Thursday, March 01, 2012

Ofoedu in Keshi's plans

Enugu Rangers' leading scorer this term, Chikeluba Ofoedu will be invited by the Super Eagles' head coach, Stephen Keshi when the team's camp for local-based stars re-opens in Abuja.

Ofoedu has scored four times in the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) this season including last weekend's winner at struggling club, ABS FC. source in the Super Eagles confirmed on Thursday morning that the pacy Rangers' striker has been scouted by national team selectors in recent league games.

Keshi, 50, is said to be impressed by the dossier and performance of the former UNTH FC man and is ready to include him in his plans of building a formidable squad for the West African nation.

But the 20-year-old striker will have to impress the Nigerian head coach when he earns a call-up soon.

"The Big Boss, Keshi has a network of people scouting for him in the Nigeria Premier League and he is very aware of the talents of Rangers' striker, Chikeluba Ofoedu. He has promised to include the striker in his next camping plan for players based in the country as part of his building process for the Super Eagles.

"He has spoken so well of Chikeluba and he even watched him play against Heartland last month where the striker did well. But he will have to impress to become a part of the team on a permanent basis," was informed.

Keshi's competitive tenure as Nigeria's manager kicked off on Wednesday in Kigali against Rwanda with a goalless outing in the first leg, first round of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

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