Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014 World Cup: Nigeria's final 23-man squad to be announced on deadline day

Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi has said he already knows his final 23- man squad for the World Cup but would wait till June 2 before unveiling the list.

"I have an idea of those who will go with us to Brazil but we will still wait till the last minute before we announce the list," Keshi was quoted as saying by the team's media officer Ben Alaiya after work out at the Philadelphia Eagles Stadium.

Keshi has chosen to wait till Fifa deadline day to name his final squad in order to watch for any drop in form and injuries.

Meanwhile Arsenal's coach Arsene Wenger has tipped Nigeria to reach the knock out stages due to the team's unity after watching the Super Eagles drew 2-2 with Scotland in an international friendly in London on Wednesday with Uche Nwofor and Michael Uchebo scoring for the African champions after they fell behind twice.

"[Nigeria] seem to have a really good team spirit, which is not always easy for African teams," Wenger wrote in his Eurosport World Cup preview.

"They have less star players. They have a real team, and it's been a while since that happened for them."

No comments:

Post a Comment

If we don't talk about our celebs, who will? Share your thoughts by commenting.