December 17, has tentatively been chosen as the day camp will open in Abuja to kick-start preparations for the Nations Cup in South Africa while the foreign pros have a lifeline to report between January 3 and 4. Keshi said in Miami, that the camp will open with home based professional players while their foreign based counterparts are expected to join the squad in Faro, Portugal.
"We need to work together for at least two weeks and after that we should have a strong squad that can challenge any team in the world that is why we want everybody in camp by January 4th at the latest." Keshi said.
The coach is presently holidaying with his family in the United States and will return in the second week of December. The Super Eagles are scheduled to return to the country this evening through the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos via Delta Airlines
Levantre of Spain striker , Obafemi Martins may not have scored in the friendly against Venezuela, but he's thinking of doing that when he returns to the team soonest, even as Head Coach Stephen Keshi assured that he would be given a second chance when camp opens for the Afcon 2013 preparations.