Keshi To Recall Utaka, Mikel

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Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, said he hopes to recall Chelsea ace, Mikel Obi, and France-based striker, John Utaka, back to the Eagles’ nest for next month’s World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers.

Mikel Obi

Mikel is yet to feature under Keshi, who was appointed in November, while Utaka fell out of-favour since he made the final squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

“For Mikel Obi, he is on the books for players I am looking at for the month of June and like every other player I have been monitoring. For instance John Utaka is doing very well in France and nobody is talking about him,” Keshi told

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“The young boy at VVV Venlo, Michael Uchebo, also interests me, he scored at the weekend and he’s on my books for the June games.”

Utaka has rediscovered his form after he returned to the French Ligue 1 from England as he has fully established himself at title-chasing Montpellier.

Keshi has been equally delighted with the form of winger, Victor Moses, who he capped in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Rwanda in February. “Victor Moses has been in a devastating form and I am happy because it’s good for the National team,” said the Eagles coach.

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