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Brazil 2014: NFF, Keshi to release provisional list May 6

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi is expected to meet with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation Tuesday, May 6 at the Glass House, Abuja.

The meeting will dwell on the long-anticipated 38-man provisional list of the Nigerian squad for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

Insiders hinted that the list will be made public after the meeting which is expected to be brief.eagles-train

The meeting which is coming on the heels of an earlier one held April 22, that failed to yield expected result as Nigerians were kept to wait longer for the list which has been shrouded in controversy.

Sports Vanguard gathered that in the last meeting Keshi had with the NFF bigwigs he was congratulated over his reconciliation with Stoke City forward, Osaze Odemwingie but was made to sweat over his hard stance on Ike Uche.

Speculations were rife during the week that Keshi’s list would be dominated by the Afcon 2013 winning squad with a few additions that have featured in some of the friendly matches the team has played so far.

Some of the players who were not part of the 2013 Afcon squad like Osaze Odemwingie and Germany based Leon Balogun are heavily favoured to be part of the preliminary squad expected to assemble in England May 26, ahead of the international friendly against Scotland at Craven Cottage on May 28.

If there are going to be any new faces, these might include Belgium based duo Michael Uchebo, Imoh Ezekiel, Spain based Ramon Azeez and Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi based in Germany.

A member of the NFF technical committee, Paul Bassey had promised news men after their April 22 meeting that the list will be released this week. He explained that the reason was to allow for more consultation so as to be able to come out with a list of players that Nigeria would be happy with.

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
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