Felix Owolabi advises Super Eagles to stop celebration and focus on the World Cup qualifiers

The former International has told Nigerian players to forget that they are champions of Africa and concentrate on the World Cup qualifiers
Former Nigeria winger, Felix Owolabi has advised Super Eagles players to forget that they are the champions of Africa and focus on the World Cup qualifiers.

Owolabi noted that after watching the game against Kenya last Saturday, he felt the needed to tell the players to concentrate on the remaining games so Nigeria will be represented at the World Cup in Brazil next year.

Super Eagles forced the Harambee Stars to a 1-1 draw last Saturday in Calabar to remain on top of the League Table with five points.

"The match has shown that there is more work to be done. I saw the game and I noticed that the boys are still in the euphoria of their triumph at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

"They must stop the celebration now and tune their mind to what lies ahead of the qualifiers. I believe they are capable of qualifying for the World Cup, but they must not take any country for granted.

"Any country can cause an upset in football, so it is very important that they brace up to the challenge and get the maximum points in the remaining two away games against Kenya and Malawi.

"I believe with the right preparations, the Super Eagles can beat Kenya in Nairobi. It is not too late. As champions of Africa, the Super Eagles cannot afford not to play at the World Cup.

"The next game is in June. There is enough time for us to get our act right and get the three points against the Harambee Stars in Nairobi," Owolabi said.