Thursday, December 20, 2012
Coach Steven Keshi Releases AfCON 2013 List, Ezekiel Out
Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi, has hinted that his list of foreign-based pros will be made public on Christmas day.
However, while the names are kept close to his chest, the gaffer still managed to give away some of the professionals who will be on that list when he said Russia-based strikers Ahmed Musa and Emmanuel Emenike as well as Ogenyi Onazi will be in camp in Portugal on December 29.
Keshi also said Ukraine-based striker Brown Ideye will also join up with the rest of the squad on the same day.
Also expected on the list as disclosed by Keshi are late minute entrants; Shola Ameobi of Newcastle United and Bright Dike of the American soccer league who both made their debut for the country last month with the international friendly against Venezuela.
The former Togo and Mali coach said that generally the level of discipline in the camp was encouraging except for the attitude exhibited by Ezekiel who was turned back for reporting late.
“We are trying to build a much disciplined squad for the Nations Cup and we are a bit surprised that a home-based player who is making a first appearance will decide to report late when even his mates who have stayed over a year with us still respect arrival dates. We hope when next he gets an opportunity he will know that time is of essence,” Keshi said.