The Super Eagles have not given up on their star forwards featuring in the Afcon final against the Stallions on Sunday
Speaking ahead of the team’s last training session at the National Stadium in Soweto, Keshi revealed he would give the pair every possible chance to prove their fitness.
“I will wait until the last minute and by Sunday we will know whether the boys will play or not, any other opinion is unacceptable," he said.
He then moved to reassure Nigeria supporters not to panic over the two players, with specialists working intensely with both to help speed up their recoveries.
“I can understand the apprehension of the public over the two players but we must be a little patient, because I know that the two of them want to play in the final and the medical team is working round the clock."