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Austin Eguavoen names squad for Costa Rica

Posted: 4 May 2011 Time: 18:50

National Under-23 coach Austin Eguavoen has released a list of 18 players to prosecute the International Friendly against Costa Rica, in San Jose. 

The game which holds on May 30 is part of the build up plan put together by the Nigeria Football Federation for the Dream Team V ahead its Olympic game qualifier against Tanzania and All Africa games qualifier against Ghana next month.   The team is expected to depart the country on the May 26 and return to the country on May31 before departing for Tanzania on June 1 for the first leg second round Olympic game qualifier.   AYC heroes, Emmanuel Anyanwu and Terna Suswan are making a return to the Dream Team so also is Odion Igalo and Obiora Nwankwo who both featured in the team’s 5-0 drabbing of Equitorial Guinea on day one of the Olympic Games qualifier.   Others are; Nosa Igiebor, Edet Ibok,Orelesi Nurudeen, Ekigho Ehiosun, Saka Ayo, Udoh Kingsley, Solomon Okpako, Oduamadi Nnamdi, Harmony Ikande, Oseni Ganiyu, Uchechi Daniel, Soni Aluko, Thomas Femi and Ajiboye Muniru.   Seven Officials will make the trip to Costa Rica.   The team is expected to return to camp on May 20 in Benin City.   The Dream team V has scored 16 goals in four matches with Nosa Igiebor and Ekigho Ehiosun having four goals to their names. 

Previous comments on this story...

elpressi
posted: 06:57 pm
The list is a joke!! No King Osanga, Mustapha Ibrahim, John Ogu, Kabiru Akinsola, Issa, Chrisantus, Rabiu Ibrahim, Joel Obi, Yakub Alfa? Oh please
Anonymous
posted: 07:02 pm
That is a right step in the right direction. This was the way things were done during 90s. Playing in the Ecowas cup produces players like Amokachi, Uche Okechukwu, Ben Iroha and co. These players never played u 17 and u 20, they played WAFU cup those days and they cemented their place in the Super Eagles that qualified Nigeria for USA94.
Going back to the "ancient landmark" will help our football alot.
Anonymous
posted: 07:12 pm
@kollyB, I'm glad you said this is a step in the direction...I wonder what happened during Amodu's reign. Case of a dumb NFF led bu Lulu et al? Billion Original
Philosopher`
posted: 07:47 pm
@epelipsy " the dream team v has scored 16 goals in 4 matches" do you read with your nose? Oh! keep those names to yourself or better still, wait untill you become the coach of the national team.
person
posted: 07:50 pm
good luck boys.........
@elpressi...dont criticise him yet,he knows better than you as regards to players to be invited,its his job

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Izu
posted: 08:09 pm
@elpressi, we all know that you are very good at brandishing names. I am yet to see anyone here who is better than you in posting names. For once, put yourself in the shoes of the coach. If you were one and assuming all these names you posted are fit and you end up selecting them, don't you think someone like you somewhere will be complaining about not inviting obiora nwankwo, rabiu Ibrahim, Nosa Igiebor etc. So my point is that it is very good and i must commend you for being so patriotic in suggesting names. Balance it with the knowledge of the fact that there is a coach in charge who has produced a killer squad, and i mean banging in goals like crazy, okay. Calm down.
Anonymous
posted: 08:28 pm
I wish that one of our coaches can invite Anthony Ujah to know what he is made of. I do not want us to start filing for nationality change when another country invites him to her set-up. Moreover, being involved in the national team set up can be a major boost that his career needs which will eventually benefit Nigeria. The performance of Nosa Igiebor who plays in the same team as Ujah so far has showed that Norwegian league may not be as bad as we may think.
GoodLuck Jonathan
posted: 10:19 pm
this NFF sees 2 be more serious than previous ones @ de glass house..well dey are all actind under my others...

GEJ
Anonymous
posted: 11:43 pm
Forumites!am using this medium to expose the great level of ignorance displaced by KON editors.If i may ask,is there any law on kon that prohibits the use of your mother tongue as means of communication?is it a crime if i do so in yoruba?is english the only means of communication in 9ja?someone should explain why all my post in yoruba should be deleted...am an african to the core..my language supercedes the english language.
Anonymous
posted: 12:23 am
No Mr AiyeKoTo, it does not expose the ignorance of the KOn editors, but yours. No one cares if you use your mother tongue even in your wife's kitchen if you must use it. When you are in this forum, I suggest that you speak English so that all of us can understand you. You have to be sensitive to other people's feelings and learn to accommodate all of us. This is just my 2 cents advise.
To Hell With Ghana!
posted: 12:27 am
Nigerian National Teams are just busy these days; from U20 to U23 to SE to SF na wa o! Thank God for this positive development.

Nigeria on the match again!
$limGiant {$.G}
posted: 01:00 am
This is a gud list 4rm my own perspective. We always put faith in Siasia which is hardly surprising bcos he's a credible coach. Letz try 2 put such faith in other Nigerian coaches like Eguavoen, Obuh et al..even tho de may hav failed us b4 since we al make mistake. NIGERIAN FOOTBALL IZ IN A REVOLUTIONARY STAGE..LETZ B PART OF IT! Gdluck Eguavoen..pls make Nigerians proud!!
no be una fault
posted: 03:00 am
@Segun, for sometimes i have ask myself why all our Coaches keep ignoring this Anthony Ujah of a guy wen virtually every sites you visit{excluding KON}keep talking about him week in week out and wot is more baffling is that Nosa Igiebor his teammate is always invited by Eguavoen is there something like a cold war going on between this player and our Coaches that Nigerians dont know or wot.

@SUYA, for the very first time you said something that made me want to reconsider my thoughts about you, your response to @Aiye ko to, was a point blank honest answer to his childish question
@SUYA, you have just earn yourself my sincere friendship

@Billion, can you please stop wearing pampers and keep your feeding bottle aside in KON i tot you are a grown man by now, why must you insist on living in the past do you ever want to progress to the future at all, every now and then is Amodu this Amodu that haba Billion are you gay. have you not heard that somebody who clinch to the past can never make move to d future, wen will you realize that Amodu is in d past and Nigeria have since move forward in a greater pace or do you want d ground to shift beneath you before you will acknowledge that is it time to move on
na the same people
posted: 10:01 am
@no be una fault, thanks you for the answer to kobo called himself billion, sometime i wonder if he really think of future or remain where he is? Maybe he received kick back from Amodu concern the advertisements. @billion, please for goodness sake move ahead and stop all this ur Amodu of things ok.
Concern the matters above, i will say kudos to NFF for job well done now it left for the coach Egu, to act on his side i know our local coaches are good but require all the necessary support from the authority to excel. Good luck Egu and God bless Nigeria.
na the same people
posted: 10:24 am
@no be una fault, thanks you for the answer to kobo called himself billion, sometime i wonder if he really think of future or remain where he is? Maybe he received kick back from Amodu concern the advertisements. @billion, please for goodness sake move ahead and stop all this ur Amodu of things ok.
Concern the matters above, i will say kudos to NFF for job well done now it left for the coach Egu, to act on his side i know our local coaches are good but require all the necessary support from the authority to excel. Good luck Egu and God bless Nigeria.
Spoton
posted: 11:51 am
Why are you guys blaming Mr Aiyekoto, he actually did not go to school because his parents could not afford the school fees.
Anonymous
posted: 02:09 pm
@Spoton, U ARE A BIG FOOL?
Soccerwisdom
posted: 02:11 pm
I am glad other people are championing the cause for Anthony Ujah.Even in complete sports comments page they are doing same.
I once had to do an expose on him based on information i got on websites.
I never knew of the guy before until i watched a clip on him on NTA, i had to start searching the net for the guy.
Can you imagine he featured for Warri wolves for one season ( those guys can produce good strikers see Ekigho).
I think the guy is good and needs to be given a chance, now is the best time at 20.
It will help him gain more confidence and exposure and also help his bargaining power to move to a better league, it will give a boost to the enquiries being made about him.
That is what westerhoff did for lots of our players and the national team that got us to No 5 in the world, and all the monies the guys made are in their families touching Nigerian lives, and i love siaone coming to the defence of Emenike.
Eguavoen might not want to change a winning team infact u23 and SE is brimming with strikers, but let the guy come in even for cameo appearnaces like Ekigho did for SE and today his confidence is super, same thing happened to Musa with Siaone's exposure sotey playing for u20 is like licking butter for him, that's how Messi won the u21 for Argentina bc of his Barca exposure he used that to deal with our guys in the final.
Now we have so many matches we need to have a little here and a little there for some of our fringe players.
Even Emenike should be called back during this period too.
Soccerwisdom
posted: 02:27 pm
I am glad other people are championing the cause for Anthony Ujah.Even in complete sports comments page they are doing same.
I once had to do an expose on him based on information i got on websites.
I never knew of the guy before until i watched a clip on him on NTA, i had to start searching the net for the guy.
Can you imagine he featured for Warri wolves for one season ( those guys can produce good strikers see Ekigho).
I think the guy is good and needs to be given a chance, now is the best time at 20.
It will help him gain more confidence and exposure and also help his bargaining power to move to a better league, it will give a boost to the enquiries being made about him.
That is what westerhoff did for lots of our players and the national team that got us to No 5 in the world, and all the monies the guys made are in their families touching Nigerian lives, and i love siaone coming to the defence of Emenike.
Eguavoen might not want to change a winning team infact u23 and SE is brimming with strikers, but let the guy come in even for cameo appearnaces like Ekigho did for SE and today his confidence is super, same thing happened to Musa with Siaone's exposure sotey playing for u20 is like licking butter for him, that's how Messi won the u21 for Argentina bc of his Barca exposure he used that to deal with our guys in the final.
Now we have so many matches we need to have a little here and a little there for some of our fringe players.
Even Emenike should be called back during this period too.
Anonymous
posted: 02:32 pm
International friendly match South Korea U20 Vs Nigeria U20

South Korea U20 0-1 Nigeria U20 full time.
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