NFF yet to re­ceive list from Keshi -Lawal

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mansur Abubakar

News of the pur­ported 35 man pro­vi­sional World Cup list from Su­per Ea­gles Man­ager Stephen Keshi omit­ting Chelsea duo of Mikel Obi and Vic­tor Moses has turned out to be false.

The spec­u­la­tion go­ing round yes­ter­day turned out to be an April fool’s day Joke that got in­tense un­war­ranted at­ten­tion from leading me­dia es­tab­lish­ments.

Ex-Ea­gles In­ter­na­tional and Nigeria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee mem­ber Garba Lawal said he be­lieves the pur­ported list is false be­cause the Com­mit­tee hasn’t heard about or re­ceived any list from Keshi.

“We are charged with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of go­ing through what­ever list he has for the team and we haven’t seen any yet, as you’re aware we’ll be meet­ing next week to dis­cuss all is­sues re­gard­ing World Cup, so by then you’ll know”

Stephen Keshi him­self hasn’t con­firmed the list’s re­lease adding doubts whether the list was ac­tu­ally from the Man­ager with some say­ing how could he even con­tem­plate drop­ping two of his most ex­pe­ri­enced Play­ers in Mikel Obi and Vic­tor Moses.

Vic­tor Moses (L) of Nigeria and Chisamba Lungu of Zam­bia duel for the ball dur­ing the 2013 African Cup of Na­tions match at Mbombela Sta­dium, Nel­spruit, South Africa.

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