Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Super Eagles news: Coach Stephen Keshi hopes to persuade Victor Anichebe to return to the National team


Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi is in the hopes of meeting with Nigerian international and Everton striker Victor Anichebe about his availability for the national team.
The former England youth international, Anichebe who switched allegiance and played his first game for Nigeria in March 2008 recently put his international commitment on hold so he could "manage his body accordingly".

Keshi in an interview with BBC Sports expressed that he is hoping to persuade the 25-year-old to change his mind.
"Anichebe is a great striker. He is young, strong and gives us several options in attack. I plan to visit him in England and talk to him face to face," Keshi told BBC Sport.
But Anichebe has been plagued by injuries over the past few years, including a groin problem on his last appearance for Nigeria in a 2-0 win over Madagascar in 2011.

Meanwhile, Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is unlikely to play for Nigeria again. According to Coach Keshi, the 31-year-old former England Youth international has shown no signs of returning to the National team.
"Shola showed a lot of experience when he played against Venezuela last year, but we've not been able to get him to return," said Keshi.
"His experience would have been valuable to this young team right now but I've realised he wants to be left alone for now.