Keshi scouting Team Base Camp
The Nigerian Football Federation has given the Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, permission to choose a base camp for the team in Brazil towards the 2014 World Cup.
Keshi is presently inspecting a number of possible camps in Brazil, specifically around Sao Paulo.
Keshi told the media that he felt priviledged by the opportunity to choose the team base camp.
“I am happy to have been given the free hand to select the team base camp. You may think it is a small gesture but not every head coach has that privilege. I am certainly going to use the opportunity to select the best for our team,” he said.
Keshi’s African champions will contend with two-time world champions Argentina as well as Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran in Group F.
Most of the 32 participating countries are also looking around Sao Paulo for their TBC. A total of 83 TBCs were offered in the final TBC Brochure.
A team base camp consists of a hotel and a training site. All participating member associations must confirm their team base camp before the end of next month.
All teams must report at their camps no later than five days before their first match of the tournament. For Nigeria, that means no later than 11 June, five days before the Super Eagles clash with Iran at the 41,000-capacity Arena da Baixada in Curitiba – a city of 1.7million people in the south of Brazil.
The Eagles will then tackle Bosnia-Herzegovina at the 42,000-capacity Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, a city of approximately 550,000 people in the centre west, on Saturday, 21 June, before flying to the south again to play Argentina in what is Group F’s most anticipated game.
That match comes up at the 48,000–capacity Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, a city of more than 1.4 million people, on Wednesday, 25June.
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