Eagles Pros In From Next Week
Fri, 24/08/2012

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said the foreign pros for the 2013 AFCON clash in Liberia will begin to report from next week Saturday.

The Super Eagles battle fellow West Africans Liberia on September 8 in Monrovia with the return leg game in Calabar in October.

The overall winners will qualify for next year?s Nations Cup in South Africa.

Keshi also hinted that he will not pick a big contingent of foreign stars for the Liberia clash.

?Do not expect a long list of foreign players. There is nowhere in the world that the national league is disregarded. I am not going to invite 20 foreign-based players,? said the former Togo and Mali coach.

He also revealed that players in the Scandinavian countries whose league has been on since stand a better chance to make his list of players for the game in Monrovia. Players are engaged in pre-season to gain fitness ahead of the season.

But you know that leagues in the Scandinavia countries have been on so it means players in leagues like Russia, Ukraine, Sweden and Norway have been in the thick of action. Like I have always said, fitness and players who are ready to run for 95 minutes are my first considerations in naming the players on my list.?

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