KESHI PICKS IBENEGBU, MBA, OSHANIWA, NWACHUKWU
Eagles' Coach, Stephen Keshi, is set to start the Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda with Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Dolphins of Port Harcourt player, Sunday Mba, ahead of Uche brothers.
According to the list released by the coach late yesterday, five home-based players made the starting line, while six foreign pros complete the list.
Juwon Oshaniwa, Bathlomew Ibenegbu, Obinna Nwachukwu and Azubuike Egwueke complete the home- based line up, while Vincent Enyeama, Joseph Yobo, Dickson Etuhu, Osaze Odemwengie, Joel Obi made it as foreign pros.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles were happy with the weather in Kigali, ahead of their Nations Cup qualifier today in the city.
There were initial fears that there might be an altitude issue during the match and that temperatures might soar, but that is not the case on ground and most Euro-based players were excited at the weather condition in the city.
It even drizzled at about 5:30 p.m Nigerian time, which made Ejike Uzoenyi to exclaim that he would give his best if fielded in the encounter against Rwanda today.
Team skipper, Joseph Yobo, said he was okay with the weather but he's focused on a win and will not want to give any excuse even if the weather condition changes suddenly, which is not likely.
Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, said of the weather condition: 'We have come here with true professionals who have played in all manner of conditions and we expect them to soar whether it's in hot or cold weather.