Nwankwo, Obi named in Inter squad

Obiora Nwankwo, Joel Obi named in Inter squad

Posted: 2 September 2010 Time: 06:58 am

European champions Inter Milan on Wednesday named Nigerian teenagers Obiora Nwankwo and Joel Obi in their Champions League squad for this season. 

The duo are part of the club's 31-man squad for the group stages of the competition.

Obi has been part of Inter's Primavera squad, while Obiora joined the treble winners in January after spending time in Spain.

He was a member of the Nigeria squad to last year's FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt.

Inter Milan's 2010-11 Champions League Squad:

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar, Luca Castellazzi, Paolo Orlandoni, Alberto Gallinetta

Defenders: Ivan Cordoba, Javier Zanetti, Lucio, Maicon, Marco Materazzi, Walter Samuel, Cristian Chivu, Davide Santon, Felice Natalino, Cristiano Biraghi, Andrea Romano, Lorenzo Crisetig

Midfielders: Thiago Motta, Wesley Sneijder, Sulley Muntari, MacDonald Mariga, Esteban Cambiasso, Dejan Stankovic, Amantino Mancini, Joel Obi, Coutinho, Obiora Nwankwo

Attackers: Samuel Eto'o, Diego Milito, Goran Pandev, Jonathan Biabiany, Simone Dell'Agnello 

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:24 am
honestly, i xpectd Obiora Nwankwo 2 hav made dis supposed Eguevoen list vs Madagaska. He's a talent 2 behold. For me, he's d best 9ja holdg MF youngster. His profile is rising in Inter.
blessedone
posted: 08:26 am
Gravel one of my brother in abidjan told me that Nigerian players will do well this season. I have began to see it, I wish you guys best of luck .
Njia4life
posted: 09:23 am
Good luck guys,all the best and God bless 9ja
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 am

Africa best player coming to 9JA this time around.NSOFOR will meet MIKEL this weekend Premiership. West Ham v Chelsea, 15:00 ODEMWINGIE West Brom v Tottenham 15:00 ETUHU Fulham v Wolverhampton, 15:00

Saturday, 11 September 2010
WETIN
posted: 11:13 am
when are we going to give these young players the chance to play for super eagle. i thought that after the world cup, we would have learnt from Ghana.

something is wrong with that super eagles hot seat, as soon as you get in, you start behaving like mumu.

"Nigeria best players are not playing for nigeria" that was the statement that got the hopes of every Nigerian high, but Mr Largerbeck still went with the same old players.

Eguavoen is doing the same thing. one would say that Eguavoen did not invite the current players to camp, but that's first sign of failure. why would he take on an assignment where he doesn't have control of who gets invited and who doesn't.

Danny Shittu has just been released by his club Bolton after two years and making 12 appearance but he is one of the key players in our national team. i wonder how is got assessed and then considered fit for national assignment.

I heard from a very reliable source, in fact i heard from one of our world cup players that Nigeria went to the world with a Juju man. the player said the Juju man introduced himself to the players.

awe are too talented that we don't need all this crap, rather it messes with the players brain and mind on the field of play. i supose that explains yakubu's goal line miss.

With our Juja man, we still managed to record our worst world cup outing. believe me, we were better in 2002 world cup.

These young players need to play while they are are still fit.
DodoMayanaMaroc88
posted: 12:00 pm
im so happy for Obiora NwKo. the first time i watched him on screen was last year fifa u20 and reminds me of the early days of Sunday Oliseh. even if the team performance was nt that good enough, he proved him self as a confident midfder that hav something greAT TO OFFER IN THE FUTURE. i ve never watched the other guy before but i think for a team like inter M to hav taken him, he must be a good player. GOOD LUCK GUYS
Anonymous
posted: 12:34 pm
Why some people allways mention young players every day.Forget that Senior is senior na matter what happen ,You can not compare Junior and Senior despart that our Senior player are doing bad.Be warn all this people that bringing this suggestion?HONESTLY I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING IN GHANA TEEM TO COMPERE WITH SE.
WETIN
posted: 01:03 pm
@sarah, young players have more stamina, . the energy level of a thirty years old is not the same as a twenty years old. it is a fact.

you won't understand if you have not played the game. the older ones might still have the skills are and abilities but these are not enough for teams that plays mass attack more defence which is the order of morden game.
Anonymous
posted: 05:28 pm
@ gerry......... what Stamina? If it is all about age, how did gabriel salassia manage to win many medals in long distance races during his mid thirties? Gay tayson is close to Thirty years but he bested usain bolt ( 24yrs) recently in a race he has been dominating 4 the last 2 yrs. What of Ryan Giggs, scholes, Milito, etc who are doing well in their thirties? In Boxing, go and goggle up Benard Hopkins, The old boxer that makes Young boxers look Ordinary. What of the Klichkos who are fighting well in their mid thirties. My brother, what u r saying is not measured in black and white.
Anonymous
posted: 09:20 pm
The true matter be say we need to introduce more Young players into SE. team and siasia is the man to brought those boys up to get matured into the SE team. I am desperately waiting for the NFF to appoint Siasia. Why delaying????????.
stevochi
posted: 04:59 pm
I've been itching for these guys to get their first call-up to a major tournament.Now we are going to see the best of these guys on the big stage.By the way I'm an inter fan incase you haven't guessed so and I'm new ofn the forum.
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