NIGERIA: Obi, Ameobi for Eagles recall

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Shola AmeobiInter Milan ace Joel Obi and Shola Ameobi are likely to make the 25-man Eagles squad for a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Kenya later this month.

Obi missed the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa due to a long-term muscle injury, while Ameobi’s contract at English premier League club Newcastle prevented him from the tournament.
However, defensive midfielder Obi has not been involved with his Italian Serie A club lately.

Officials are also insisting that injured Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike will be fit in time for the March 23 clash against the Harambee Stars in Calabar.

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi is expected to meet with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday to defend his call-ups.

Top officials of the Federation told MTNFootball.com,”Keshi is to defend his team list for the World Cup qualifier against Kenya on Wednesday before the list is released.”

”Coach Stephen Keshi is expected to come up with a 25-man list for the game against Kenya,” further stated NFF general secretary Musa Amadu.

The Super Eagles are expected to re-group this weekend at a training camp in Abuja with players from the domestic league before they relocate to Calabar a week to the match.

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