Friday, March 01, 2013


Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, has declared that he will explore the option of calling up players outside of the squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa last month.

The African Champion are billed to play their first competitive game later this month against the Harambee Stars of Kenya in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying later in the month

The Big Boss would rather keep the names of the players he intends to hand recalls to the team to his chest

"I won't rule out bringing in players that were not with us in South Africa for the Nations Cup. Like I've always said the national team's door isn't closed to players who are in top shape and form with their clubs.

"Right now we will need all of our best players who are ready to play for the country for our next game. As for the names of players I'll invite for our next game you'll have to wait," said Keshi.

Keshi also stated that he is not giving up on injured Spartak Moscow forward, Emmanuel Emenike ahead of the clash with Kenya.

"Currently I can't say much about his health as he is not with us now though I hear he's out for several weeks. But we are not totally ruling him out of the game, and we will get the true picture of things as it concerns him in a matter of days," said Keshi.

The Super Eagles  will play hosts to their Kenyan counterparts, the Harambee Stars in Calabar on March 23.

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