We can’t throw Eagles camp open, says Amokachie

By Ezeocha Nzeh, Guardian on 27/02/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 5,393


SUPER Eagles Assistant Coach, Dan Amokachie has ruled out the possibilities of throwing the team’s camp open ahead the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

   Amokachie, who represented Coach Stephen Keshi yesterday in Abuja during the unveiling of the newly designed Super Eagles’ jerseys, said throwing the camp open would not give the technical crew the required materials they need for the World Cup.

   “There is nowhere in the world that a senior national team coach throws camp open. That generation has passed because we have limited number of players to invite to camp. Our responsibility is to try to get the best legs for the tournament. I want to also let Nigerians know that they have a role to play in this project. Anyone who knows a player doing very well somewhere should let the coach know about him,” he stated.

    Amokachie also defended the delay in the submission of the 40-man Eagles pre-World Cup team list as directed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), arguing it was deliberate to enable the Eagles technical crew see the performance of the new invitees in the friendly against Mexico in USA.

   “Ordinarily, the question of whether we have submitted the 40-man list as directed by the NFF should be channeled to the head coach, but you know that we have not done that because we need to see some of the new players we invited for the friendly match against Mexico in America.

  “Keshi needs to see their contribution before he finally makes up his mind on those that can make the list and those to be left out. So, for now, no 40-man team list has been submitted to the NFF,” he said.

  On if there is still room for new players in the team, Amokachie said, “yes, there is still room to see new players outside those invited. If we still find a Nigerian doing well in Europe, in Niger Republic, in Nigeria and other parts of the world that can make positive input in the team, we can still consider him.”

We need all the best players we can assemble for the World Cup.”

    Meanwhile, in his efforts to ensure that Nigeria parades the best of its foreign-based players at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, Keshi has reportedly detailed a team of agents to monitor the performance of all Nigerian players in the various European leagues.

  The agents are to advise Keshi on new players that can be injected into the team ahead the final preparations for the World Cup.

 

Posted on March, 1 2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Biafra: IPOB reacts to Buhari’s claim of Nigeria...

42-year-old herbalist allegedly defrauds US-based Nigerian of N4m...

Burundi president condemns coup, forgives soldiers

Catholic faithful protest nationwide over killings

Palestinians, Israelis start long-term truce talks in Cairo...

PHOTOS: BBNaija stars, Marvis and Bassey were guests...

Shagari's death rumour untrue; family

Ebola scare in Asaba

We’ve had great experience, Falcons’ coach says

Abia State Government Press Release

EPL results for today

Nigerian military begins massive push to retake Boko...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (196) Business (42) Campus News (3) Crime (124) Economy (112) Education (128) Entertainment (148) Fashion and Style (3) General (831) Health (109) Inside Africa (40) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1946) Politics (974) Press Releases (116) Religion (9) Security (127) Sports (431) Technology (24) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News 2019 Election; Opposition mobilizing Bokoharam to cause crisis - FG Supreme Court reserves ruling in Rivers APC faction appeal Nigeria has been “hijacked” by a single ethnic group, the Fulani - IPOB UTME: JAMB registers over 300,000 in one week Once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven - Oshiomhole Bende 2019: Ben Kalu plays dirty, threatens to close down Anyaso's free school in Igbere BREAKING: INEC releases final list of candidates for 2019 general elections Court orders Police to provide basis for detaining Dino Melaye Even if Pope is my running mate, Christians won’t vote for me - El-Rufai Buhari approves Adamu as acting IG as Idris bows out today

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (24,395 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,590 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (17,471 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,754 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,396 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,167 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (6,207 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (5,860 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,811 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,585 views)