Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said that skipper Joseph Yobo could still feature at the 2014 World Cup.
Yobo has been overlooked by Keshi since the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in February.
But Keshi has now revealed that he plans to ensure Yobo gets his record century of caps before the World Cup in Brazil and if he again proves his worth in those friendlies, he could still make it to Brazil 2014.
”Yobo is very much alive in this team than any other player. Yobo and I spoke before the game (vs Ethiopia) and our ambition is to make sure that he gets that 100th cap and by God’s grace he will get it,” Keshi said.
”Now the thing is will he be willing to come back? But we have been talking and he has said no problems.
So, why not, if he is here he would have his hundredth cap and if he is in shape, why not the World Cup?”
Yobo has featured at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups.
He lost his first-team in the Eagles to youngster Kenneth Omeruo at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa and even when Omeruo was sidelined by injury, he was not recalled and instead Warri Wolves defender Azubuike Egwuekwe filled in.