After inviting 26 home-based players to camp ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says he doesn’t know yet which of the players will make the final team to face the Chadians.
The home-based players are expected to arrive at the Abuja camp on May 19th, and will later be joined by their overseas-based counterparts just before the game but Keshi insists he has to work with the players first before he’s sure of the ones that will make the final team.
“Well I don’t know, I need to have them on ground first and we’ll with what we have but we cannot be speculating on who will make the team,” he told a local radio station.
“I don’t think it’s the right thing to do to start speculating. We just have to wait until everybody is on ground and we start training then we know what to do,” he added.
The Super Eagles begin their quest to make the next Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, and must qualify from group G to make it, after failing to make the last edition in Equatorial Guinea.
Tanzania and Egypt also make up Nigeria’s group.