Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Stephen Keshi Banks On Omeruo For Ethiopia Clash

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said he is confident that Kenneth Omeruo will be ready for a World Cup playoff against Ethiopia next month.
Nigeria won the first leg after a 2-1 victory in Addis Ababa on October 13 and the return leg is fixed for November 16 in Calabar.
Chelsea central defender Omeruo who has been out of the national team since June after he sustained an injury at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
However, the 20-year-old defender is fast recuperating as he under goes rehabilitation with his English side Chelsea.

“I am happy at the recovery pace of Kenneth and I want to stay positive that he would be in good health ahead of our November game in Calabar,”Keshi told
“He called me when we returned from Addis Ababa and he has started light training, so I am hoping that he would be fully fit before the game next month because we need all of our players to be in good health and support the team.”
Omeruo has established himself in the Eagles after he benched skipper Joseph Yobo at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations  in South Africa.
Warri Wolves skipper Azubuike Egwuekwe has been deputising for him in the heart of the Eagles back four alongside Godfrey Oboabona.

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