I WANT TO BEAT SYLI STARS SILLY -SIASIA

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Super Eagles' Coach, Samson Siasia, has said his team would aim at beating Guinea 30 at home next month to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in style.

The senior national team needs to win 1-0 on October 8 in Abuja to finish top of Group B ahead of the Syli Stars and book a passage to the Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in January.

But Siasia said he would want to teach the visitors a big lesson by beating them silly next month.

'The issue now is not beating the Syli Stars of Guinea, but to beat them silly,' said Siasia, who will release his list of call-ups for the crucial qualifier next week.

'We need to beat them by as many as three goals to nil.

'We have to prepare well and find a way to win convincingly to earn the sole group ticket.

'They have nothing at stake in Abuja, they will surely fall.'

Guinea visited Nigeria last 14 years ago and lost 2-1 in a 1998 World Cup qualifier, with Daniel Amokachi firing a brace.

Guinea, however, pipped Nigeria 1-0 in Conakry last October and has led the qualifying group that also includes Ethiopia and Madagascar.

Siasia also said he has accepted goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama's apology following the incident over the team's travel plans that forced the coach to drop the Lille star from the recent matches against Madagascar and Argentina.

'I have received and accepted his apology,' said the Eagles' handler. 'It was very unfortunate that the incident happened before our departure.

'I dropped the player because I was afraid of his state of mind before such an important match.

'But it is now left for the federation to decide on his future with the team,' he added.