Abuja - Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has dropped two
players from the team camp in Abuja as the technical crew began the gradual
process of elimination.
The team is getting set for the 2014 Championship for
African Nations billed for South Africa from January 11 till February 1.
The two players dropped are midfielder Mohammed Ajia of Bayelsa
United and El Kanemi of Maiduguri defender Reuben Ogbonnaya.
The four players who are expected to join the squad in Abuja
immediately are the Bendel Insurance duo of Obannu Erhune, who stars for the
Benin side in the central defence position and his teammate, Ikeleji Bello, who
is central defensive midfielder.
Others are Warri Wolves Ewenike Achibi also a midfielder and
Mfon Udoh who recently crossed from Akwa United to Enyimba fc of Aba.
Head Coach Stephen Keshi, who spoke through his assistant,
Dan ‘The Bull’ Amokachi, said there was little or no time to prepare the squad
hence the need to quickly identify tournament materials.
“We have been tracking these players for some times now and
we want to give them a chance to prove themselves at a critical point like this
and we hope they won’t disappoint”, Amokachi declared.
Indications have also emerged that more players who fail to
measure up will be asked to go by the weekend after Wednesday’s test match
against Niger Tornadoes of Minna and another practice match that has been
scheduled for Saturday both at the mainbowl of the National Stadium in Abuja.