Emmanuel Ikpeme, the director of technical, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said on Thursday in Abuja the Super Eagles were more tactical than the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.
Ikpeme who watched the Eagles’ training on Thursday told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the Eagles have all it takes to secure a 2014 World Cup ticket.
"In terms of the technical and tactical aspects of the game, I don’t see the Ethiopians having an edge over us. Our players are good and you can’t take it away from them,’’ he said.
The NFF director of technical said the association had made preparations for the "worst case scenario’’ in case the Ethiopians decided to adopt any negative trick.
A NAN correspondent, who watched the training session, reports that Eagles striker Brown Ideye had a slight knock during the session.
This forced him to pull out of training to avoid aggravating the injury.
He, however, told NAN that the injury was nothing to be afraid of as he had only a muscle cramp and not a tear.
NAN reports that Thursday’s training gave team head coach Stephen Keshi the opportunity to put to test his possible starting line-up as all 23 invited players struggled for first team shirts.
The Super Eagles are expected to depart for Ethiopia early on Saturday morning through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja via a chartered flight.