Suspense in Camp Over Kigali 9, as Siasia Watches Team Train

20 Feb 2012

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Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles handler

These are obviously tight times for the Super Eagles coaching crew headed by Big Boss Stephen Keshi, as he steadies to name his final team for the game against Rwanda in Kigali, next week Wednesday.

At the moment, there is palpable tension and suspense among the 19 home-based professionals in camp over who will make the cut of 9 for the Kigali battle.

Keshi had last weekend named the 11 foreign-based professionals for the encounter, and going by his antecedent, he’s now expected to name an additional nine players this week for the 20-man squad that will hit Rwanda for the Nations Cup qualifier.

All the players spoken to expressed optimism about making the team to Rwanda, with Papa Idris and Sunday Mba, saying they will abide by the decision of the coaching crew, since they know the coaching crew is very impartial.

The only player not in camp from the 20 that went to Monrovia, to defeat Liberia 2-0 is Enyimba’s Sunday Emmanuel who was excused by the coaching crew when the team returned from Liberia.

The team had a two-hour work out on Saturday morning, the first since its return from Liberia and one strange face at the training venue, was immediate past handler of the national team, Samson Yebowei Siasia, popular called Sia 1.

Siasia, had apparently came for his weekend playing relaxation game with the All Stars team that usually plays at the FIFA Goal Project site at weekends. It was a convivial atmosphere between the former coach, players and officials of the national team, as they exchanged banters after training and Siasia wished the team well, as the team jetted back to its Bolton White Apartment camp.

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