Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi, has warned that there is no taking the foot off the pedal as the Eagles prepare for the semi-final against Ghana at the African Nations Championship on Wednesday.
The Eagles have been installed as tournamentâ€™s favourites after dispatching hosts, South Africa in Group Aâ€™s final game and overcoming a defensive Moroccan side 4-3 last Saturday in the quarter final but Keshi insists Wednesdayâ€™s semi final would be tougher.
â€˜â€˜If every team thinks you are the favourites then you foresee problem especially from the semi-final,â€™â€™ Keshi told Tribunesport.
â€˜â€˜From the training sessions to the match situation, we have to work harder, we came here to enjoy ourselves as first-timers but as we progress we learn more and more, the higher you go, the tougher it becomes. I can see that the boys mean business.â€™â€™
Ghana beat 2009 champions DR Congo 1-0 in their quarter-final clash on Sunday in Bloemfontein.