He, however, stated that he is preparing three-time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
He made this known while speaking to media at a pre-match conference at the Singapore National Satadium in Kallag ahead of today’s match against Brazil.
“The game against Brazil will show how much we are progressing after finishing third at the Africa Cup in Egypt. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to learn a few more things that will make us better and stronger for future challenges.
“This is an important test game for us, and we are here to learn from the best. We hope for a good game against Brazil on Sunday. This will help us prepare for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho next month,”
He also spoke on replacing some of the team’s top players who had resigned, “After the 2019 AFCON, two of our top players (Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo) retired and we have to see how to replace them. We saw a little bit in our friendly against Ukraine last month and hope we can improve on that performance tomorrow.
“A good showing against Brazil will help our confidence a great deal.”
The Super Eagles will be meeting the Samba Boys of Brazil for the first time in 16 years when both teams file out on today in an international friendly match at the 55,000-capacity Singapore National Stadium.