The African champions will face Gordon Strachan's side at Craven Cottage on Wednesday. However, preparations for the match have been far from smooth for the Nigerians and Keshi has created a sense of disarray by instructing his players that only those based at home can fly out with him.
A number of players have returned to Nigeria following the end of their respective club seasons. "I have received calls from some of the foreign-based players that are in Nigeria," said Keshi. "I have told them in clear terms that we are not travelling with any foreign players from here."