Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has explained that the delay in releasing the 30-man provisional World Cup list was to give enough time to monitor players who were in good health and physical condition.”
According to Keshi, there was no point calling up players who won’t be available when the tournament kicks-off in Brazil.
“As you know, many leagues especially in Europe are ending. Some players could have one or two knocks which they have been nursing. The invited players are expected in camp three days before our first test match against Scotland.”
Meanwhile, football fans in the country are questioning the inclusion of Parma’s Joel Obi and Waasland-Beveren’s Gabriel Reuben, who have been troubled by injuries.
Nigeria will be making its fifth appearance at this year’s World Cup in Brazil and has been put in Group F with Iran, Bosnia and Argentina.