We can’t throw Eagles camp open, says Amokachie

By Ezeocha Nzeh, Guardian on 27/02/2014

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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

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