Berlin - Nigeria did not have a classy dress rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup and not even manager Stephen Keshi knows for sure what can be expected from the Super Eagles.
A dispute over bonuses hung over preparations for the 2013 Confederations Cup and then the Super Eagles ended up getting bounced in the first round.
The reigning African champions Nigeria did bounce back and get past Ethiopia in the play-offs to reach Brazil. But it's unclear how the Super Eagles will play next summer.
Keshi continued to inject new young blood into the team that will help make up for the nation's poor showing at South Africa 2010, where they finished last with one point behind Argentina, South Korea and Greece.
Going into their fifth World Cup, Nigeria's leader once again will be Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel. And the country has high hopes for Sunday Mba, playing in the domestic league.
Many experts consider Nigeria the most talented African team and one which could aggravate some of the big favourites from South America and Europe.
But the Super Eagles are also known for their lack of discipline off the pitch. Which Nigeria team shows up could decide how far they go in Brazil.