There are speculations that Nigerian Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi may not include Chelsea’s Mikel Obi in his list of players playing in the 2013 Nations Cup qualifier in Rwanda.
Though Mikel has resumed training after seven weeks out with a muscle problem, the coach insisted that only fit players will be involved in the game.
“It’s very simple only fit players would be invited now. We have three major qualifiers, there is CHAN 2012, AFCON 2013 and the World Cup qualifiers, so we are just building and everyone would get a chance but right now only fit players will be invited”.
“My list will consist of only players who are in action every week.”
With this statement, would Mikel who has been absent in his club for weeks be included in Keshi’s list?
On whether Blackburn Rovers striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni who has been given a back seat after he missed a sitter against South Korea at the 2010 World Cup would also feature, he said that, “There was no time I said Aiyegbeni was on my list. But if he makes it to the list, that means he deserves to be there,” said the coach.
However, those who top the list of call-ups include Vincent Enyeama, Joseph Yobo, Osaze Odemwingie, Obinna Nsofor, Efe Ambrose, Ike Uche, Taye Taiwo, Joel Obi, Brown Ideye, Ekigho Ehiosun and Austin Ejide.
Source: MTN football