Brazil 2014 Nigeria: Odemwingie back, the 30 Eagles of Keshi for World Cup 2014

keshi11Stephen Keshi begins preparations his team a few weeks ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Super Eagles coach Tuesday unveiled a provisional list of 30 players who come into placement next week in preparation for the competition.

Few surprises. The return of Peter Odemwingie who was in cold ties for several months with Keshi but surely benefit from its strong performance with Stoke City since January. Comeback also for defender Joseph Yobo. However no Villareal scorer Ikechukwu Uche nor Ideye Brown of Dynamo Kiev.

Keshi as usual convened a dozen players from the local league.

Brazil, Nigeria are included in Group F with Argentina, Iran and Bosnia who unveiled their 23 men yesterday. Keshi believes: Nigeria will pass the first round.

“Everyone reserves the first place to Argentina when the tournament has not even started! Who can say today the one who will finish first? Nigeria, like other teams in the group has a chance. “

“Our goal is to pass the first round. Not only for Nigeria but also for the whole Africa! We have the potential.”


Goalkeepers: Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim , Daniel Akpeyi , Vincent Enyeama

Defenders: Azubuike Egwuekwe , Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echiejile , Godfrey Oboabona , Kenneth Omeruo , Joseph Yobo , Juwon Oshaniwa , Kunle Odunlami

Midfielders: Ejike Uzoenyi , Joel Obi , Nnamdi Oduamadi , Nosa Igiebor , Obi Mikel , Ogenyi Onazi , Ramon Azeez , Reuben Gabriel , Sunday Mba

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Emmanuel Emenike, Michael Babatunde , Michael Uchebo , Obinna Nsofor , Osaze Odemwingie , Shola Ameobi , Victor Moses.

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