Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has revealed that he has proposed to set up a training camp in the United States of America prior to the 2014 World Cup. The Super Eagles training camp will open on May 25. Keshi said Eagles would camp in cities with similar weather condition with Brazil and has picked two US cities, either Miami or Houston. "I have proposed that we camp in the United States because by the time we would be opening our camping the US would have the same weather as Brazil," Keshi said. "There are several US cities that would be hot like Brazil and would have the same temperature like Sao Paolo, where we would be based at the World Cup." The former Mali and Togo gaffer also revealed that he would like to play friendly matches with countries with similar play style with their world Cup group opponents Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Keshi further said Japan are so far the only country who has shown interest in playing the Eagles, stating that he would also like to play countries like Peru. "Considering the countries we have in our group, I would love the Eagles to play countries from the region that have the same playing style. But it would also depend on the availability of such countries because some of them may have
concluded their friendly arrangement already," he said. "But while in Brazil for the draws, I was told the Japanese were interested in playing us, but I would also like to play countries like Peru." Meanwhile, former Nigeria international, Jonathan Akpoborie, has advised the Keshi-led technical crew to pick the best legs for the Mundial. Akpoborie noted that Nigeria has all it takes to soar high in Brazil if the right players are picked. “We have potentials all over Nigeria to do well at the World Cup but picking the right team that is where I question the system,” Akpoborie said. “Does the system allow us to pick players on credibility or do we bring in sentiment and when this comes to football, we lose our way. That is exactly what we do in Nigeria.
“A lot of Nigerians would always say what they want to say but they should allow Keshi to do his job. When he’s done his job well we support him and if not, he gets the boot. “He (Keshi) won the Nations Cup, qualified the team for Brazil and he deserves the chance to prove himself that he is the right coach to lead the team to the World Cup and after that, we will see what happens,” the ex-Stuttgart attacker concluded.