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Mexico friendly to decide World Cup squad – Amokachi

Super Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi, has said the March 5 friendly against Mexico would shape the country’s call-ups for the World Cup training reports that Nigeria takes on Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia, in the only FIFA free window available before the World Cup in June.

The African champions had called up three uncapped players, Belgium-based striker Imoh Ezekiel and Michael Uchebo and Ramon Azeez from La Liga side Almeria.

The team handlers have also recalled skipper Joseph Yobo and Juwon Oshaniwa, while four players from the domestic scene were also picked.

“The World Cup is a long way from now. We still have five months, we still have a game to play in America, then after that we will know what the Eagles team would look like,” Amokachi told

The former Everton of England striker also spoke on Nigeria chances at Brazil 2014, saying Africa’s flag bearers as a whole stand a good chance to excel.

“It’s football, you never know what would happen. We are going to Brazil as the dark horses, you know the Africa has never gone beyond the quarterfinals, but with the kind of players not only Nigeria but the Africa representatives have, why not probably 2014 would be a good year for the African continent?” he asked.

-The Nation


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