Stephen Keshi axe Mba over transfer saga

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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said he may be forced to drop AFCON star Sunday Mba if his transfer saga rages on.

Top Nigeria league clubs Warri Wolves and Rangers are at tug of war over the ownership of one of the biggest revelations of the recent Nations Cup in South Africa.

Nigeria's forward Sunday Mba (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Burkina Faso during the 2013 African Cup of Nations final football match between Burkina Faso and Nigeria on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO

Nigeria’s forward Sunday Mba (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Burkina Faso during the 2013 African Cup of Nations final football match between Burkina Faso and Nigeria on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO

Last week, a committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) asked the two clubs to reach an agreement on the player within a week.

And now Keshi has warned that he may axe the player if his club future is not sorted out soon.

”I may be forced to drop Mba from the team if his transfer issues are not sorted out. If by our next game, they have not resolved the problem I may not invite him,” Keshi said .

The Eagles handler also explained that he was forced to call up as many as 15 foreign-based pros for the Kenya match because the local league has just kicked off.  ”I invited 15 foreign-based players because the Nigeria league is just starting,” he disclosed.

”The foreign-based players have been regular at their clubs and as such their fitness level is very high. Most of our local boys are rusty but we see how it goes in our training camp.”

 

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