Kanu has finally join Eagles

By 07:21 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 Comments

Nigerian legend Nwankwo Kanu, was the

surprise presence at the Super Eagles

closed door training session on Thursday

evening at the UJ Esuene Stadium in


Spotting his trade mark African plaited

hairdo, Kanu was in company of his

younger brother Ogbonna, and took time

off to shake all the players before and after

the training session, with Head Coach,

Stephen Keshi beaming with smiles at the

support he’s getting from the Atlanta ’96

Olympics gold medal hero and two times

African Footballer of The Year.

Kanu said at the session that he was there

to offer his teammates support, as he was

still an active footballer. He admonished the

players to be relaxed but be serious as that

is the only way victory will come easy on

Saturday. “Its like when you want to write

an essay. If you take it too serious when

you get to the examination hall you

become blank, that is why I’m saying they

should just relax their nerves and get the

job done on Saturday, the quality here is

too high for Liberia to survive us”, he said.

During the session proper that lasted for

two hours, John Mikel Obi, who came in on

Wednesday and trained in the evening of

the same day, was again the cynosure of

all eyes as some fear for his fitness, but the

Chelsea of England midfielder came out

smoking during the training. Mention must

also be made of Lazio kid sensation, Ogenyi

Onazi, whose midfield touches were near

excellent, as Coach Keshi gradually zeroes

in on his first eleven for the encounter on


So far, its difficult to pick Keshi’s brains

regarding the starting eleven, but from the

closed session, Nigerians should expect

some surprises when the list of probables

is finally made public by noon on Saturday.



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