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Afcon 2013:Keshi sure of Uche’s release

Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said he does not expect problems over the release of team’s top scorer, Ike Uche, during the AFCON qualifiers. Uche was Nigeria’s leading scorer in the qualifiers with three goals and he plays in the Spanish second division side which, unlike the La Liga, will not go on any break leading into the New Year. However, the Eagles coach assured he expects Uche’s club, Villarreal, to fully co-operate with him as regards the player’s prompt release for the tournament. “The only problem we might have is if Ike Uche is in the list because in the second division in Europe they would still be in action, but I don’t think we would have a problem if we asked the club to let him come because we granted them the favour of leaving him out of the Venezuela friendly,” Keshi said. “The thing is that the clubs know when they have to release these players. And we have spoken with the players and they have forwarded the message to their clubs.” Villarreal is fifth in the Spanish Segunda Division on 30 points from 17 matches, nine points adrift of table toppers Elche. All clubs are obliged by FIFA rule to release players at least 14 days to a major competition. In the meantime, the NFF technical committee will meet in Abuja on Friday by 12 noon to vet the list of foreign pros called up by Keshi for the AFCON.

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
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