Seyi Olofinjana: Stephen Keshi will qualify Nigeria for 2013 Nations Cup

Former Super Eagles midfield stalwart believes that the national team coach will lead the team safely to South Africa

Seyi Olofinjana, former Super Eagles combative midfielder has added his voice to the call from some quarters that Coach Stephen Keshi is capable of leading the Eagles over the Lone Star of Liberia on Saturday.

The Hull City midfielder stated that he has the belief in Keshi and he hopes with his experience Keshi can help Nigeria to seal a spot in the Nations Cup after missing out on the 2012 edition.

“I believe the Eagles should not underrate Liberia in the second leg at all,” Olofinjana told

“They are good side but on the other side the Eagles still have the edge over them as the Eagles still have the advantage since they played a 2-2 draw in the first leg.

“And now we should be able to get a victory in Calabar, Keshi will do the job, and get a victory for us,” he added.

On his long absence from the national team, Olofinjana stated that he does not want to say anything for now.

He is happy on his present form as he is playing regularly for Hull City, alongside fellow Nigerian, Sone Aluko.

He played alongside Austin Okocha at the 2004 Nations Cup where the Eagles won the bronze medal.