Keshi’s team list not final – Samson Siasia


A former Super Eagles Head Coach, Samson Siasia, has said that any team list from Coach Stephen Keshi for the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janerio was not final.

Siasia told newsmen in Lagos that many unforeseen circumstances could come up between now and the beginning of the tournament in Brazil.

He said that there was still time for adjustment as the country had not less than  six months to the World Cup, pointing out that within this period, some of the players on the current list could be injured or get out of form.

“So, you only pick players that are in form or playing in their chains; so there will be a lot of changes. You won’t get the players that will actually go to the World Cup now, not until you get very close; maybe two months from now or so before the World Cup,” he added.

He noted that early preparation with friendly matches were important planks in the steps to adequate preparation.

According to him, there is the need to spy on the teams in the group that Nigeria is in so as to know their strengths and weaknesses.

“Keshi can’t do all those ones; he has to send someone to go and look at them and get their videos; football has gone beyond what we see now, you understand.

“So, these are the areas they should help him,” he explained, pointing out that in his estimation, Keshi was doing well.

Siasia urged Nigerians to be critical of the preparations and offer suggestions and be ready to travel to Brazil to cheer their team to victory, saying with good preparation, the boys would do well.


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