Nigeria’s upcoming friendly match with Mexico provides an invaluable opportunity for Stephen Keshi to assess his options ahead of the World Cup. It also offers fans and observers fascinating insight into the Super Eagles’ likely approach and make-up for the centrepiece occasion in Brazil.
The announcement of the squad raised a few eyebrows—some of Keshi’s stalwarts, men like Ideye Brown, Sunday Mba and Chigozie Agbim were overlooked, while some new players were invited into the fold.
Among the roster, one can find both the old (Joseph Yobo) and the new (Imoh Ezekiel). Players at both ends of this spectrum will be hoping to make an impression in order to ensure their spot on the plane to Rio.