Rabiu must craft his way to Nations Cup
Rabiu Ibrahim will have to train hard to get selected in the Nigeria final Afcon squad
Posted: 22 December 2012 Time: 8:06 pm
Midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim will have to play blinders in training and test games to earn a place in the 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi named the 21-year-old in his provisional 32-man squad for the tournament, but told KickOffNigeria.com that the inclusion was for the purpose of assessment at close quarters.
The former youth international has struggled from Portugal to Scotland, but Keshi says he has a potentially match-defining craft. If he can show it.
"I just want to look at him. I saw him play one or two matches and I think he he's a very crafty player. The type we don't have in the national team at the moment.
"If he is as sound as what I saw, we'll take him, If he's not, he goes home."