Thursday, October 18, 2012


Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has disclosed that he plans to stage a training camp for players from the Nigeria Premier League in Portugal ahead of the Africa Cup of Nation in January.

This will be in addition to the training camp most likely in Zimbabwe prior to the Nations Cup in South Africa. 

It is believed that 22 players from the domestic league will make the trip to Portugal with the hope that some overseas-based players will also join up.

"My plan is to have the home-based players for at least two weeks at the adidas training centre in Portugal'' Keshi said

“I have submitted my programme but we all know that time is not our friend.

“We have one friendly game against Venezuela in the US. And I am hoping that I should be able to have my foreign-based players for at least two weeks."  He concluded

Keshi will be at the draw in Durban and will be accompanied by NFF technical committee chairman Chris Green and Eagles team secretary Dayo Enebi.

They will depart the country on Monday. They are due back in Nigeria on October 26 after attending a seminar, the draw as well as a stadium inspection.

The Eagles training camp for the November 14 friendly against Venezuela in Miami will open on November 4. 

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