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Ahmed Musa returns to Venlo

Posted: 18 April 2011 Time: 20:41

Ahmed Musa is to return to Holland after helping Nigeria's Under 20s to a 2-1 win over West African rivals Ghana on Monday. 

Musa only joined up with the squad on Sunday, and officials say he was given permission to play only one group game.

He will miss the next two matches against Cameroon on Thursday, and Gambia on Sunday, but is expected to retrun for the semifinals if Nigeria qualify.

With two players dropped by the technical staff on the eve of the competition, it leaves John Obuh with just 17 players to prosecute the competition with.  

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posted: 09:41 pm
posted: 09:43 pm
Thnks Bro...patriotism can never be defined in a better way.....especially when we rememberd dt some ex-captain got lost on their way to eagles camp in london few yrs bk......May God bless ur heart nd save trip to holland..............RIP Adebayo
posted: 09:49 pm
Haba NFF, according to a report from the bbc, venlo are already relegated after loosing 5-2 at the weekend. NFF why is Musa allowed to leave now???
posted: 10:01 pm
Super Eagles' player Adefemi Olubayo dies in an auto crash in Greece. What a pity! So unfortunate we've lost such a useful player in the middle of this rebuilding process. May his soul R.I.P.
The word.
posted: 10:38 pm
I'm not disputing the commitment of musa, but I think he should be left to help his club while he made himself available for WC proper. Moving back and forth to and flo from his club is too risky and money consuming. Nigeria have many players we can choose from.

My heart goes to adebayo's family for the great lost. God in his infinite mercy will help them to overcome this sadness.
posted: 11:16 pm
@WIZKID and is gangs please look closely to those two young forks who looks older the Nigeria or the Ghana player so i leave you and your gangs on this case to decide ,,,probably you guys will stop be aristocrat about our lovely footballers who are so petrographic as this young promising musa God bless @no be una fult @bully you guys are wonderful always love to see your comment,, RIP Adefemi you will ever remain in our heart love you till death
posted: 11:36 pm
adefemi,may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.Ho i wonder how the immediate families will be feeling now.
Izwe Afrika
posted: 11:53 pm

I think SAFA big wigs and CAF smoked something when they chose one venue for the entire tournament. Given the fact that now its rainy season in Jhb and suroundings three venues would have been fine. Again LEADERSHIP has FAILED Africans, this small thing doesn't need a rocket scientist to foresee. CAF women DECIDED with EASE on the use of GOOD small sized venues Sinaba Stadium and Makhulong. Big men like SAFA and CAF are FAILING to do this, its a SHAME???Every Tom, Dick and Harry knows theres PLENTY of venues but it seems that politics are more important than the sport of soccer.


1. Peter Mokaba Stadium 46 000 all-seater--Chiefs FC
2. Mbombela Stadium 43 500 all-seater--Blacks Aces FC
3. Pumas Rugby Witbank @lantic Stadium 20 000--Blacks Aces FC
4. Soccer City Stadium 95 000-100 000 all-seater-- Chiefs FC
5. Investec 'Milpark' Stadium 12 000 - - Wits University FC
6. Orlando Stadium 40 000 all-seater --Orlando Pirates FC
7. M. Moripe Stadium 25 000 - - Supersport + Sundowns FC
8. Royal Bafokeng Stadium 42 000 all-seater --Platinum Stars FC
9. Makhulong Stadium 25 000 all-seater --Platinum Stars FC
10. Goble Park 20 000 - - FS Stars FC
11. Seisa Ramabodu Stadium 20 000 - - Celtics FC
12. Moses Mabhida Stadium 70 000 all-seater --Amazulu FC
13. Harry Gwala Stadium 10 000 - - Maritzburg FC
14. Chatsworth Stadium 22 000 - - Arrows FC
15. Nelson Mandela Stadium 48 459 all-seater (not used yet after WC)
17. Athlone Stadium 30 000 - Santos FC
18. Cape Town Stadium 69 070 all-seater -Ajax FC
19. Phillippi Stadium 8 000 all-seater -Ajax FC

2010 WC TRAINING VENUES USED BY NFD (Mvela 1st Divison)

1. Johannesburg Stadium 37 500 1995 all-seater
2. Pietersburg Stadium 35 000 1976 -
3. Rand Soccer Stadium 30 000 1951 -
4. Olympia Park Stadium 30 000 1989 -
5. Pam Brink Stadium 25 000 - -
6. Vosloorus Stadium 25 000 -
7. Adcock Stadium 20 000 - -
8. Pilditch Stadium 20 000 - -
9. Thohoyandou Stadium 20 000 - -
10. Charles Mopeli Stadium 35 000 - -
11. Bellville Stadium 20 000 - -
12. Katlehong City Stadium 20 000 - -
13. East London Buffalo City Stadium 16 000
14. Sebokeng Iscor Stadium 15 000
15. Makhulong Stadium 15 000 - -
16. Princess Magogo Stadium 12 000 - -
16. Seshego Stadium 15 000 - -
17. King Goodwill Zwelithini 10 000 - -


Vodacom Park 48 000 1995 all-seater --Cheetahs
Coca-Cola Park 62 567 1928 all-seater --Lions
ABSA Stadium 55 000 1891 all-seater ---Sharks
Loftus Versfeld 51 762 1924 all-seater ---Bulls
Newlands Stadium 50 900 1989 all-seater--Stormers
Rugby Kimberley ABSA Park 18 000 --Griquas
Puma Stadium 15 000 - - Pumas
Outeniqua Park 10 000 - - WP


Kingsmead Cricket Ground 25 000 1923 -
Newlands Cricket Ground
St. Georges Park
Pietermaritzburg Oval
posted: 06:06 am
Nigeria coach Samson Siasia, currently in Europe to monitor Nigerian players, has met with Arsenal youngster Chuks Aneke and his parents in London, in a bid to woo the teenager to play for the Nigerian national team.

18-year-old Aneke, born in Newham in 1993, has already played for the England U-17 team, but Siasia is hoping to convince him to switch his national status in order to play for the Super Eagles.

Reports in the local press claim the youngster was pleased with the visit from the Eagles boss. The meeting held at the Cumberland hotel and also had the midfielder's manager in attendance.

Meanwhile Siasia is reportedly in Germany to see Hoffenheim forward Chinedu Ogbuke who has not played for Nigeria since 2010 following injury. He will also take the opportunity to see Bayer Leverkusen winger Sidney Sam in a bid to woo him to play for Nigeria.

Germany-born Sam, 23, has made public his desire to play for Germany at the senior level, but Siasia is hoping he can get him to change his mind.
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