faso in the 2013 final in South Africa.

Egypt's Mahmoud El-Gohary is the only other player to have achieved the same feat but Keshi told reporters outside the team's training ground in Addis Ababa: "[I think] nothing [about a legacy], let me have a very good result [on Monday] and that's it.

"We will attack when it's necessary and, when it's necessary to defend, we will defend. You just have to study the game and make the right decisions."

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Much has been made of the effects of the altitude at the Addis Ababa Stadium but Keshi is more concerned about the state of the pitch/

"The pitch is very hard; something needs to be done," the 51-year-old remarked. "A little bit of watering the field would be very nice to ensure a very good game and for the players on both sides not to be injured. We need to see nice football."

Keshi also praised the work of Ethiopia boss Sewnet Bishaw and stressed that his side will not be affected by the vociferous home support on Sunday.

"Whatever the Ethiopian fans are doing is not new, we'll just concentrate on our game and come out and play," he added. "I think it’s right for the fans to support their team. If you come to Nigeria, it is the same thing and, all over the world, teams have their fans supporting them.

"[Ethiopia] are a very good team, I think they have a very good coach, a seasoned coach. He not only loves the game, he's a very good man.

"I was lucky to know him more when we were in Egypt for a course and I look forward to seeing him. Ethiopia should be happy that they have a coach like that."

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