HOUSTON – MAY 31: Aide Brown Ideye #8 of Nigeria fends off Javier Hernandez #14 and Francisco Rodiriguez #2 of Mexico as he attmpts to gain control of the ball at Reliant Stadium on May 31, 2013 in Houston, Texas. /AFP
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has warned striker Brown Ideye that the competition for shirts in the team is really hotting up, and every player must fight for them.
The home based Super Eagles has been camping for the 2014 Championship for African Nations, with several friendly games played so far.
Ideye visited the team camp in Port Harcourt, where he encouraged his teammates and also assured the coaches of his state of fitness ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
When Ideye met Keshi, the Eagles boss told him that he has a battle on his hands as he (Keshi) has discovered new home based players who are ready to challenge for shirts in all the positions ahead of the World Cup.
The Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine forward showed no fear as he said he was prepared to fight for a jersey in the World Cup bound squad.
“Sir, they are all welcome, the more the merrier,” he said with a smile.
Despite his poor runs for the Eagles Keshi has continued to invite him. He rarely justifies his inclusion and he is arguably the most vilified striker in Eagles. But Keshi has been indifferent to his poor output.
Nigeria will be making its debut appearance at the CHAN tournament that kicks off on January 11 and runs till February 1.
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