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Nigeria/ Steven Keshi: The national camp is no breeding ground for players who want to show off

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He explained the earrings are not part of Nigeria’s culture and the ban was intended to instill a measure of discipline in the team. “If we were Indians, I would understand, because it’s part of their culture but wearing ear rings by men is alien to Nigeria and no player is permitted here to wear them,” said Keshi who was quoted by MTNfootball.com. Coach Keshi warned that anyone who flouts any of the training camp rules will be expelled immediately from the training session  “The national camp is no breeding ground for players who want to show off. We’re in for serious business, because we want to return our country to the top and any player not ready would be shown the exit door." “I will not quarrel with any player but anyone who flouts camp rules should pack his bag and leave the camp before I react negatively,” Keshi said. Nigeria slumped to the 43rd position in the latest FIFA rankings. Keshi’s major task now is to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2013 Afcon tournament and 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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