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World Cup qualifier: Keshi names squad next week
By | Feb 28, 2013
World Cup qualifier: Keshi names squad next week

Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said that invitees for a World Cup clash against Kenya will be known next week with no new player from the NPL. Nigeria hosts the Harambee Stars in Calabar on March 23. The African champions are currently top of Group F with four points, while Kenya are bottom of the standings with one point after both teams have played two games each.

Nambia and Malawi are the other teams in the group. “The list for the Super Eagles for the game against Kenya will be released next week on or before March 9. We already know the players but we are weighing up some option,s,” Keshi said. Keshi is expected to keep faith with the squad who won the 2013 AFCON in South Africa with Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike a notable absentee because of a long-term hamstring injury he suffered at the tournament.

Keshi’s assistant Sylvanus Okpala has already hinted that there would be no fresh call-up from the domestic league because it had yet to kick off. “The fact is that we are not going to call new set of players for the World Cup qualifier against Kenya, especially the home-based players because the league is not on and there is no platform to see them. We have enough players at our disposal to choose from now,” Okpala told a Lagos radio.

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