This Day (Lagos)

12 December 2012

Nigeria: Keshi - Form Not Names Will Make AFCON 2013 Team

Super Eagles boss, Stephen Keshi, has said that only players who are in form will make his team to the Nations Cup, next January in South Africa.

Keshi, who is perceived by many to have a selection problem, going by the plethora of options available to him, declared that there is no such problem as players will naturally cancel themselves out in the course of camping for the Nations Cup.

"What we want to get is a good mix of players who can help us do well at the Nations Cup, we want to win and I know we can but like will always says names don't count in football anymore, if you are good enough, come and prove it and you will be on the plane to the Nations Cup. Objectivity is the watchword for selection of players and I promise I will stick to it."

'Big Boss' as Keshi was popularly known in his playing days, added that he and his team will make adequate selection of players for the Nations Cup as he hopes there would be no excuses when the championship starts next month in South Africa.

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