The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that the Chief of the Super eagles, Stephen Keshi will beat a FIFA May 13 deadline for the submission of a provisional World Cup squad.
“The provisional squad for the World Cup will be the squad for the May 28 friendly against Scotland in London and that would mean it will be made public before the May 13 deadline for the submission of provisional squads by World Cup finalists,” an official said.
It is left to be seen whether skipper Joseph Yobo will be retained on the squad after injury stopped him from making the recent warm-up against Mexico.
Another player who could well miss out is Villarreal striker Ike Uche, who Keshi said is not tactically disciplined as he wants to play his own way while with the national team.
Both Uche and his club officials have since countered Keshi’s claims.
It will be interesting to see if Osaze Odemwingie would be recalled and how many players from the domestic league will be part of the World Cup rehearsals to begin with.
The squad will from London fly out to Houston, Texas, from where they will play two more warm-up games against United States of America and Greece before they depart for Brazil on June 11.