9th February, 2012
With Stephen Keshi’s declaration that he would prune down the number of players in camp by this weekend from the current 31, the battle for shirts has commenced at the Super Eagles camp in Abuja.
Only 21 players are expected to make the trip to Monrovia, Liberia on Monday and Keshi has kept all guessing as he keeps alternating the players with no one having an inkling of who will stay or go.
Thursday morning’s training was taken passionately by the players, that at least three players including petit winger Ejike Ozoenyi had some knocks during training.
Although, the players managed to bounce back to continue training, team officials feel that all the players were just struggling to impress the coaching crew to make the team to Monrovia and later Kigali in Rwanda.
It was gathered that Keshi will finally make up his mind after Friday’s friendly against the Voice of Nigeria (VON), at the Abuja FIFA Goal Project pitch. Meanwhile, players such as Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwueke, Papa Idris, Ejike Ozoenyi, Juwon Oshaniwa, Kabir Umar, new-comer Henry Uche and Bathlomew Ibenegbu are favourites to grab spots on the flight to Liberia.