Keshi to name Eagles squad on Thursday

Ahead of the crucial qualifiers involving the national team next month, Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi, has revealed that he will on

Thursday in Abuja, unveil his ‘hit’ squad for the three big games scheduled for June.

Already, 24 home based players have been sweating it out in Abuja for the last two weeks, for the international friendly against Peru in Lima

on May 23. Only 17 out of the 24 will be chosen; Mr. Keshi will then include five foreign-based players who have been called to play in the international friendly.

The Super Eagle’s head coach will name the players he has chosen for the friendly in Peru on Thursday.

He will also name the members of the team that will confront Namibia and Malawi in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Calabar and Blantyre

respectively. The team will also play against the Amavubi of Rwanda in Calabar in the African Nation’s Cup qualifiers.

The Nigerian squad for the clashes with the Brave Warriors of Namibia and the other teams from Malawi and Rwanda is expected to arrive in

Calabar on May 27 to start preparations for the big match. The Nigeria team will take on Namibia on Sunday June 3, the team will then fly to Blantyre to play Malawi on Saturday, June 9 and return to

Calabar to play Rwanda on Sunday, June 17.

The NFF has concluded arrangements to fly the team to Peru aboard Iberia Airline. The delegation will depart for Madrid from Lagos on May

19, and connect a direct flight from Madrid to Lima on May 20 – an 11-hour flight across the Atlantic Ocean.


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