12 October 2012

Nigeria/Liberia: Eagles Are Living in the Past - Liberia Coach

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Liberian soccer fans.

Liberia Head Coach, Kaetu Smith believes Nigeria's Super Eagles are still basking in old glory.

Nigeria play hosts to Liberia this Saturday in Calabar in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier and Smith holds no fear for their illustrious opponents.

The former LPRC Oilers coach believes that his Lone Star can replicate Guinea's feat of last year by eliminating their Nigerian counterparts from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Smith is also unperturbed whether Nigeria will parade an all-overseas team or home-grown side this Saturday at the UJ Esuene Stadium, as he and his men aim to upset the Super Eagles.

"Personally, I am not afraid of the Nigerian team whether it is home-based or foreign-based professionals.

"Nigeria isn't like before, because they are living in the past. If Togo can qualify for the World Cup (in 2006) and Guinea could qualify at their expense in the last Nations Cup qualifier, Liberia can do same too," said Smith.

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