Abuja - Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has warned his squad to expect nothing less than a hostile Congo when the sides clash in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying action on Saturday.
The Super Eagles will on Thursday travel to Point Noire to take on their Group A rivals on Saturday, with the Red Devils currently second in the standings, three points clear of the Nigerians, who have endured a rock start to qualifying.
Keshi is expecting nothing less than a full-blooded encounter, saying: "The Congolese can be hostile, we have experienced it several times but we don't know how it is going to come on Saturday.
Also read: Keshi focuses on AFCON ticket, not contract extension
"But we have been talking to the players because African football requires the African mentality."
Keshi's continued presence with Nigeria remains steeped in controversy, with the tactician not officially contracted as head coach following the expiration of his previous deal in July.He explained: "I have not had any meeting with NFF. I have had meeting with the minister, that's all. The minister was the one that asked me to come. You all know that we don't have contract, we are just doing what we can for our country. We also want our country to excel, that's why we are here."
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.