Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi is looking confident ahead of his team's final group game against Ethiophia this Tuesday, as he saw many positive things from his players in the training session ahead of the crunch game.
Ethiopia are ready to write their history in the Africa Cup of Nations as their targeting a ticket into the knock out stage which can happen if they beat Nigeria in the final game of group C next Tuesday.
Nigeria were really disappointed with the 1-1 draw they picked up against Zambia on their second game of Africa Cup of Nations on Friday, especially because they conceded from a controversial penalty decision five minutes from time.
Defending African Cup of Nations champions Zambia will be facing a tough challenge in their second group game as they meet one of the tournament favorites, Nigeria.
Ahead of the Friday clash, Zambia tactician Herne Renard stated his hope that his team can pick up a good result that will keep their qualification chances alive in the final group game.
There was a contrast of expression after the African Cup of Nations game between Nigeria against Burkina Faso which ended 1-1 much to the disappointment of Super Eagles as they conceded deep in stoppage time.
Zambia is set to defend their African Cup title as they will play against Ethiopia on Monday and the 2012 winner will be expecting a positive result in their opening fixture.
The Copper Bullets' manager Herve Renard urged his players to keep the past behind and opens up a new beginning in 2013 by picking up maximum points on their opening fixture.
Having a considerably poor record in the African Cup, Nigeria arrived in South Africa with a mission to prove their ability and improve their previous achievements. The Super Eagles' captain Joseph Yobo stated that they will try to take one game at a time adding that confidence will grow as they progress further into the tournament.