Jagiellonia Białystok of Poland defender Ugo Ukah has tipped the Super Eagles to go past Ethiopia in the 2014 World Cup play-off.
The 29-year-old who is looking forward to another opportunity in the Super Eagles shirt after making his long awaited debut for Nigeria in Kaduna two years ago said Nigeria will qualify for the World Cup by beating Ethiopia mercilessly in the first leg in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
"In all ramifications, Super Eagles deserve a World cup ticket. It is not only about winning the Nations Cup, but I think the flair of football has returned to Nigeria like what we used to see in the 90s. I started having passions for Nigeria since 1994 Nations Cup, though I was young but I can still remember some things back then. I think the truth of the matter is that history is trailing Keshi, he won the cup as a player and coach, and I still believe he will lead the team to the World cup as a coach again.
The lanky centre defender further heaps praises on Stephen Keshi’s achievement as a national team coach.
“There are no words to describe the coach than saying "best coach" in Africa. It is not only that he won the Nations Cup but on his confidence in the team and always stay to accept every critics. I am happy for him because he has done what white man could have done and he deserves some respect.
"Going to Ethiopia will be tough, the coach knows that already. It is better to prepare for war than undermining the team. Nigeria are good for World Cup, even the Brazilians are already expecting the country because of our populations and flair of football."