Daily Trust (Abuja)

25 February 2013

Nigeria: No More Long Camps for Keshi - NFF Official

Top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have told MTNFootball.com Coach Stephen Keshi would no longer enjoy long training camps as was the case previously.

The Eagles before winning the recent Africa Cup of Nations set up training camps for at least four weeks before every game with the home-based players opening such camps for three weeks.

"Camping for the Eagles will not be like before where they stay in camp for like a month before a game," a top official said.

"Keshi already has a clear picture of his team and as such we don't expect him to have an extended camping like it used to be."

The NFF finances have also taken a big hit as the 700 million Naira spent for the Nations Cup will now be deducted from their annual government subvention.

Keshi is expected to forward his list of call-ups for the World Cup qualifier at home against Kenya this week to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The Eagles are expected to open camp next month with players from the domestic league before they are joined by their colleagues from Europe a week leading to the March 23 clash in Calabar.

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