Super Eagles head Coach Stephen Keshi has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the invited Super Eagles players already in camp training ahead their encounter with Chad.
Eagles will face their Chadian counterparts on June 13 in Kaduna in the first leg of 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Keshi told Nigerian Pilot Sports that the team’s first training session in Abuja that he was excited because of the response of all the players.
“Right now, a lot of them are a bit jittery and anxious because they are in front of the big boss. I tried to work on every department of football, fitness, techniques and tactical play just to see what they can do.
“The potentials are there; this is not the only players we can get in Nigeria, but this is the group that I want to start with and then, we can subtract and add.
“But I like what I am seeing, by the time they settle down, it will be much better.’’
According to Keshi, ‘’my return as the team’s handlers is a privilege after his first stint with the team. I feel good and happy to be among these young stars; I think any other coach will feel the same way.
“It is a privilege to coach the national team after I played for so many years, captained the team for 14 years. It is God’s blessing; let’s see how it will go.
Keshi also said that the list for the foreign-based players to join the home-based squad for the Chad encounter would be made available soon.
Nigerian Pilot Sports can report that 21 out of the 26 invited home-based players participated in the training yesterday, while the remaining five players who are from
Warri Wolves players invited to the Super Eagles camp featured in the team’s league encounter against Abia Warriors at the Warri City Stadium.