By Shina Oludare
Former Nigeria goalkeeper Joseph Dosu has warned that the Super Eagles should be given the best of preparation if they hope to scale above their opponents in Group A of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifying round which starts next month.
Nigeria will face Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan in the battle to secure a ticket for the 2015 Afcon billed for Morocco.
The 1996 Olympic gold medalist insists the group is a tough one but is optimistic that the Super Eagles will make it to Morocco if the NFF put their house in order and settle the coaching contract of Stephen Keshi early enough.
"A lot of countries have been playing games against each other while we are still not settled but I believe Nigerians should have told Keshi to continue, and then the coaching crew can now decide on which players to invite," Dosu told Goal.
"For sure, we shouldn’t be afraid but the important thing is for our federation to put their house in order and decide on the choice of coach they want to continue with the national team,” he added.
The draw is seen as a rekindling of rivalries between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana, the South Africans are hoping to earn their first victory in a competitive match against the reigning African champions.
"There is no pushover in football anymore; all now depends on how your preparation is. If we have good preparations, I think we can beat them home and away.
"We have done that against the South Africans and we should be able to overrun the Rwandans in both legs but for me, preparation is important. Determination and confidence will come into play despite having the right players, he concluded.