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Kaduna United striker Jude Aneke replaces Osaze Odemwingie

Posted: 8 November 2011 Time: 08:57

Nigeria Premier League leading scorer Jude Aneke has been called up by Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi as a replacement for Osaze Odemwingie.

“I spoke with Osaze yesterday and he told me he did not feature for his club in their last game because he was injured and would not be fit in time for these games,” Keshi said. “So I decided to call up Jude Aneke.

“He is the highest goalscorer in the Nigerian League, and he has scored a record 20 goals which is impressive, so he deserves to be in the national team.”

Aneke set a new Premier League scoring record when he hit his 20th goal of the season last week.

The forward, who plays for unfashionable Kaduna United, is said to be headed for Belgian club Genk during the winter transfer window.

Previous comments on this story...

Kerewa
posted: 09:30 am
Ok this is a welcome development. The SE are to regroup starting today.
Kerewa
posted: 09:33 am
Please Colin give us update of how many that are in camp already, or has early reporting to camp stopped?? Any deadline at all???
Amata Plus
posted: 09:33 am
Tiny Ghana has a sponsorship with PUMA worth $25m plus incentives, while mighty Nigeria has a sponsorship deal with ADIDAS worth €3.2m plus same incentives! Can you see the difference between Nigerian football and that of Ghana? Can you spot the difference?

Ghana's edge is obviously administrative, not better players. Vision and purposefulness have deserted our football. Hypocrisy and self deception run by propaganda have taken centre stage.

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH!

Congrats Aneke. Go there and prove your worth!

Amata Plus
posted: 09:35 am
Tiny Ghana has a sponsorship with PUMA worth $25m plus incentives, while mighty Nigeria has a sponsorship deal with ADIDAS worth €3.2m plus same incentives! Can you see the difference between Nigerian football and that of Ghana? Can you spot the difference?

Ghana's edge is obviously administrative, not better players. Vision and purposefulness have deserted our football. Hypocrisy and self deception run by propaganda have taken centre stage.

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH!

Congrats Aneke. Go there and prove your worth!

Amata Plus
posted: 09:42 am
Tiny Ghana has a sponsorship with PUMA worth $25m plus incentives, while mighty Nigeria has a sponsorship deal with ADIDAS worth €3.2m plus same incentives! Can you see the difference between Nigerian football and that of Ghana? Can you spot the difference?

Ghana's edge is obviously administrative, not better players. Vision and purposefulness have deserted our football. Hypocrisy and self deception run by propaganda have taken centre stage.

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH!

Congrats Aneke. Go there and prove your worth!

Amata Plus
posted: 09:43 am
Tiny Ghana has a sponsorship with PUMA worth $25m plus incentives, while mighty Nigeria has a sponsorship deal with ADIDAS worth €3.2m plus same incentives! Can you see the difference between Nigerian football and that of Ghana? Can you spot the difference?

Ghana's edge is obviously administrative, not better players. Vision and purposefulness have deserted our football. Hypocrisy and self deception run by propaganda have taken centre stage.

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH!

Congrats Aneke. Go there and prove your worth!

Amata Plus
posted: 09:51 am
Tiny Ghana has a sponsorship with PUMA worth $25m plus incentives, while mighty Nigeria has a sponsorship deal with ADIDAS worth €3.2m plus same incentives! Can you see the difference between Nigerian football and that of Ghana? Can you spot the difference?

Ghana's edge is obviously administrative, not better players. Vision and purposefulness have deserted our football. Hypocrisy and self deception run by propaganda have taken centre stage.

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH!

Congrats Aneke. Go there and prove your worth!

Game147
posted: 10:45 am
Good move. Let's hope we've found a striker who can salvage situations and not those who kick a goal-bound opportunity backwards instead of forward and thereby defiling the primary laws of physics ( indirectly sabotaging themselves and thinking they're paying a Coach back ).

Congrats Aneke. This is your chance.
eshilolo
posted: 11:42 am
i dnt no if any other person observ wot i observed at the last line of dis acticle?dat the striker will be headin to belgium for a club.by the time he does dat,will he still be a home base? ur guess is as good as mine.i pointed dis out basically for some of us who wud always clamour for home base players.u see, the aim of any player weather home all forighn is 2 make money.so sayin dat we shud stick 2 our home base players doesnt make sence 2 me cos no player wud like 2 be forever home base.as for ANEKE i wish him success to infinito.
eshilolo
posted: 11:51 am
is like NFF have restricted colin from given updates from camp,as for us not to start early castigation on the dicsiplinary action on the team as regards to how it use to be under siasia.i tink by now there shud have been atleast up to 10 players in the camp with the view of how it use to be.colin pls update us ooooooooooooooooo.
eshilolo
posted: 11:54 am
is like NFF have restricted colin from given updates from camp,as for us not to start early castigation on the dicsiplinary action on the team as regards to how it use to be under siasia.i tink by now there shud have been atleast up to 10 players in the camp with the view of how it use to be.colin pls update us ooooooooooooooooo.
werra
posted: 01:02 pm
CUM SATIZ THS WIK NIGERIAN TIM IZ IN TROUBLE UM TELIN U GUYS.. VIVA ZEBRAS VIVAAAAAAA!
Anonymous
posted: 02:20 pm
@eshilolo, you have said it all. Tomorrow, Aneke will be referred to as a foreign based player. So, this talk about home based players don't hold waters at all. But above all, I am happy that we are about getting another option in our attacking formation.
Dominion
posted: 02:40 pm
Who knows? Maybe this is the permanent replacement for Osaze.
MegV
posted: 03:17 pm
Nigeria are set to lose talented left-footed winger Sammy Ameobi after England U-21 boss Stuart Pearce handed him a debut call-up this week.
The younger brother of Shola Ameobi was keen to play for Nigeria and even made it to John Obuh's FlyingEagles camp earlier in the year. But despite admitting that he impressed, Obuh's interest ran cold.
Obuh had hailed the teenage star after watching him play for the team in warm-up games in Dubai while preparing for the African Youth Championship.
"He came and trained with usand in fact played two friendly games with us and I was hugely impressed with his performance" Obuh said in March.
There has also been no interest in the 19-year-old, who has already broken into the first team of Newcastle United in the English Premier League, from other national teams like the Dream Team Vand the Super Eagles.
Ameobi was invited for England' s upcoming Euro 2013 qualifier against Iceland in Colchester on Thursday.
Older brother Shola was recently cleared by FIFA to play for Nigeria .
Mimi
posted: 05:24 pm
@eshilolo and spot on, I agree with you guys. That's a very sound argument you raised there. We can't be clamouring for a home-based Super Eagles when the players themselves all want to play amongst the best in Europe. If the players themselves know that Europe is where the best footballing talents in the world converge (of course due mainly to commercial reasons), why then should we advocate for a home-based team? That is tantamount to leaving out your best players and presenting a 3rd or 4th string team as your National team, when all other countries are presenting their best. Definitely, if we do that we can't compete with the rest of the world.

Before we can think of doing that, our Nigerian football league has to be well developed in other to easily keep good players here and even attract talents from abroad. That is not going to happen overnight. It calls for private sector participation and solid organization on the part of our football administrators. Also, we cannot ignore the role our country's economy plays too. If the economy is not doing well, there's little one can do. So it all comes back to the sad state of governance in our country.
Anonymous
posted: 05:51 pm
@eshilolo,right.d solutn 2 dis malaise is 4 npl players 2 sign contracts wt der club.y d u tnk neymar is wt santos...
Anonymous
posted: 05:58 pm
wen players sign contracts wt deir clubs,dey r bnd 2 honour d contract.dis wld benefit d club as dey wld receive a fee.
nigeria &ghana match do or die
posted: 08:05 pm
@Amata Plus: you made a nice one God bless. my God help nigeria
Anonymous
posted: 11:18 pm
jude is a very good,nice and cool guy if u close 2 him 2 become higher goal scorer in nigeria league is not easy de guy desave it and i wish him d best.
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