Wednesday Dec 31, 2014. 16:42
Dolphins striker Emem Eduok, who is close to joining Tunisian club Esperance, and late replacement Igudia Godwin are the only call-ups yet to join the Super Eagles training camp in Abuja.
Godwin replaced Erhun Obanor, who is with the U23 national side.
All the other invited players made it to the Bolton White Apartment Hotel of the team on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
Amokachi, who addressed the players after lunch, told them to brace up for the challenge of training only seven days for two Grade A friendlies against Cote ‘d Ivoire and Sudan in Abu Dhabi.
He added that only 19 players from the 25 invited to camp will make the trip and that current form and not sentiments or past appearance in the team’s camp will be the yardstick for picking the players.
The national team Assistant gaffer who marked his birthday on Tuesday December 30 in a subdued form, said as he grows older, he has become wiser and it will show in the forthcoming friendly games, even as he acknowledged the huge influence, Stephen Keshi has had on his coaching career.
The Super Eagles had their first work-out at the mainbowl of the Abuja National Stadium on Wednesday evening.