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Keshi: We Are Still Building

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has warned people not to put too much pressure on his team just yet, despite booking a place in the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, as they are still building the team.

The Super Eagles put on a clinical display to thump Mali 4-1 in the semi-finals of the African showpiece and they will now meet either Ghana or Burkina Faso.

"I dedicate this win to God, and to the Nigerian people," said Keshi.

"Mali is a good team, Seydou Ketia is a very good player. But we also knew that they are a little bit slow, and that is why we attacked the ball on the ground.

"We are still building, we are not there yet. This team is just five weeks old, that team (in 1994) took five years to build. If I see a player that can still add to the squad, I will bring them in."

Keshi is on target to become only the second man to win the tournament as a player and a coach - with Egyptian Mahmoud El Gohary being the only person so far after winning in 1959 as a player and in 1998 as Pharaohs boss.

When comparing the team that he captained to the title in 1994 to his present crop, he said that they still have to get the same atmosphere in the squad.

"That team, we were like brothers. There is a lot of talent in this team, but I have to get the same atmosphere," he added.

Asked about the injury to star attacker Victor Moses, he added: "We will know about that tomorrow. Probably the doctor will have to do a scan. Hopefully it is not that bad. We will just pray because we need everyone in the team."

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