Keshi explains home-based blackout
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi explains why he has only used one domestic player at the Africa Cup of Nations so far.
Posted: 29 January 2013
Time: 11:13 am
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has explained why only one domestic player has featured so far for him at the African Nations Cup.
Keshi picked six players from the Nigeria Premier League, but so far Godfrey Oboabona is the only one to have seen any action.
The Sunshine Stars centre back has played all 180 minutes of Nigeria's campaign and Keshi explained that some of the others were not fully fit.
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"I cannot play players who are not 100 percent fit and ready.
"Azuibuike Egwuekwe and Gabriel Reuben were ill and could not feature but now all my players are fit and ready for the game."
But as Nigeria prepare to face Ethiopia in their final group game, it is unclear just how many local players will see action.
Article by: Colin Udoh
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