But former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Joe Erico has advised the players of the Super Eagles and the coaching crew to make sure that they are well prepared for the Ethiopians, who are returning to the Nations Cup stage after an absence of 31 years.
“There are no minnows again in football, especially in Africa," Erico said to Goal.com.
“I can remember that we played against them last year in a Nations Cup qualifier and we could only manage a draw. And they will be prepared for this appearance.
“So as much as the Eagles will prepare well to face Burkina Faso and Zambia, I want the team to prepare well against Ethiopia and the coaching crew must make sure that they are psychologically ready.
“We might need that victory to qualify for the second round," he added.