Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi

Keshi completes squad

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi names squad

Posted: 27 February 2012 Time: 10:45 am

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi on Saturday named 11 players from the domestic league to join the Europe-based pros for Wednesday's African Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda.   

Warri Wolves goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim headed the names that also included his Wolves teammates Azubuike Egwueke and Sunday Mba.   Also included were Kanu Pillars duo of Papa Idris and Reuben Gabriel along with Sunshine Stars skipper Godfrey Oboabona.   The rest are Juwon Oshaniwa of Sharks, Heartland’s Bartholomew Ibenegbu and Obinna Nwachukwu, Rangers winger, Ejike Uzoenyi and Enyimba striker Uche Kalu.   Dropped from the squad were Sharks goalie, Okemuteh Odah, Warri Wolves midfielder Ossai Uche, Heartland striker Izu Azuka, Akwa United's Solomon Jabason and baby-faced striker Barnabas Imenger of Kwara United. 

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

TeellThemm
posted: 10:57 am
This after MTN Football has run the story. You should have look for something new to report because this is not new.
Kerewa
posted: 12:05 pm
My question is? Are these guys younger than the foreign legion or older. cos if they are older, we are still doing the right thing in a wrong way. Age will still catch up on them soon. Lets look at this critically.
Anonymous
posted: 12:46 pm
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21guns ➽ ➽ ➽
posted: 12:59 pm
i have a news for you people i hope no wahala

Three Nigerian players arrested over India 'sex racket'
Nigerians arrested over India 'sex racket'
Posted: 2012-02-27 10:38

Three Nigerian footballers, one of whom has turned out in the First Division of the I-League, were arrested on Friday along with a woman from an apartment in Garfa of south eastern Kolkata for allegedly running a sex racket, police said

The arrested players are Adeola Hassan of Mohammedan Sporting and Michael Tayo and Wahid Abdullah of Kalighat Milan Sangha. The woman is alleged to be a sex worker.

All four were produced before the Alipore court, which remanded them to judicial custody till March 9.

A police officer said following complaints from locals that the Nigerians were running a brothel in the area for quite some time, a raid was conducted early on Friday and on entering the apartment, police found one of the players in a compromising position with the woman.

Tayo had earlier played in the first tier of the I-League for Sporting Clube de Goa and Air India.

All three took part in the Second Division I-League this season.
Dat Igbo boy
posted: 01:00 pm
Like serious Mr Colin Udoh are you for real, please for once be proactive in your profession not this reactive journalism. Haba this is no longer news
Dat Igbo boy
posted: 01:06 pm
As at this time all but Joel, Uche and Vincent are in Nigeria but you will rather wait until they leave this night to Rwanda then tomorrow morning Tuesday you will come up with an article "Taiwo and Etuhu hits camp" LOL
Nkata Offor 1 of Igbo land
posted: 01:17 pm
Dropped or picked are all the same, as a coach you could have use all these guys and play this game, by the reason of filling the gaps in future for the incapacity once. Until we start from home, you are doing nothing. Must it be one person rotating? Nigeria belong to everybody not one man rotating to gain political power, a player is a player no matter where you found him or her. Keshi you have never proof to me your superiority to handle this team, frankly, he want to use our only love start his politics again. Every players start from somewhere and you can develop talents from this local boys who is the only groups are ready to die for Nigeria for now, I am not saying that foreign players is not good but we have known them already, they are the same people of hearts brokers, can’t we search for another people? Now, let me tell you the philosophy of Siasia, Siasia, want to bring all his players together from u20 to u23 first, because he knows them, he knows their capabilities, he want to start bringing changes from the weak once, and that is what could have brought Nigeria football back. You see, we always quick to judge people and claim righteousness. If you check those in the national team world wide and check Germany players as a whole they are same mate with Emmanuel Ekpo, Nsofor, obasi, mikel, etc, not yakubu,kaita,etuhu etc, they are good players but not for today’s national teams which needs aggressive players not lazy or hiding in someone back as etuhu use to do. That’s why Siasia uses Amed Musa, Igiabor, Odmadu etc to joint them as balance. Siasia love Etuhu,Yakubu, Kaita, Obagoal etc but the truth is that those guys have played his price for Nigeria already, they must give way to aggressive talented players get themselves in. I don’t like keshi because he have no playing sense only commanding right from his playing time, only commanding, big big names, Sisasia is a humble guy no non sense man. Sisasia is if you say u sabi play show it! I don’t like Keshi styles of building team. The local boys can go to brazil and score them or draw game, this squad can destroy any country in the world. Can those foreign players risky their legs? No. This is a simply thing a coach suppose to know that local lad is better than those econdition environments guys. But if we are going som,ething like senior world cup, at least you can invite four or five sharp players to join your local lad. What is called building a team? You build what you see not what you didn’t see. If you want to build a house you start from the land not up. Thank you guys very much, this that my problems and is eating on me. This our local player can destroy any team in the world but coach must be a risky taker. Keshi has fail since he underrate the guys, he will only call up Moses and Osaze,nsofor and obasi to join the local lad. All this fake old and heavy boundless have nothing to offer. NKATA OFFOR 1 OF IGBO LAND, SPEAKS.
Dat Igbo boy
posted: 01:17 pm
Victor Moses Training with the Super Eagles

Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses was among eight Europe-based pros who trained with the Nigeria Super Eagles Monday morning ahead of a 2013 Nations Cup qualifier in Rwanda.

Moses’ appearance has thus doused any speculations that he has developed cold feet over his decision to feature for Nigeria ahead of England.

He said he is “super excited” to be part of the Eagles.

The Wigan star is expected to make his long-awaited Eagles debut on Wednesday in Kigali.

Also, midfielder Sani Kaita trained fully with the Eagles in Abuja to finally dispel rumours he is nursing an injury.

Other overseas stars at the training were the England quartet of Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Blackburn Rovers), Dickson Etuhu (Fulham), Osaze Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion) and Taye Taiwo (QPR).

Three players, Vincent Enyeama, Joel Obi and Ikechukwu Uche, have been permitted by coach Stephen Keshi join the squad later Monday as they were involved with their European clubs Sunday.

Monday’s morning workout was exciting as the 11 players from the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) battled to assert themselves on the pitch.

The other interesting aspect of the training was that all the players sported newly designed training kits delivered by kit sponsors adidas.

The team will depart for Rwanda Monday night on a chartered flight.
TeellThemm
posted: 01:24 pm
@21guns
I know your hypocrite Ghanaian will want to talk with their holier than thou attitude forgetting that all Ghana woman are prostitute. One can sleep with mother and daughter with only 5cedis. You guys should better keep quit or else...... Your women, I mean Ghana woman are the cheapest prostitute in the whole world. Just get them a fried rice and one can go twenty round. Juju people.
Game147
posted: 03:00 pm
@Tellthemm, Laughing my fucking ass to infinity (lmfati). U no go kill me with laughter o.

Meanwhile, how on earth did you forget to mention 'kenke' &'shito' ???
Abeg, my brother leave them mek we talk beta thing jare.
TeellThemm
posted: 03:28 pm
@Game147
No mind them, they think we don't know them.
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
while others are busy discovering new players and building for 2014, Keshi is busy parading tire, and mediocre players in the name of re-building. It is only in Nigeria we build with tokunbo materials, no wonder our buildings keep collapsing. Keshi is afraid of taking risk,we will see how far those old heart breakers will take him. I dey watch.
Dat Igbo boy
posted: 10:08 pm
AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW WITH OSAZE ODEMWINGIE...

In-form Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie has called on the Super Eagles to prove they are worthy of the country's support after failing to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 30-year-old noted that he and his fellow national team-mates had failed the country and must now redeem themselves by ensuring they fight to beat Rwanda in their opening 2013 qualifiers for the continental showpiece on Wednesday.

"I think the period of claiming to be the giants of Africa is over," Odemwingie told BBC Sport.

"Now we need to fight hard on the pitch and do away with the egos off it as well.

"We let ourselves and the country down by not playing at the last Cup of Nations, now we have a second chance to fix things.

"If we want to win back the support of our fans, we must go out and show them a strong reason to never turn their back on us."

With only six from former coach Samson Siasia's team that failed to secure a place in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea in this side, Osaze believes the era of big names and big clubs helping to get places in the team is gone.

"This is a direct message to us (players) that names and clubs can no longer guarantee you a call-up," he said.

"I think now I understand why the media and former players call him the 'big boss' - you either perform or face the exit door.

"Everyone has to earn their place on the pitch and that is an extra motivation and fresh challenge.

"If we want to be called the Super Eagles, then now is the time to prove it on the pitch and not on paper."

Osaze, who is one of the players believed to have sabotaged Nigeria's 2012 campaign, said he was so pained by missing out on the tournament that he could not bear to watch it on TV.

"Sincerely, I couldn't watch. I've been playing in it since 2004 and missing out was very hard to deal with," he said.

"Collectively we all contributed to our failure to qualify - but we honestly need to change our attitude and mindset as players now.

"(We need to) work harder, respect our opponents and know that collectively we need to fight together to achieve success."
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Hmmmm wot more do i need to add to d above born again Osaze, am only going to cross my fingers and watch
9jaboi4life
posted: 01:30 am
I think the Super Eagles of Nigeria is gradually becoming a tribal affair just like the Super Falcons since Keshi was appointed the honcho of the national team. From a personal observation, almost all the home based players that are invited to SE are mainly Igbos. This is not good for the growth and development of nigerian football. Players should be given the chance to serve the country based on merit and not on tribalism or favouritism.
9jaboi4life
posted: 01:48 am
I don't know if anyone has observed the tribalistic SE team Keshi is tryin to build. He was made the gaffer of the national team to build a formidable team for the future. I wonder what will become of the likes of Ideye, Ekigho Ehiosu, Nosa Igiebor, Odion Ighalo, Haruna Lukma, Sone Aluko, Rabiu Ibrahim, Michael Eneramo etc. that are not igbos. These are promising nigerian players that we should be building a team with. I am not saying i am have any issue with the Igbos. Ikechuchwu Uche is actually one of my fav nigerian player at the moment cos he always gives his all whenever he's donning the nigerian jersey.
UZ0
posted: 02:39 am
Why is ALUKO not the #10 for Eagles?
He is the ONLY super eagles mid-fielder who is REGULARLY scoring goals for his club (rangers of Scottish prem league).
SAM ALUKO should be given a regular call up and partnered with JOEL OBI in the middle with Musa on the wing with his pace.
UZ0
posted: 02:42 am
SONE ALUKO
UZ0
posted: 02:44 am
Why is ALUKO not the #10 for Eagles?
He is the ONLY super eagles mid-fielder who is REGULARLY scoring goals for his club (rangers of Scottish prem league).
SONE ALUKO should be given a regular call up and partnered with JOEL OBI in the middle with Musa on the wing with his pace.
Dat Igbo boy
posted: 02:56 am
What is the kickoff time for the Afcon friendly match between Rwanda and the SE tomorrow in Kigali
TeellThemm
posted: 08:44 am
@9jaboi4life
I concur with your argument but the best from our league can come from anywhere. I don't care if the home base players invited are only Yoruba, Hausa, Ijaw or Igbo as long they are the best around. This has always been my argument, we should strive to see the best and not the tribe. From the foreign players invited, you fail to see, Victor Moses, Osaze, Yakubu, Yobo, Musa, Kaita, Etuhu, Enyeama and Taiwo whom are not Igbo's. Your post speak more of your tribalism and sentiments. I have never supported the appointment of Keshi and i do not have anything personal against him but since he is there, only his result will justify his appointment just like Westerhof, Bonfere, Siaia and so on. I am wishing the day Nigerians will wake up and remove zoning system, quota system from their mindset but i guess that day will never come. Let see the best in us and not tribe and if one tribe can produce a national team for Nigeria then so be it as long as they deliver. The best can be 22 Hausa players, 22 Yoruba players, 22 Edo players, 22 Efik players, 22 Ijaw players or 22 Igbo players, it doesn't matter where they come from as long the represent the BEST.
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