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Super Eagles players have taken to putting in an extra shift as preparations for the African Nations Cup heats up

Posted: 12 January 2013 Time: 11:17 am

A number of Super Eagles players have taken to putting in an extra shift as preparations for the African Nations Cup heats up in the Nigeria camp.

On Friday, the quartet of Nosa Igiebor, Elderson Echiejile, Obiorah Nwankwo and Kenneth Omeruo all stayed behind to practise on their own after the regular team session.

The players practised set pieces, crosses and shooting.

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"We just want to get better for the Nations Cup, nothing special,” Real Betis midfielder Igiebor said after the session which lasted over 20 minutes.

They were later joined by assistant coach Sylvanus Okpala who showed appreciation at the players' commitment to the cause.

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Clever boys
posted: 11:36 am
just for 20 minutes? hahahahah
longman
posted: 11:57 am
@ clever boys ,” Real Betis midfielder Igiebor said after the session which lasted over 20 minutes.
Read well b4 yu comment!
mjerezamj
posted: 01:18 pm
Gr8 commitment shown its good for Nigeria. This will encourage other players
ijiesyoung
posted: 02:48 pm
YOU PEOPLE NEED IT MORE THAN EVER BECAUSE COHENSION IS LACKING IN THE TEAM.THIS IS WERE KESHI HAS FAILED SO FAR.LOOKING AT THE FROFILES OF OUR PLAYERS,NIGERIA AND IVORY COST ARE WELL EQUIPED WITH QUALITY PLAYERS (LOOK THEIR CLUBS OVERSEA),HOWEVER,NO TEAM WINS ON INDIVIDUAL TALENT BUT BLENDING OF TALENTS.WITH THE FEW FRIENDLY MATCHES I SAW,I WILL SAY KESHI IS YET TO UTILISED THE TALENTS WE ARE ENDOWED WITH.THIS IS NOT JOKE,WE HAVE A STRUGGLING TEAM INSPITE OF THE PLAYERS IN THE CAMP AND OFF CAMP.
Anonymous
posted: 04:00 pm
Nigeria 1-0 (0-0) Sparta Rotterdam
stanslinks
posted: 04:44 pm
IYOU PEOPLE NEED IT MORE THAN EVER BECAUSE COHENSION IS LACKING IN THE TEAM.THIS IS WERE KESHI HAS FAILED SO FAR.LOOKING AT THE FROFILES OF OUR PLAYERS,NIGERIA AND IVORY COST ARE WELL EQUIPED WITH QUALITY PLAYERS (LOOK THEIR CLUBS OVERSEA),HOWEVER,NO TEAM WINS ON INDIVIDUAL TALENT BUT BLENDING OF TALENTS.WITH THE FEW FRIENDLY MATCHES I SAW,I WILL SAY KESHI IS YET TO UTILISED THE TALENTS WE ARE ENDOWED WITH.THIS IS NOT JOKE,WE HAVE A STRUGGLING TEAM INSPITE OF THE PLAYERS IN THE CAMP AND OFF CAMP.
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@ indies young, I couldn't less. Some people have eyes but can not see. Indeed, they expect their wishes and personal aspiration for this team to become reality for every one, forgetting that there are no short cuts in football any more. Consistent training with a couch who knows what he is doing is the key to blending the players. May God help and bless the super eagles.
stanslinks
posted: 04:47 pm
@ indies young, I couldn't agree less. You nailed it on the head. Thanks
stanslinks
posted: 04:49 pm
My keyboard is acting up today. I meant @ijiesyoung.
The_Assassin_of_Orlando_Mamadou_Straighte
posted: 05:10 pm
The is no story here
blackpanther187
posted: 05:24 pm
Nigeria won 1 - 0 against Sparta Rotterdam.

I guess the haters will now say ahhhhhhhhh who is spartak rotterdam... allways this 1-0 victories...

I am pleased with the way things are going. Even if we play good in South Africa we still need luck.... at the end of the day.

Our 1-0 loss against Ivory Cost or our 2-1 loss against Ghana years ago isnt thaaaaaaat depressing in my opinion!!
ehisbaba
posted: 06:52 pm
I am just wondering. Did Nigeria provide insurance packages for these players in case they get injured. Not just match bonuses. Does anyone know?
ehisbaba
posted: 07:00 pm
Well done boys. Those few extra minutes often make a big difference an average player and an ever improving players.
ehisbaba
posted: 07:05 pm
I wish super eagles well. Keshi has at his disposal players that can improve a coach profile. If he doesn't do well with these super eagles, he has only himself to blame. Herve renard of Zambia would give many things to be Keshi's shoes because Nigerian players will give him an opportunity to improve his CV. Keshi, the ball is now in your court.

I wish you and your home based players well ( whom you preferred to other better Europe based players e.g kale uche, obafemi martins). Na Siddon look I dey
oga
posted: 07:22 pm
All I know is that the Eagles will do well in this tournament. Nigeria is a tough team to beat just check out their record even in this bad times of rebuilding the team. So in south africa we shall see that thing I like about Nigerians - the "Nigerian Spirit."
yesyesyes
posted: 09:19 pm
yes
yesyesyes
posted: 09:21 pm
This is good
Nigeria will nagositupatimonite Zambia 4-0
Nigeria will votisiporate Eithiopia 5-0
and will putaputimunize bukina faso 6-0

Like i said these is sitimonupatenacuratedly good
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 10:55 pm
NAIJA ALL THE WAY:
COURTESY OF GOAL.COM

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Emenike scores as Nigeria defeat Sparta Rotterdam in warm up
The Super Eagles continued their build up to the Africa Cup of Nations with a victory over the Dutch club in Faro

Jan 12, 2013 5:48:00 PM
MORE ON : Nigeria, Sparta Rotterdam



The Super Eagles continued its buildup for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa later this month with an amazing display of attacking football to overwhelm Dutch side, Sparta Rotterdam 1-0, in Faro, Portugal on Saturday afternoon.

The game which was played at the Browns Sports and Leisure Club, where the Eagles are presently camped ahead of the Afcon started on a cautious not for both sides, but it was the Eagles which featured skipper Joseph Yobo pairing youthful Kenneth Omeruo, who was impressive in the heart of the defence, that seized the initiatives just five minutes into the encounter.

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A combination of Efe Ambrose and Ahmed Musa found Nosa Igiebor at the edge of the box, but he blasted wide. In the 10th minute, Mikel Obi combined beautifully with Igiebor to free Emenike, but his shot was again wasted. Mikel again did a yeoman’s job in the 14th minute to send Emenike clear and he promptly tucked the ball into the net but Dutch referee for the game Wim Bronsvoort ruled it offside.

From then on it was one way traffic as the Eagles seized control of the game but Igiebor, Moses, Emenike and Musa somehow managed not to score and the half thus ended goalless, to the chagrin of Stephen Keshi, who thought his wards should have at least been two goals up by then.

The Eagles continued from where they stopped in the second stanza and in the 55thminute, Ambrose Efe combined beautifully with Musa, who dribbled his way into the vital area before laying the ball for bulky Emenike to riffle home for what turned out the only goal of the encounter.


After the goal Keshi made eight changes to his team with Ejike Uzoenyi coming in for Victor Moses, Gabriel Reuben for Mikel, Ike Uche for Emenike, Sunday Mba for Nosa Igiebor, Brown Ideye for Musa, Ogenyi Onazi for Yobo, Nwankwo Obiorah for Ogude Fegor and goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim for Vincent Enyeama.

The Dutch side did threaten a couple of times through dangerman, Donovan Deekman spotting number 11 jersey, but it was dealt by Enyeama and later by Agbim. Infact, they took only one straight shot at goal that was easily pick up by Enyeama at the start of the second half.

The Eagles continued their dominant play even with the changes but Ideye, Uche, Reuben and Mba failed to increase the tally, to keep the scoreline at only 1-0, after 90minutes.

Rotterdam coach, Michel Vonk, said he was delighted with the robust, attacking play of the Eagles, adding that if they keep it up they will go far at the Nations Cup. “Your team play physical and quick and at times they slow it down and before you know it they are all over you. I told my players that is what to expect and we were not disappointed. Their quality is very good”, he said.

The coach singled out Mikel Obi and Kenneth Omeruo for special mention. “Your number 10 (Mikel), is very good, creative and has good vision, then Omeruo, very good aerially and gives good cover to the keeper. Your team wasted a lot of chances, they must learn to take them at the Nations Cup and I wish them good luck,” he concluded.

Nigeria will begin their Afcon 2013 campaign with a match against Zambia on January 21 in Nelspruit.
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 10:58 pm
NAIJA ALL THE WAY:
COURTESY OF GOAL.COM

========================================================================

Emenike scores as Nigeria defeat Sparta Rotterdam in warm up
The Super Eagles continued their build up to the Africa Cup of Nations with a victory over the Dutch club in Faro

Jan 12, 2013 5:48:00 PM
MORE ON : Nigeria, Sparta Rotterdam



The Super Eagles continued its buildup for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa later this month with an amazing display of attacking football to overwhelm Dutch side, Sparta Rotterdam 1-0, in Faro, Portugal on Saturday afternoon.

The game which was played at the Browns Sports and Leisure Club, where the Eagles are presently camped ahead of the Afcon started on a cautious not for both sides, but it was the Eagles which featured skipper Joseph Yobo pairing youthful Kenneth Omeruo, who was impressive in the heart of the defence, that seized the initiatives just five minutes into the encounter.

A combination of Efe Ambrose and Ahmed Musa found Nosa Igiebor at the edge of the box, but he blasted wide. In the 10th minute, Mikel Obi combined beautifully with Igiebor to free Emenike, but his shot was again wasted. Mikel again did a yeoman’s job in the 14th minute to send Emenike clear and he promptly tucked the ball into the net but Dutch referee for the game Wim Bronsvoort ruled it offside.

From then on it was one way traffic as the Eagles seized control of the game but Igiebor, Moses, Emenike and Musa somehow managed not to score and the half thus ended goalless, to the chagrin of Stephen Keshi, who thought his wards should have at least been two goals up by then.

The Eagles continued from where they stopped in the second stanza and in the 55thminute, Ambrose Efe combined beautifully with Musa, who dribbled his way into the vital area before laying the ball for bulky Emenike to riffle home for what turned out the only goal of the encounter.


After the goal Keshi made eight changes to his team with Ejike Uzoenyi coming in for Victor Moses, Gabriel Reuben for Mikel, Ike Uche for Emenike, Sunday Mba for Nosa Igiebor, Brown Ideye for Musa, Ogenyi Onazi for Yobo, Nwankwo Obiorah for Ogude Fegor and goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim for Vincent Enyeama.

The Dutch side did threaten a couple of times through dangerman, Donovan Deekman spotting number 11 jersey, but it was dealt by Enyeama and later by Agbim. Infact, they took only one straight shot at goal that was easily pick up by Enyeama at the start of the second half.

The Eagles continued their dominant play even with the changes but Ideye, Uche, Reuben and Mba failed to increase the tally, to keep the scoreline at only 1-0, after 90minutes.

Rotterdam coach, Michel Vonk, said he was delighted with the robust, attacking play of the Eagles, adding that if they keep it up they will go far at the Nations Cup. “Your team play physical and quick and at times they slow it down and before you know it they are all over you. I told my players that is what to expect and we were not disappointed. Their quality is very good”, he said.

The coach singled out Mikel Obi and Kenneth Omeruo for special mention. “Your number 10 (Mikel), is very good, creative and has good vision, then Omeruo, very good aerially and gives good cover to the keeper. Your team wasted a lot of chances, they must learn to take them at the Nations Cup and I wish them good luck,” he concluded.

Nigeria will begin their Afcon 2013 campaign with a match against Zambia on January 21 in Nelspruit.


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topstarz
posted: 11:06 pm
yesYesYes na wah oooo.... Oh Abeg , how many more days to nations cup ? Game !47 No forget your duties on this Forum
blackpanther187
posted: 11:12 pm
@yesyes...wake up
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