Abuja - Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says only fit
players will make the final squad to the 2014 Championship for African Nations.
23 out of the 30 players currently in camp will make the
trip to the tournament that kicks off in South Africa from January 11.
“Keshi said there was little time left for the technical
crew to prune down the present squad from 30 players to 23, hence the need to
intensify training and get the best out of the players in camp”, a press
release from media officer Ben Alaiya reads.
It’s expected that by the end of the week the team would
have been pruned down in preparation for departure to South Africa in the first
week of January.
“At the moment not even the established players like
Chigozie Agbim, Sunday Mba, Solomon Kwambe, Gambo Mohammed, Benjamin Francis
and Azubuike Egwuekwe are sure of shirts as Keshi made it clear that only the
fittest and the best as shown in training and practice matches will be picked
for the tournament”.
The team has also shifted its training site from the FIFA
Goal Project arena to the training pitch of the Abuja National Stadium, to get
used to natural turf which organisers of CHAN 2014 will use for the tournament.