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Published On: Wed, Mar 26th, 2014

NFF orders Keshi to defend 35-man World Cup squad

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KeshiThe Nigeria National Team Coach Stephen Keshi will next week defend his 35-man provisional squad for the World Cup in Brazil, officials announced.

The chairman of the technical committee of the NFF Chris Green said Keshi will defend his World Cup provisional list before the technical committee.

“Keshi will present his list in the first week of April before the technical committee in Abuja,” stated Green, who is the NFF technical committee chairman.

“He may not be presenting a 30-man list as speculated, but a 35-man list. And we expect him to defend the inclusion of every player in the list. Because the World Cup is not a tea party.

“We are monitoring our world cup opponents, we have got some tips about them, we have people monitoring them to get more information about them.

“The World Cup is the greatest football competition in the world and we are working hard in the federation to make impact.

“We therefore expect him to bring forward the best legs the country has, but we would not influence his selection, so whoever he chooses, he must defend before the committee next week.”

All 32 World Cup finalists are expected to submit a 30-man provisional squad latest May 13 to FIFA.

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