Abuja - Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said he missed having John Mikel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo and Emmanuel Emenike in his side that beat South Africa 2-0 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge played in Durban on Wednesday.
Mikel missed the encounter due to illness while Emenike told officials he needed time to settle down after a drawn out transfer saga that saw him move from Spartak Moscow to Fenerbahce. Omeruo was said to have angered a shoulder injury he picked up at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
“I missed Mikel, Emenike and Omeruo and numerous other players, and my players missed them too. The good thing is that we are not building the team around individual players, we are rather working as a unit,” Keshi said.
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