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Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, has said that he is thrilled by the responses of some of the players that were not picked for the World Cup party, especially German based, Leon Balogun, John Ogu, Brown Ideye and others.

Keshi who spoke from his Abuja base said picking the 30-man list for the World Cup was a difficult task .“I wanted the best for the initial camping list but sadly we cannot take everybody along, we have to drop some of our best and committed players,.I am happy that the players understand that fact”.

I heard what Leon Balogun said and I must say I am thrilled that he understands the very difficult task we have been given by Nigerians.

I trust that sooner than later Leon will be back in the team. We are targeting to bring him back during the qualifiers for the Nations Cup in Morocco and I trust we will still be in charge. Balogun is one of our stars for the future of the national team”, Keshi said.

The Eagles boss while declaring his unalloyed loyalty to the NFF, called on the media to support him and the NFF in the task of making Nigeria great through football come Brazil 2014 World Cup.

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