Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, Sidney Sam
Bayer Leverkusen of Germany midfielder, Sidney Sam, has finally indicated his readiness to join up with the Super Eagles ahead of the Nations Cup championship in South Africa next January.
Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, made this disclosure at the Bolton White Apartment of the team on Wednesday, during the weekly media parley.
Keshi revealed that the player gave his words after he told him that Nigeria was his fatherland and he should come and be part of the setting for the Nations Cup.
“He’s keen to join up with us, so we will wait and see how he responds when we open camp for the Nations Cup, but I have spoken to him and he sounded very enthusiastic to be part of the setting."
Keshi also said the camping for the Nations Cup which will open December 17, will not be open to all comers but only those players who have been carefully selected as there was no time for experimentation again in the national team ahead of the Nations Cup.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will on Thursday morning trade tackles with exciting Abuja amateur side, Abuja Football Academy at the Training pitch of the Abuja National Stadium.
The match is scheduled for 8am and its one of the tune up games for the team ahead of its international friendly against Venezuela in Miami, USA on November 14.