Keshi dismisses Argentina

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Stephen Keshi said his focus at the moment is his opening World Cup match against Iran.

Nigeria plays Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina, but most of the focus has been on the South American giants.

But Keshi insists that the first game is the most important one of all. “The Argentina game is not important right now,” Keshi said after his award as best coach from Matchmakers at Ibis Hotel, Lagos.

Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi

“The most important game is against Iran and when I finish playing against Iran and Bosnia then I can have an answer to that.”

Keshi also dismissed injury concerns to his players, claiming he has spoken to them and received assurances.

“There are no injuries. I have called Austin Ejide and he made it clear that he was never injured.

“Ahmed Musa had a minor injury and l spoke to the club doctor who said in two or three weeks he would be fine.

“Musa played in the last minutes for his Russian club in a league game. I called Oduamadi and he dismissed the report of his injury. In fact he told me that he had a match that same day, so I don’t know where all these rumours emanated from.

“But we will assess everyone very well when they come for the training camp.”

 

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