Stephen Keshi: I will do my best at the Africa Cup of Nations

The Super Eagles coach says he is confident of a good outing in South Africa as his team departs the Portugal camp for the tournament
Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi has said that he will do his best at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Keshi who is leading a team of 23 players comprising 17 players who are debutants and six players in the Nigeria Premier League said that he will surely do what is required of him at the tournament.

"I know the stakes are high amd we are expected to do well in South Africa. As for me, I am ready for a good outing at the competition," Keshi told a Channels Television programme, Sports Tonight.

"We have done everything that we need to do and the boys are rearing to go and make a name for themselves. We have painstakingly prepared for the Nations Cup and we are just waiting for the Tournament to start.

"But I will not be drawn into making predictions. What I know is that we have prepared very well and the players are in high spirits.

"We are going to take every game as it comes. Anybody can make predictions, but every game will be approached on its merit."

The Super Eagles concluded their warm up with a 5-0 defeat of Portuguese second division club Farense on Tuesday with the team set to depart for South Africa in high spirits.

"We have played our last friendly and Nigerians should just remain steadfast amd have faith that this team will do well," Keshi said.

The former Togo coach won the trophy in 1994 as captain and will hope to also lay his hands on the trophy as coach of the Super Eagles this time.

Nigeria are drawn in Group C with Zambia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.