Akpan earns praise

Akpan Bassey earns praise

Posted: 25 May 2010 Time: 08:17 am

Bayelsa United goalkeeper Akpan Bassey is earning high praise from officials and team mates alike for his performance at the Super Eagles camp. 

Bassey, a former junior international, is one of only two players from the domestic league who made the cut from an initial list of 44, with Lobi Stars right back Terna Suswan the other.

Both players have impressed the coaches, especially Akpan and Super Eagles media Officer Idah Peterside says the goalie has been particularly worthy of praise.

"He is doing very well. Very well indeed and the coaches have been really impressed with him.

"Not only the coaches. Even (Joseph) Yobo spoke very well of him and how he is performing in training. He has been really impressive and looked really sharp." 

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:18 am
Is Joseph Yobo now a coach? Is his place already guaranteed in the squad? If he's going to be in the final squad he should work harder. From his recent matches, he seems to easily loose concentration.

Bassey Akpan may go to the World Cup in place of Austin Ejide, who knows? I've not watched any of Ejide's recent games for his club.
Anonymous
posted: 09:37 am
ALL THE BEST BASSEY
UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA
posted: 09:57 am
Pls nigerians forget about Akpan bassey for now because he is not worth to be in the world cup because its for men and not for boys.
Akpan played for the U 16 as i saw his capability he will go out to be shivering please we are playing the likes of Argentina,Greece and South Korea pls bassey should untill he gets matured im saying this out of experience because i was once a Goalkeeper and i know good keepers although i did not play to high level but i played first division football both in africa and outside africa.

Then the worthless Yobo commending players are you sure of yourself useless defender i know if selected is to be causing calamity for nigerians overthere with your blonders,even in low team everton you are not a start player then you are commending player idiot.

Pls Lagerback i know you for good job since 2002 i knew you with the likes of Henrik larson,Thomas Ravelli and others i want you to please please and please do away with Yobo in that defense to get a good result please ONYAKACHI APAM is there and he is no nonsense player.

UP SE UP NIGERIA.KUDOS LARS LAGERBACK.

UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA.
+225-0558-7885.
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 am
@ Udemba, it was said in my place that when u bend down to look at another persons anus, don't forget that another person is looking at u also. Now, when have u become a coach to select players to represent the country. U claimed to be a goalkeeper, why can't u represent the country? Pls, u should not use abusive words on ur fellow human, afterall Yobo can employ and pay salary.
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 am
Work hard Ok we need you next work cup not now.
Nwachinemere
posted: 01:07 pm
Guys carefully watch the picture above and what did it tell´s u?Ok here we go.Come why u dey shake like this?Bros Bros i dey fear Ooooh this nah world cup Oooh.No bi all this players wey we de see for TV we wan face live SooOh HaaaaAh see wetin that one de do with the ball.Bros cool de catch me oooOh.Come relax. Bros i no be like u nah,this one na my first time and i no wan fuck up.Dem go just kill me haaaAh.I don die Oooh.
WETIN
posted: 01:23 pm
Men!!! the criticism here is getting out of order. that yobo spoke high of Akpan when interveiwed, someone is here questioning if yobo is now a coach. The same person is here selecting Akpan to go to the worldcup ahead of Ejide.

i wonder if you are now a coach of the super eagle. @Mr, CARRY TIME O O O.
WETIN
posted: 01:25 pm
Men!!! the criticism here is getting out of order. that yobo spoke high of Akpan when interveiwed, someone is here questioning if yobo is now a coach. The same person is here selecting Akpan to go to the worldcup ahead of Ejide.

i wonder if you are now a coach of the super eagle. @Mr, AND udemba CARRY TIME O O O.
Anonymous
posted: 04:29 pm
hey all,
I wrote the foxsport journalist that dissed the supereagles. i wrote in simple english that he can understand.obviously, he's moron and in the past he wrote something about klinsman hired to coach US team. This guys name is jamie trecker lives in chicago,jamie.trecker@gmail.com
http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/32countries/story/Nigeria-32-teams-in-32-days

if we dont speak up we let idiotic like this guy define us. email him and let him have a piece of your mind.



"I am writing in response to your article on the super-eagles. The article shows how ignorant, idiotic and moronic you are. You write up stuff without any source or based on facts. This is not politics where you can write whatever you think will grab most attention or sales. I wonder what other qualified sport journalist was looked over for you to get this job. it’s a shame you accused a country you know nothing about of corruption,backward with no progress but meanwhile you live in the most corrupt nation on the face of the planet. The richest country, yet no free health care for all. you've had democracy for over 250 years but women and black can not vote until 50 yrs ago. A country where leaders lied to go to war and no repercussion, corporations buy politicians from both parties to further their agenda, corporation rent a room offshore to pay less taxes and I'm not going to talk about how genocide was committed against the natives. so, you have no moral grounds to accuse a country 50yrs old of corruption and mismanagement. Although Nigeria is still corrupt, US, UK and other major Europeans countries have been a safe haven Nigerian loot. if you accept and keep any proceed of a crime. YOU ARE A CRIMINAL YOURSELF. Jamie trecker, I also read your articles about Klinsman hired to coach US soccer team. Therefore, I can say unequivocally that you are a MORON from your pattern of your articles. Did you know that US is the only country over the last 20years that has benefited more from Nigeria's economy, currency and development collapsing.

Go back to school and re-learn journalism before writing about anything."
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