The Super Eagles will be in action at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by South Africa, coach of the national football team Stephen keshi has assured.
For many Nigerians it has been a harrowing experience seeing the Africa Cup of Nations going on with the Super Eagles conspicuously missing and would not imagine missing out yet again in South Africa.
The road to South Africa 2013 begins later this month when Nigeria will play away to Rwanda as the qualifiers begin across the continent and the ‘Big Boss’, as Keshi is fondly referred to, is already plotting his strategies at getting a ticket.
“I believe Nigeria will qualify for the next Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Right now I’m looking at inviting between 10-15 foreign based players for our first match with Rwanda,” Keshi said.
“We have to invite only the players we need. We will invite the best players no matter where they are based. The team is the Super Eagles. It must not be about where the player is based.”High expectationsAlready Keshi is aware he has to match his word with actions as his predecessor, Samson Siasia, was booted out for failing to make it to the Nations Cup.
Apart from Nigeria other big names missing at the ongoing Nations Cup include six times champions Egypt, Cameroon, Algeria and South Africa.
All these teams are keen to stage a comeback in South Africa.