Lagos – Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde has
reacted to the provisional list of Super Eagles for the 2014 Brazil World Cup
released on Tuesday by Coach Stephen Keshi, saying it was his choice.
Keshi had announced a provisional list of 30 players, recalling
team captain Joseph Yobo and Osaze Odemwingie but dropped Villareal's Ikechukwu
Onigbinde told New Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday on
telephone that the team list was Keshi's choice.
“The team list is the choice of Keshi as the man in charge
who knows what pattern he wants to use for the matches at the World Cup in
Brazil,” he said.
Onigbinde, who said it was a long time he saw the players
last in action, wondered if he had the temerity to question his action in
leaving out or including a particular person in the team.
“All we can do is to wish the players and their handlers
well at the World Cup,” he said.
He called on Nigerians to pray and support the team to do
Nigeria will be playing in Group F alongside Argentina,
Bosnia-Herzegovinia and Iran at the Mundial.
Keshi’s 30-man team list released on Tuesday are Goalkeepers
Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim and Daniel Akpeyi
The defenders are Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa,
Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Yobo, Kunle
Odunlami and Efe Ambrose
The midfielders are John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon
Azeez, Joel Obi, Nosa Igiebor, Michael Uchebo, Ejike Uzoenyi, Sunday Mba, and
Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike, Obinna Nsofor,
Osaze Odemwingie, Babatunde Michael, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofor and Nnamdi
Oduamadi are the strikers.
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