Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Super Eagles

Herve Renard © Gallo Images

Renard unimpressed but cautious of Nigeria



Nigeria manager, Stephen Keshi has said he would not want to be dragged into any exchange of words with Zambia head coach, Herve Renard.

The Nigerian head coach does not want to be drawn into any mind games before the Africa Cup of Nations starts this Saturday.

Keshi is concerned about his team ahead of their Afcon opening game against Burkina Faso's Stallions on Monday.

"I'm not concerned with what the Zambian coach has said. Everyone is entitled to his opinion. I have a job to do as Nigeria's coach and I'm only focused on doing that job by presenting a strong team for the Nations Cup.

"Right now we are only going to take each game one at a time. We are focused on facing Burkina Faso first. When the game with Zambia comes up then the scores will be settled. So we are not in a hurry to face them as they are the defending champions," said the former Nigerian skipper.

Zambia coach, Renard had scrutinised the performance of their Afcon group rivals, Nigeria's Super Eagles against Cape Verde Islands.

The Frenchman was unimpressed with the display put up by the Nigerians in the pre-Afcon game against Cape Verde's Blue Sharks.

"I think you saw Nigeria the other day against Cape Verde. Do you think it was the best this time?

"I don't think so. So on January 25 against Nigeria, it will be a different game, it will be a tough game," Renard was quoted to have said.

Nigeria and Zambia will square up at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on January 25.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Time to get technical
It’s a well-known fact that technical directors are greeted with a high degree of scepticism within...

Abiye Opuamah
Does Van Gaal know what he is doing?
Robbie Savage's recent observation around the freedom Louis van Gaal has been given at Manchester...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Too early to crown Chelsea
Six matches into the BPL season, it seems this season might be a walk in the park for Chelsea. Or...

Arjun Vidyarthi
No need to panic yet
A bolt from the blue. That’s how media outlets all over the world are describing Phil Jagielka’s...

John Dykes
Is it time the Gunners stopped hurting?
Given recent results, it’s understandable that fans of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will be a...

Clyde Tlou
MultiChoice Diski Challenge you beauty!
The tournament develops young players, referees and television production crew as well. What more...