Keshi thumbs down 35-man squad

 Keshi thumbs down 35-man squad

By Anthony great

Apr 1, 2014 4:26:00 PM

The Super Eagles head coach has revealed that he would be naming a handy team for the 2014 World Cup preparations
Coach Stephen Keshi has disclosed that inviting a 35-man squad for Nigeria’s World Cup preparations will be unproductive.

With less than two months to the commencement of the quadrennial football showpiece, the former national team skipper insists that he would only call on a few players that will make the country proud.

“I don’t know where these stories of 35 players are coming from,” Keshi told

“I have less than three weeks to prepare for the World Cup and so we need to be serious because of the limited time at our disposal.

“I will only invite those who will give us what we need and I intend to make the list available at the right time,” he concluded.

Nigeria’s first game is against Iran in Curitiba on June 16 before facing Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina in Group F of the competition.


How worried should Nigeria be about Victor Moses?

 How worried should Nigeria be about Victor Moses?

Apr 2, 2014 4:05:00 PM

It’s not been a positive season for one of the Super Eagles’ key attacking threats, but should Stephen Keshi and Nigeria fans be concerned?

By Solace Chukwu

As the English Premier League title race of the 2011/2012 season went down to the wire, Wigan Athletic welcomed Manchester United to the DW Stadium. The Red Devils were locked in a titanic battle with ‘noisy neighbours’ Manchester City and the games were drying up for both teams. It was April.

Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp winner on the final day of the season will go down in history as one of the seismic moments in English football, but that night in Lancashire was when the unsavoury put on the cloak of plausibility. Wigan utterly outplayed Manchester United to hand the title initiative to the blue half of Manchester, and a 21-year-old Victor Moses announced himself to the world.

His manager at the time, Roberto Martinez, gushed with praise; “His actions in one-on-ones are sensational… You don’t see many players like that in the modern game… Lionel Messi [is] another, albeit on a different scale.”

Moses had the world at his feet.

An excellent dribbler, equipped with searing acceleration, his success in the England youth ranks led many to believe he would progress into the Three Lions first team