CHAN2014: Keshi Rejoins Eagles Today, Alampasu Impress Ike
Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, is expected to rejoin the squad today after a hectic World Cup draws schedule that was rounded off with a search for the team’s permanent camp in Brazil last week.
Assistant Coach, Dan Amokachi, said Keshi will join the rest of the squad Thursday to continue with the Spartan training schedule that has been on for the past three days, noting that all invited players have acquitted themselves well.
Speaking at the weekly media parley, Amokachi said all players including the three Golden Eaglets stars invited have shown tremendous determination to be part of the final 23 man squad for South Africa 2014 tournament.
“All the players including the young Eaglets have been tremendous at training sessions and I personally will not be surprised if they make the final squad for the CHAN tournament, but we will have to wait for our boss to have a look at them and make a final decision”.
He commended the spirit of the playewrs in camp, declaring that even the older players in the team have refused to let go.
Though, he said the team has had to start building an entirely new team because most of those that originally started the home based team in the last months have gone for juicier deals in foreign leagues.
“About 80 per cent of the players we started with if not more have gone, but these new sets are giving us hope that Nigeria is always blessed with talented footballers”.
On his part goalkeeper’s trainer, Ike Shorunmu, said he has been very impressed with the two new goalies, Isah Danladi of Sharks fc and Golden Eaglets Sunday Alampasu.
“They have been wonderful along with Dan Akpeyi and Chigozie Agbim, they can even challenge for World Cup places, but it might be too early in the day, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for now”.