Keshi feels these games have given him and his players an insight into what lies ahead. "All I need is the mentality and discipline to dominate the game and take chances," he added. "In friendlies you can correct your mistakes but in a tournament it can cost us dearly.
national league - coaches - South Africa - 'It's not about colour... it's about hard work'
"People say it's easy to win with Sundowns (because of their financial strength), but why couldn't they win the league for the last seven years with the players that they bought and with the money that's been put into the team? What's the difference? I work hard, I don't play golf."
2014 World Cup - squad - Nosa Igiebor cut from Nigeria squad
Nosa Igiebor is one of the seven players to be dropped from Nigeria's final 23-man squad for the World Cup. The Real Betis midfielder and Parma's Joel Obi, who both faced Scotland in last week's 2:2 draw, have been plagued by injury this season. The other players to miss out are goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, midfielders Ejike Uzoenyi and Nnamdi Oduamadi.
2014 World Cup - squad - Idrissou dropped from Cameroon squad
Mohamadou Idrissou is one of the five players to be dropped from Cameroon's final squad for the World Cup. The 34-year-old Kaiserslautern striker has struggled in recent times and missed a penalty in a 2:1 friendly loss to Paraguay last week. Otherwise coach Volker Finke has opted for a tried and trusted line-up for his World Cup squad.