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Keshi: We'll make Nigeria proud

02 April 2014, 08:34

Abuja - Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi says that his primary objective is to assemble a formidable team that will do the nation proud at the 2014 World Cup.

Keshi is under pressure to bolster the team with the invitation of some experienced players who had previously been left out. The technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation are also waiting on Keshi to present a provisional list of 35 players, however Keshi has assured that there is no course for alarm.

"My goal is to make Nigerians happy and build a strong national team for them," he told FourFourTwo.com

Keshi stated that his Super Eagles team is one that thrives on mutual respect between the players and the coaching crew. He further revealed that his responsibility to act as a role model to the players means he always has to live above board.

"If I respect you, won't you respect me back? There is a fine line between a coach and a player," he said.

"These boys look up to me. They see me as a role model. I have to live up to that. I have to show them that," he added.

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