NFF Releases Eagles' List Today

Samson Siasia

Samson Siasia

The list of Nigeria’s Super Eagles team that will file out against their Ghanaian counterparts in an international friendly match in London on 9 August will be made public today according to the Media Officer of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Demola Olajire.

Samson Siasia

Olajire said the technical committee of the NFF needs to deliberate on the list submitted by Coach Samson Siasia, as the former Nigerian international has to defend the inclusion of three or four players in the list.

According to Olajire, “the technical committee is expected to deliberate on some technical issues on the list with Siasia after which the final team list will be made public today.”

It was gathered that Siasia had submitted the list to the NFF since Thursday last week.

Siasia told P.M.Sports in Abuja yesterday that he is ready to explain his choice of players despite the fact that some members of the committee may not be favourably disposed to all the names in the list.

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“I will be meeting with the technical committee tomorrow (today) where I will defend my choice of players for the friendly tie game against Ghana. I do not foresee any problem arising from the list. We all want the team to succeed,” Siasia declared.

Despite scoring 15 goals last season for his former club, FC Sochaux in the French league 1 and debuting with a brace for his new club, Dynamo Kiev, as they defeated PFC Alexandria 3-1 last Saturday, Nigerian striker, Brown Ideye, cannot have easy stroll into the Eagles, instead he has been placed on standby list by Siasia.

While giving a hint on the players that Nigerians will see in the team that will tackle the Black Stars of Ghana, Siasia said: “I have the set of players I want to use for the game against Ghana next month and this has to do with the formation I’m planning for the team against Ghana. Nigeria is blessed with very good players and it really gladdens my heart that Brown Ideye is doing well. All I can say for now is that he is on standby list for the game against Ghana.”

“We are rebuilding, therefore the door is still open to players who have not yet

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