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Eagles 'mentally prepared' for play-offs

10 September 2013, 10:07

Lagos - The Super Eagles team psychologist, Dr Robinson Okosun, said on Monday that the team was mentally prepared to face any team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup final play-off.

Okosun said in Calabar that the game plan of the team was beyond winning Malawi, but to qualifying for the mundial.

"Psychologically, the Eagles are prepared for the final play off and with the right attitude and experience of Stephen Keshi-led technical crew, the team will qualify for the 2014 world cup.

"We have to give kudos to the boys because they did not play under any tension at all and they did not play under any anxiety.

"Our focus is beyond Malawi. Our focus is to play the last game that will qualify us for the 2014 world cup,’’ he said.

Okosun said the secret to the Eagles' success was the road map given by Keshi, the dedication of the players and backing by the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

"I think the boys (players), have rededicated themselves to duty. We have to thank coach Stephen Keshi, who, from the onset, gave the team the road map.

"The players know that as Africa champions, they will remain on alert because every team want (sic) to beat Nigeria.

"The leadership of the Nigeria Football Association (sic) has given the needed backing to the technical crew to succeed,’’ he said.

Okosun said he was optimistic that the Eagles would survive any opposition to qualify for the Brazil 2014 world cup.



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