Mba backs NPL stars for AFCON
Sunday Mba - Confident
No player from the Nigeria Premier League made the final squad to the 2008 and 2010 Nations Cups and it is widely believed that possibly only two players would make coach Stephen Keshi's final list to next year’s tournament.
However, Mba, who has scored two goals for the Eagles under Keshi, said he expects more players from the NPL to press for places to South Africa 2013.
"If the coach didn't have confidence in us, he would not call for a training camp for us. So I don't buy that school of thought that we stand no chance. Its football and anything could happen," the former Warri Wolves star told MTNFootball.com
"There is no doubt that our lack of action in the league would tell on our performance but again that is the reason why the coach wants to start the camping early."
The training camp for local league players will open in Abuja on December 17.