BRAZIL 2014: Salami is better than Ideye, Pinnick tells Keshi

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Delta Football Association boss, Pinnick Amaju has suggested to Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi that Warri Wolves striker, Gbolahan Salami is a better option to Brown Ideye who is likely to make  the list of players to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Ideye had always featured in Keshi’s team even as the  FC Dynamo Kyiv player came up for criticsim by fans.

“Salami is one of the best strikers Nigeria can boost of anywhere in the world now. He has scored five goals in five games played so far for Warri Wolves, that’s a massive record,” Pinnick declared on a radio programme.

“Keshi should give him chance to be on his World Cup team, he merits it. Personally, I will choose him ahead of Brown Ideye.”

Coach Stephen Keshi

Coach Stephen Keshi

The 23-year-old Salami has been capped at ‘B’ international level and featured for Nigeria at the recent CHAN in South Africa.

He also said West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe should not be pressured to play for Nigeria as he has now shown enough interest to do so.

“The only player I don’t want to see on the Eagles list is Anichebe, he hasn’t shown interest in playing for Nigeria, so there is no reason to beg him because if we do, we won’t get the best from him,” he argued.

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