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Keshi holds out for Moses, Emenike

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will wait until the last minute to include Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses in his match day team

Posted: 9 February 2013 Time: 6:31 pm

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will wait until the very last minute to include the duo of Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses in his match day team.

Both players are in a race to be fit for Sundays African Nations Cup Final against Burkina Faso, and Keshi is ready to hold out for them.

“I will wait till the last minute and by Sunday we will know whether the boys will play or not, any other opinion is unacceptable,” he said.

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Keshi assured Nigerians not to panic over the two players as the medics are working round the clock to ensure that they are fit for the final.

“I can understand the apprehension of the public over the two players but we must be a little patient, because I know that the two of them want to play in the final and the medical team is working round the clock."

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

alhajibolaji554
posted: 06:53 pm
I think Moses will be able to play in time for sunday's clash. As for Emenike......I'm still praying.
Grandboi
posted: 07:02 pm
I wish them quick recovery! We can't afford to miss them in the final..........up SE. Champion awaiting
Ola1
posted: 07:10 pm
If the players are not fit as at Saturday, then they are not fit to play Sunday match. Otherwise, they will perform below expectation and it will be calamitous because we need at least 95% fitness. The players will never contest for any 50/50 challenge due to injury fear and this will make other players work more and get tired quickly. I will appreciate if Keshi feature one of them not both, so that any lapse can still be covered up without problem
alhajibolaji554
posted: 07:21 pm
@ola....which is why we have to bury the hatchet in the first half.
alhajibolaji554
posted: 07:54 pm
Don't worry, Moses WILL play in the finals


http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4687/2013-africa-cup-of-nations/2013/02/09/3739056/nigerians-be-rest-assured-victor-moses-will-play-in-the
yesyesyes
posted: 08:27 pm
Everything will be well, do not worry. Weather they play or not victory is ours. It is not just them playing. We are wining and going forward because God is with us.

And as for Eminike and Moses they will be fit for the game.

And as for the game, Nigeria 5 or 3, while Burkina Faso 0 or 1
Joel+
posted: 08:29 pm
can anyone recall emmanuel amunike being d joker against zambia at tunisia 94, somtn tells me someone might just come to d party ds time.... ike uche. just guessng
oga
posted: 10:06 pm
Make una cool down, we're almost there. The boys will break their legs for that cup tomorrow - the Nigerian spirit is going to be on full display.
Godsaves
posted: 10:15 pm
I pray for their quick recovery but even if Emenike couldn't make it on time, there is a suitable replacement in the person of I.K Uche,...that guy has got class and a good finisher too...tomorrow, we will celebrate by God's grace....AMEN...Proudly 9gerian
trenzarc
posted: 10:41 pm
I just pray for moses to be fit cos we cnt replace him wit ani oda player..."Lets wait n c wot hapins bt I wld b sad if he misses d match
trenzarc
posted: 10:44 pm
Keshi pls dnt start dem if de aint 90% fit so u dnt v to worsen dia plight..
Davkoz
posted: 11:05 pm
I AM REALLY PRAYING FOR THE ALL THE PLAYERS TO BE FIT FOR THE MATCH AND MOST IMPORTANTLY I PRAY TO GOD TO BE ON OUR SIDE COME SUNDAY.
UP SUPER EAGLES, UP NIGERIA. THANK YOU MR KESHI FOR GIVING US A FORMIDABLE TEAM. I ONCE HAD NO TRUST IN YOU CAPACITY AS A COACH BUT SINCERELY YOU HAVE PROVED ME WRONG AND I WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATION FOR YOUR ACHIEVEMENT AND PRAYFOR GOD TO TAKE YOU FROM GLORY TO GLORY. AMEN.
Me,myself and I
posted: 11:33 pm
Our people let us come together and tell Keshi to watch out for this man Pitroipa, this guy really suffer us in the group stage with all his diving, that was why Ambrose was giving a red card, Keshi should not put Ambrose anywhere close to this guy, we need to slow his game down and cut off passes going to him.
Deking
posted: 11:48 pm
CAF is a hopeless,incompetent and corrupt organisation.It has it's plan to make sure Nigeria did not make it out of the group stage,to achieve that they had to employ the service a referee that has been indicted in his home country ( Algeria) for corruption and match fixing. When that did not work on the first day of Nigeria's participation in the competition,they had to enploy a different tactic by awording a penalty against Nigeria from a contact between a Nigerian defender and a Zambian forward which occured outside of the 18 yard box."God does not like ugly "that's why he did not allow those antics to affect Nigerian spirit in the competition.They tried directly to eliminate Nigeria,it did not work so they had to try indirectly by eliminating Borkina Faso hoping that Ghana will defeat Nigeria in the Finals. It was clear to everyone,the referee included that Pitroipa was brought down in the box.The Ghana defender's Leg was way above Pitroipa's knees.There is no way the referee could not have seen that.I believe he was working on CAF's instruction to make sure Ghana met Nigeria in the Finals because of their believe that Ghana is a stronger team than Borkina Faso,also that Ghana would defeat Nigeria in the finals which was and is a fantasy and will alway remain a fantasy.The Ghana defender was supposed to get a yellow card at the least for that tackle not Pitroipa.I was surprissed he did not make the Ghana guys retake the penalties the missed in order for CAF to achieve their goal.We are not fooled by CAF so they should stop trying.Would CAF had reversed the outcome of the match had Ghana won the match duo to the blunder caused by the referee and have Borkina Faso play in the finals against Nigeria on sunday? We all know they won't.............................
mystical
posted: 01:57 am
@Deking, bore off clown! u've copied and pasted ur illogical post literally on every article on kickoff! Get a life!
stanslinks
posted: 02:42 pm
Nigeria wins this match by 2 -1. Goals scored by Ike Uche and Emenike. And where has slyman been ever since. I haven't read your comment in a while. May God continue to bless the Super Eagles of Nigeria...AMEN!!!
BIG EMMA EJIM
posted: 05:10 pm
This cup is 4 us in jesus name AMEN
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