Why I invited Yobo for Mexico - Keshi

The Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi has given reasons for inviting Joseph Yobo and others for the March 5 international friendly against the El Tri of Mexico.

In his 23-man squad, Keshi recalled Yobo and included new faces like former junior internationals, Ramon Azeez and Shehu Abdullahi, and Belgium-based strikers Imoh Ezekiel and Michael Uchebo.

In his explanations, Keshi said he had the future in mind before drafting his team list for Mexico.

“The players I have invited are the ones we are looking at in the next 4 to 5 years as we are trying to build a team not just for tomorrow but for the future,” Keshi told

“If we get any young player that is good, then we bring him in now so that he can start gaining valuable experience but a lot of Nigerians do not want that, they want you to assemble a team now and win everything tomorrow but football doesn’t work like that.”

He also explained his reason for leaving goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, who was criticised for his performances during the African Nations Championship, out of the squad.

“I just have one game and not two, if I was going for two games, then I can invite all the three goalkeepers but since it’s just one game, there is no need to invite all the three of them,” he concluded.

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