Doors Still Open For Osaze, Yobo, Lukman – Keshi

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Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi has stated that players like Joseph Yobo, Osaze Odemwingie, Chinedu Obasi Ogbukem and Haruna Lukman, who have not featured in his plans recently, are still part of the team.

Keshi, however, warned that even though he is ready to welcome them back, it will not be based on sentimental grounds, but on what they can bring to the team.

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“We don’t want to play names but any player who can bring success to the team is what we are after and if these players we have mentioned have it, then they can go with us to the World Cup,” he said.

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“We have players as old as 39 years old playing at top level for their countries and some have been very successful at that, I want to see that happen in Nigeria.”

Keshi also declared that he will not promise the 2014 CHAN trophy, but hopes the team will still make Nigeria proud.

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In his words: “It’s because we’ve got little or no time and we are working with new boys on this project, but I hope we do the naion proud in CHAN, but I cannot promise the trophy.”

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