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EAGLES FRIENDLY: NO CHANGES AGAINST ZAMBIA – KESHI

By NBF News
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Super Eagles' new Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, said he would stick to the majority of the players who were on duty last Saturday for the game against Zambia. Speaking after the barren draw against the Zebras of Botswana in Benin, Keshi said though he felt disappointed that his boys did not score in the match, he was not likely to make changes in the selection for the game against Zambia.

'I don't really know the players that much for now and changing them can be difficult because for you to understand one system takes time. But I was just playing and changing to see if the players could play intelligent football and I am impressed because each time I asked them to do something, they did it right. That means, by the time I come out and pick one system, they would do well.

'As for the game against Zambia, I don't want to make too many changes because we don't have time. But I will see what we can do today when we train in Kaduna. I will speak to my players and exchange ideas with them because I like to hear their thoughts too.'

On the players that impressed him in the game against Botswana, Keshi noted that Joel Obi played superbly especially in the second half. 'Joel Obi did well especially in the second half. Yobo was a rock. He reminded me of when I was playing. Taye Taiwo did well and even Efe was good at right back and the two central midfielders too.