Rwanda Game: Yobo, Osaze promise early arrival

Super Eagles

The Super Eagles duo of Joseph Yobo who plays for Turkish side, Fernabahce and striker Osaze Odemwingie of  West Brom have reassured the national team handlers that they will arrive on time for the team’s departure for Kigali, Rwanda, on Monday.

This according to Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, was conveyed though phone calls and text messages from not only the duo but nearly all players invited.

“In fact this Thursday morning I received a very reassuring text message from Osaze, saying he would arrive on Sunday after his game on Saturday. Yobo and others have also been calling to pep us up and I must say it has been very encouraging to the team”,Keshi said after another rigorous training under the heat of Abuja which stood at 36 degrees Celsius on Thursday afternoon.

The former Super Eagles skipper added that even players who were not invited to camp have been calling him to find out why they were left out and he had assured them that their time would come under his reign as the national team manager.

Improved home lads

On the home-based players in camp, Keshi said they have started to show true professionalism and it would show when the team squares up against Rwanda in Kigali next Wednesday.

“Though, we are still on the look out for more players who can break into this team from any part of the country, because only the best should be playing for the national team of Nigeria. But these ones in camp have shown tremendous commitment and spirit and I can beat my chest that we are gradually reaching our destination.”


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