Vanguard (Lagos)

20 February 2013

Nigeria: Keshi's List for Kenya Out Soon

The list of the Super Eagles who will battle Kenya in a 2014 World Cup in March will be announced this month's end, officials have said.

Nigeria will host the Harambee Stars of Kenya in Calabar on March 23 and a training camp will be opened in Abuja soon.

It is believed coach Stephen Keshi will keep faith with the squad who won the 2013 AFCON in South Africa recently.

Eagles spokesman Ben Alaiya said a date has not been fixed when the camping will begin, but he is hopeful the list of invited players for the match will be released by the end of the month.

"The list of the players who will play the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Kenya should be made public before the end of the month," he disclosed.

"The game is on March 23 and as usual the home-based players will be the first set of players to resume while their foreign-based counterparts will join up later.

"There is no cause for alarm as our foreign-based players are back at their clubs and doing well, while the home lads are with their club preparing for the new NPL season."

Nigeria lead their qualifying group with four points from two matches, a point ahead of closest rivals Namibia. Malawi are third on two points, while Kenya have a point.

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