Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Brazil World Cup 2014: Agbim, Yobo, Osaze Make Super Eagles 30 Man Provisional List

Nigeria's Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has finally met FIFA’s May 10 deadline for the submission of final list of players selected to put on the jerseys of their countries at the World Cup in Brazil, the Nigeria Football Federation Tuesday released a provisional list of 30 Super Eagles players for the tournament.
Brazil World Cup 2014: Agbim, Yobo, Osaze Make Super Eagles 30 Man Provisional List
Goalkeepers are Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim and Daniel Akpeyi.

Defenders selected for the tournament are Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Yobo and Kunle Odunlami.

Midfielders are  John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Ejike Uzoenyi Sunday Mba, Gabriel ReubenNosa Igiebor, Joel Obi and Michael Uchebo.

Attackers includes Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Victor Nsofor, Osaze Odemwingie, Babatunde Michael, Uche Nwafor and Nnamdi Oduamadi.

The list which was read out by the Head Coach of the team Stephen Keshi was released after he held a three-hour meeting with the NFF Technical Committee at the Glass House in Abuja.

Stephen Keshi further stated that the final list of 23 players who would represent the nation in Brazil would be released on June 2.

Last Monday the coach had insisted  that he was not be arm-twisted by members of the Nigeria Football Federation to include or drop any player in the list.

He said he had a free hand from the NFF to select the best players for the World Cup, but he was not averse to taking advice from well-meaning Nigerians on squad composition.

According to him;
“The NFF is our parent body and should be concerned about team composition for the World Cup, because the body is made up of well-meaning Nigerians. But to be honest to Nigerians, nobody in the NFF has come to me to say pick player A or B. They respect my job as the head coach and I respect them as my employers and there is no clash of interest.”
I totally disagree with the following players making the list; Chigozie Agbim, Joel Obi, Michael Uchebo, Shola Ameobi and Michael Babatunde. Well, I am so happy that there is no Gambo and Ideye on the list and I don't understand what Ameobi can offer with 2 goals in the EPL this season.
What do you think about this list?


  1. why is uche not in d list. good to see osaze in d list

    1. Why Uche did not make the list is still a joke. Yeah, I agree with you on Osaze's inclusion. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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