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13 Super Eagles axed after World Cup

Posted: 21 July 2010 Time: 4:50 pm

Nigeria have axed 13 players from the squad which represented the country at the 2010 World Cup as the country looks to rebuild after a dismal tournament.

Players from the domestic league form the bulk of a 35-man squad named for a friendly against South Korea next month in Seoul.

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama leads the 10 survivors from the World Cup debacle, which also includes Osaze Odemwingie, Obafemi Martins, Dickson Etuhu and Danny Shittu.

John Mikel Obi, who missed out on South Africa with an injury, is recalled along with strikers Ike Uche and Joseph Akpala

Kano Pillars’ league record-breaking striker Ahmed Musa is top of the pile of 22 domestic-based players invited. He is joined by team mate Solomon Okpako, Enyimba star Gabriel Reuben and Lobi stars' full back Terna Suswan.

The local players are due to report on Friday July 23 in Abuja.

THE FULL SQUAD

Bassey Akpan (Bayelsa FC), Terna Suswam (Lobi Stars), Valentine Nwabili (Enyimba FC), Gabriel Reuben (Enyimba FC), Promise Onuh (Tornadoes FC), Ahmed Musa (Kano Pillars), Solomon Okpako (Kano Pillars), Uche Nwofor (3SC), Gbolahan Salami (Sunshine FC), Taiwo Hassan (3SC), Eugene Salami (Tornadoes FC), Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves), Moses Bunde (Lobi Stars), Nnaemeka Anyanwu (Enyimba FC), Emmanuel Anyanwu (Enyimba FC), Chidiebere Okoli (Sharks FC), King Osanga (Heartland FC), John Owoeri (Heartland FC), Femi Balogun (Kaduna United), Ugwu Uwadiegu (Rangers FC), Suleiman Ismaila (Lobi Stars), Fengor Ogude (Warri Wolves).

John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England), Dickson Etuhu (Fulham, England), Kalu Uche (Almeria, Spain), Osaze Odemwingie (Lokomotiv, Russia), Obinna Nsofor (Malaga, Spain), Haruna Lukman (Monaco, France), Ikechukwu Uche (Zaragoza, Spain), Obafemi Martins (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Ayodele Adeleye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands), Daniel Shittu (England), Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Joseph Akpala (FC Brugge, Belgium).

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 04:58 pm
Where is Yakubu Ayeigbeni?
hami_truther
posted: 05:05 pm
new beginning,new start for a new generation of great players
Anonymous
posted: 05:05 pm
Yakubu?do u expect hm 2 b back with that mis of the century
Anonymous
posted: 05:08 pm
This is goodnews as long as yakubu, yobo, obasi,N-Kalu who refused to retire voluntarily and the rest is not among.Lets give martins another chance but any excuse again of not having enough time to play , he will follow them as well.However, i regret the absent of S-Kaita, he is a good player despite the mistake he did during the WC.Hope he is forgiven. Tony, Abidjan-Cote I'voire.I wish this new SE all the best.God bless Nija football.
Anonymous
posted: 05:10 pm
I think that is a new begining. In the process of time some players will still be dropped while new ones will come onboard.
Where is Anichebe? Is he still nursing injury? What of Eneramo?
Anonymous
posted: 05:10 pm
i was expecting victor anichebe in the squard. nevertheless who is the coach of the SE? were the players invited to be coached by Mr president? always going for fire brigade approach in all things. Board members off to Germany for u-20 w/c another jamboree as SA 2010. no body to take decision. This is another smoke screen.
moserity
posted: 05:11 pm
Kubukubu, where are thou? Where are my very good old friends in Kanu and Yobo? I thought you will never have enough of the Super Eagles.
Anonymous
posted: 05:13 pm
@Tony, Obasi would have been there but for injury. He did his best during the nations cup.
Anonymous
posted: 05:16 pm
where is Taye Taiwo?
Anonymous
posted: 05:18 pm
Obasi is injury and he should be in the team when he is fit.John Chibuike from FC Hacken in Sweden is very intresting player.We cant forget Victor Moses,Angelo Obinna,Stephen Sunday and Chinedum Onuoha,all them can play for Super Eagles.
AGBANI_ROAD
posted: 05:18 pm
OBASI and ANICHEBE ?? what we need is more freindly matches also to invite more players and try them. who is the coach ??
Anonymous
posted: 05:20 pm
Am happy as long as we don`t invite Yakubu, Yobo, Ayinla, Utaka,Afolabi and the Great KANU, we thank the great man(KANU) for all he as done for his beloved country, he should now concentrate on being a manager or an administrator in the FA, thank you Papilo but no thanks to Yobo and Yakubu.
Anonymous
posted: 05:24 pm
I think something is wrong with those incharge of Nigerian Team. I can't believe my eyes that Nigeria still has the gut to recall some of the "SO SLUGISH,UNPATRIOTIC AND NOISEMAKERS" called the super eagle apart from the goalkeeper "VINCENT ENYEAMA" who deservedly to be the CAPTAIN OF THE NEXT SUPER EAGLES GENERATION.

We are so dull in Nigeria that we forget things easily and thereby not learning from our mistake. These NFF have started their stupidity again! Where are the players from the U17,U20 and the Olympic team? Are we waiting for them to clock 35yrs before we started calling them to super eagle, despite the fact that we all know that they are all overaged in their respective age rank they claimed to be?

What kind of idiots are running our football for goodness sake? so we have forgotten those boys now and we are still depending on those slow poison(Etuhu&Echiejile) the unpatriotic(Martins & Mikel) and that selfish basketmouth(Osaze) who criticises every coach when things are not going in his favour. I weep for Nigeria.

Where is Anichebe and others including the U17,20 and 2008 Olympic team who can be blended with the Energetic, talented and Hungry for glory homebase players. There are other players out there who have never been capped or watched in their respective clubs who are by far better than the remains of the rated "number 4" flops of the world cup by Fifa " The Sluggish Eagles of Nigeria"

Nigeria football is dead!
AGBANI_ROAD
posted: 05:24 pm
we need more freindly matches also to invite more players from europe and test them, i don't believe there are good players in the local league
Mobis-soccer
posted: 05:25 pm
Good new names to start with,i think more names will appear as time goes. However it seems that our U-20 female team has qualified for quarter final after playing 1-1 draw with mexico. I think kickoff and colin will report about the just finished match next tomorrow.
Mobis-soccer
posted: 05:30 pm
@ mayor,Its a gradual process. We are restructuring. I mean building process. Every body cannot be invited. More players will come and some will go. Its a continual something until a standard team is raised.
Anonymous
posted: 05:33 pm
i was expecting victor anichebe in the squard. nevertheless who is the coach of the SE? were the players invited to be coached by Mr president? always going for fire brigade approach in all things. Board members off to Germany for u-20 w/c another jamboree as SA 2010. no body to take decision. This is another smoke screen.
Anonymous
posted: 05:35 pm
I am not so comfortable with this kind of arrangement. Who invited these players? It is the responsibility of the coach to map out his strategy and then invite players that can help him actualize his plans. The FA cannot continue inviting players for the national team coaches unless the FA is saying that the coaches at the helm of affairs are incompetent.
It is high time we decide whether we are keeping Lars or not. To the best of my knowledge, all his entitlements have been paid and his contract ends this month. If his contract is not going to be extended, we are free to hand over the team to a new coach. Italy and France appointed new coaches even before the start of the world cup.
We must learn to do things right. There is no reason why the chieftains of the FA must be in Germany now that a lot of restructuring work ought to be carried out on our team. I hope that if a new coach is appointed before the friendly, he will weed out those players that do not fit his plans in this list and extend invitation to those that can actually help him actualize his plans.
Except a change of attitude by Osaze, I think he should be left out for now else he will always breed bad blood in the team. Our players must learn to add attitude and character to their talent.
Anonymous
posted: 05:35 pm
I am very happy because YAKUBU is not there....others player are 100percent OK But why not invite ANICHEBE and ENERAMO and i hope OBASI could be included but because of his enjury
Anonymous
posted: 05:41 pm
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