Nigeria keen on return for Everton forward Anichebe

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi wants to hold talks with Everton striker Victor Anichebe about his availability for the national team.

"Anichebe is a great striker. He is young, strong and gives us several options in attack. I plan to visit him in England and talk to him face to face," Keshi told BBC Sport.

"We've tried in the past on the telephone but now is the time to speak to him in a proper meeting atmosphere.

"He's a smart boy, intelligent enough to know what is good for his body and we have to respect his fitness programme with his club.

"We have to put this into consideration when we talk to him. Hopefully, he can change his mind and make himself available to the Super Eagles.

"I need the support of the Nigeria Football Federation to make this happen as soon as possible because we cannot afford to lose a player like Victor Anichebe."

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