Flames coach has said he is under no pressure as the Flames invade U.J. Esuene Stadium for the crucial World Cup qualifier.
The Super Eagles only need a draw for them to proceed to the last qualifying round of the 2014 Brazil World Cup while and Malawi need to win the game.
“I don’t have any pressure. I am here in Nigeria for a win and I know we can beat Nigeria. We are not underrating Nigeria but I know we can win,” Saintfiet said in an interview from Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama on Wednesday said the Eagles need nothing less than a victory as they take on Malawi.
The Lille of France goalkeeper also stressed that there had never been a time he lobbied or mounted pressure to remain as the Super Eagles goal keeper but that he seems to have luck with the team of coaches that handle the senior national football team.
“I am not under any pressure to be number one goalkeeper for the Super Eagles. I have never lobbied to remain so. Nigeria has abundance of talented goalkeepers. But you see, it depends on the coaches. Somehow, they seem to have confidence in me. I think that is why they continue to retain me.”
Enyeama is responsible for the first leg draw after he conceded a late silly goal from John Banda that gave Malawi a point in Blantyre.
But Technical director of Nigeria’s national teams, Amodu Shuaibu, has cautioned the Super Eagles coach to be wary of the Flames.
Amodu who once coached the Super Eagles, said that the game will boil down to the psychological state of the teams.
“Anything can happen in football and of course the Malawian coach will come with his psychological warfare as usual to try to throw pressure or tension into our camp but I think we have grown more matured than that, however, we shouldn’t take them for granted,” Amodu said.