Keshi’s Eagles gets a trim

Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi has cut down the number of players in his team by four with more to go in the next couple of days.

Former Celtic midfielder, Rabiu Ibrahim has been told he can leave the camp as well as Rizespor attacker, Uche Kalu.

Henry Uche who plays for Enyimba and Papa Idris of Kano Pillars have also left the Faro, Portugal camp of the Super Eagles

Keshi had during Sunday morning training session hinted that some players will be asked to go in the evening, and admonished such players to take it in good faith as it did not mean that they were not good.

He told them there was no way the coaches could take everyone to South Africa for the AFCON.

Even before the players were asked to go, three coaches, Sylvanu Okpala (MON), Ike Shorunmi and Hyoundonou Valere took the players to a section of the dining hall for special counseling and words of encouragement and assured them that they are still part and parcel of the team and will be recalled once the team returns from the Nations Cup championship and starts hostilities in the World Cup qualifiers.

All the players appreciated the sincerity and fatherly disposition of the coaching crew and promised to keep their heads high at the various club sides to earn future recall to the national team.

Kalu said he was personally pained that injury denied him a place in the team and promised to bounce back in the coming months for the national team.

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