2014 World Cup: Keshi wants to camp in US

on   /   in Sports 1:00 am   /   Comments

Coach Stephen Keshi has disclosed he has proposed Nigeria set up training camp in the United States of America prior to the 2014 World Cup. The Super Eagles training camp will open on May 25.

Keshi said the Eagles would camp in cities with similar weather condition with Brazil and has picked two US cities -  Maimi or  Houston.

Coach Stephen Keshi

Coach Stephen Keshi

“I have proposed that we camp in the United States because by the time we would be opening our camping the US would have the same weather as Brazil,” Keshi said.

“There are several US cities that would be hot like Brazil and would have the same temperature like Sao Paolo, where we would be based at the World Cup.”

The former Mali and Togo boss also said that he would like to play friendly matches with countries with similar play style with their world Cup group opponents – Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Keshi further said Japan are so far the only country that has shown interest in playing the Eagles. He said  that he would also like to play countries like Peru.

“Considering the countries we have in our group, I would like the Eagles to play countries from the region that have the same play style. But it would also depend on the availability of such countries because some of them may have concluded their friendly arrangements already,” he said.

“ While in Brazil for the draws I was told Japan were interested in playing us.  I would also like to play countries like Peru.”


    Print       Email