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If it was keshi who picked Simy, all we will hear is drop rate,drop rate.....



The agents already got what they wanted from his world cup inclusion.

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Five players who should be in Nigeria's squad to face Libya
By Colin Udoh

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West Africa Editor, KweséESPN

http://kwese.espn.com/football/nigeria/ ... face-libya

There were few surprises when Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday announced his squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Libya.

Bar the return of Isaac Success, little of eyebrow-raising import greeted the announcement. The consistency of squad selection suggests that Rohr has settled on his core squad, and will only add or subtract based on variables like form, and injuries.

That said, there are a number of players who could well have been rewarded for their performance so far this season.

Ikouwem Udoh, Enyimba
If there is one position where Rohr is struggling to find a long term solution, it's at left back. Since the World Cup, Elderson Echiejile has effectively been discarded, while Bryan Idowu has barely convinced and is not featuring enough at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jamilu Collins was called up from the German second division's SC Paderborn during the last squad announcement but did not see any minutes against the Seychelles.

For a player who only made his professional debut in 2017, aged 17, Udoh has been on the fast track to stardom. He appeared from left field as replacement for the injured Daniel Itodo at the African Nations Championship, and became an instant hit.

Earlier this year, he was named captain of Nigeria's under 20 team and has been part of Enyimba's charge to the CAF Confederation Cup semi finals, scoring in their 5-1 quarterfinal win over Rayon Sport.


Theophilus Afelokhai, Enyimba
Afelokhai's continued exclusion from the Super Eagles' fold is one of the biggest head scratchers of Rohr's squad selection policies. The goalkeeper, who is currently first choice at Enyimba, continues to prove himself game by game with the People's Elephant, to the point where Ikechukwu Ezenwa is restricted to mostly Cup games against minor opposition.

It is understandable that with Ezenwa such a long term part of the Nigeria squad he would continue to get called up. But Afelokhai has done enough, and done it consistently, over the last few years, from Kano Pillars to Enyimba, to at least earn himself the reward of a phone call.


Ebere Eze, Queens Park Rangers
Ebere Eze plays for QPR in England.
At 20, Eze is young, but boy is he talented. Watching live games and Youtube videos of Eze raise nostalgic feelings of Austin Okocha, but with more directness.

England-born Eze's excellent technique means he can turn on a dime, can pick a pass, and has the ability to waltz through two or more opposition players.

With John Obi Mikel currently sidelined, these games should have offered the coach an opportunity to give the youngster a run and see what he brings to the table, especially after cutting Kelechi Nwakali.


Efe Ambrose, Hibernian
He's not a big favourite among Super Eagles fans, who would point to his propensity for being one error away from handing the opposition the game, but Efe Ambrose has been one of the most consistent Nigerian players over the last couple of seasons.

This term alone the defender has played in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League, for a total of 12 games and and two goals in the process. No other Super Eagles player has played that many competitive matches this season, and certainly no other defender can boast those goals.

His one drawback - by Rohr's youth-oriented reckoning - is his age, at 29. But one would think that if form and consistency are the measures of selection, Ambrose has more than earned his keep.


Reuben Yem, AS Trencin
Not many would have heard of Reuben Yem, the 20-year-old who plays for AS Trencin in Slovakia.

Like Ambrose, he has proven to be a regular and consistent part of the club's campaign so far this season, playing in all eight league games and three out of four Europa League matches.

With Shehu Abdullahi not having played enough, and Tyronne Ebuehi injured, Yem wold have offered a standby option on the depth chart. Or given chance at evaluation, anyway.

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I personal don't think Akpeyi should be in the team. I wouldn't mind the Enyimba first choice goalie Afolekhai. However would he be seen as the third choice or second choice keeper? It seems Uzoho is being groomed as the numero uno

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I personal don't think Akpeyi should be in the team. I wouldn't mind the Enyimba first choice goalie Afolekhai. However would he be seen as the third choice or second choice keeper? It seems Uzoho is being groomed as the numero uno


There’s a reason you don’t have a choice or a say in it. :thumb:

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I personal don't think Akpeyi should be in the team. I wouldn't mind the Enyimba first choice goalie Afolekhai. However would he be seen as the third choice or second choice keeper? It seems Uzoho is being groomed as the numero uno


There’s a reason you don’t have a choice or a say in it. :thumb:


You don't either, but that hasn't stopped you from recommending the likes of Makinwa in the past...

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EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
I personal don't think Akpeyi should be in the team. I wouldn't mind the Enyimba first choice goalie Afolekhai. However would he be seen as the third choice or second choice keeper? It seems Uzoho is being groomed as the numero uno


There’s a reason you don’t have a choice or a say in it. :thumb:


You don't either, but that hasn't stopped you from recommending the likes of Makinwa in the past...


You dey mind dat ifa head? mssshhhheeewww

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Five players who should be in Nigeria's squad to face Libya
By Colin Udoh

9:21 AM
Colin Udoh
West Africa Editor, KweséESPN

http://kwese.espn.com/football/nigeria/ ... face-libya

There were few surprises when Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday announced his squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Libya.

Bar the return of Isaac Success, little of eyebrow-raising import greeted the announcement. The consistency of squad selection suggests that Rohr has settled on his core squad, and will only add or subtract based on variables like form, and injuries.

That said, there are a number of players who could well have been rewarded for their performance so far this season.

Ikouwem Udoh, Enyimba
If there is one position where Rohr is struggling to find a long term solution, it's at left back. Since the World Cup, Elderson Echiejile has effectively been discarded, while Bryan Idowu has barely convinced and is not featuring enough at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jamilu Collins was called up from the German second division's SC Paderborn during the last squad announcement but did not see any minutes against the Seychelles.

For a player who only made his professional debut in 2017, aged 17, Udoh has been on the fast track to stardom. He appeared from left field as replacement for the injured Daniel Itodo at the African Nations Championship, and became an instant hit.

Earlier this year, he was named captain of Nigeria's under 20 team and has been part of Enyimba's charge to the CAF Confederation Cup semi finals, scoring in their 5-1 quarterfinal win over Rayon Sport.


Theophilus Afelokhai, Enyimba
Afelokhai's continued exclusion from the Super Eagles' fold is one of the biggest head scratchers of Rohr's squad selection policies. The goalkeeper, who is currently first choice at Enyimba, continues to prove himself game by game with the People's Elephant, to the point where Ikechukwu Ezenwa is restricted to mostly Cup games against minor opposition.

It is understandable that with Ezenwa such a long term part of the Nigeria squad he would continue to get called up. But Afelokhai has done enough, and done it consistently, over the last few years, from Kano Pillars to Enyimba, to at least earn himself the reward of a phone call.


Ebere Eze, Queens Park Rangers
Ebere Eze plays for QPR in England.
At 20, Eze is young, but boy is he talented. Watching live games and Youtube videos of Eze raise nostalgic feelings of Austin Okocha, but with more directness.

England-born Eze's excellent technique means he can turn on a dime, can pick a pass, and has the ability to waltz through two or more opposition players.

With John Obi Mikel currently sidelined, these games should have offered the coach an opportunity to give the youngster a run and see what he brings to the table, especially after cutting Kelechi Nwakali.


Efe Ambrose, Hibernian
He's not a big favourite among Super Eagles fans, who would point to his propensity for being one error away from handing the opposition the game, but Efe Ambrose has been one of the most consistent Nigerian players over the last couple of seasons.

This term alone the defender has played in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League, for a total of 12 games and and two goals in the process. No other Super Eagles player has played that many competitive matches this season, and certainly no other defender can boast those goals.

His one drawback - by Rohr's youth-oriented reckoning - is his age, at 29. But one would think that if form and consistency are the measures of selection, Ambrose has more than earned his keep.


Reuben Yem, AS Trencin
Not many would have heard of Reuben Yem, the 20-year-old who plays for AS Trencin in Slovakia.

Like Ambrose, he has proven to be a regular and consistent part of the club's campaign so far this season, playing in all eight league games and three out of four Europa League matches.

With Shehu Abdullahi not having played enough, and Tyronne Ebuehi injured, Yem wold have offered a standby option on the depth chart. Or given chance at evaluation, anyway.



Efe Ambrose ke ! May be he meant a different Efe Ambrose he can’t be recommending that wastepipe that couldnt defend against Ethiopia or Guinea no serious journalist would bother mentioning a useless player that Messi toyed with.


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Flex Swift wrote:
Damunk wrote:
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Five players who should be in Nigeria's squad to face Libya
By Colin Udoh

9:21 AM
Colin Udoh
West Africa Editor, KweséESPN

http://kwese.espn.com/football/nigeria/ ... face-libya

There were few surprises when Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday announced his squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Libya.

Bar the return of Isaac Success, little of eyebrow-raising import greeted the announcement. The consistency of squad selection suggests that Rohr has settled on his core squad, and will only add or subtract based on variables like form, and injuries.

That said, there are a number of players who could well have been rewarded for their performance so far this season.

Ikouwem Udoh, Enyimba
If there is one position where Rohr is struggling to find a long term solution, it's at left back. Since the World Cup, Elderson Echiejile has effectively been discarded, while Bryan Idowu has barely convinced and is not featuring enough at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jamilu Collins was called up from the German second division's SC Paderborn during the last squad announcement but did not see any minutes against the Seychelles.

For a player who only made his professional debut in 2017, aged 17, Udoh has been on the fast track to stardom. He appeared from left field as replacement for the injured Daniel Itodo at the African Nations Championship, and became an instant hit.

Earlier this year, he was named captain of Nigeria's under 20 team and has been part of Enyimba's charge to the CAF Confederation Cup semi finals, scoring in their 5-1 quarterfinal win over Rayon Sport.


Theophilus Afelokhai, Enyimba
Afelokhai's continued exclusion from the Super Eagles' fold is one of the biggest head scratchers of Rohr's squad selection policies. The goalkeeper, who is currently first choice at Enyimba, continues to prove himself game by game with the People's Elephant, to the point where Ikechukwu Ezenwa is restricted to mostly Cup games against minor opposition.

It is understandable that with Ezenwa such a long term part of the Nigeria squad he would continue to get called up. But Afelokhai has done enough, and done it consistently, over the last few years, from Kano Pillars to Enyimba, to at least earn himself the reward of a phone call.


Ebere Eze, Queens Park Rangers
Ebere Eze plays for QPR in England.
At 20, Eze is young, but boy is he talented. Watching live games and Youtube videos of Eze raise nostalgic feelings of Austin Okocha, but with more directness.

England-born Eze's excellent technique means he can turn on a dime, can pick a pass, and has the ability to waltz through two or more opposition players.

With John Obi Mikel currently sidelined, these games should have offered the coach an opportunity to give the youngster a run and see what he brings to the table, especially after cutting Kelechi Nwakali.


Efe Ambrose, Hibernian
He's not a big favourite among Super Eagles fans, who would point to his propensity for being one error away from handing the opposition the game, but Efe Ambrose has been one of the most consistent Nigerian players over the last couple of seasons.

This term alone the defender has played in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League, for a total of 12 games and and two goals in the process. No other Super Eagles player has played that many competitive matches this season, and certainly no other defender can boast those goals.

His one drawback - by Rohr's youth-oriented reckoning - is his age, at 29. But one would think that if form and consistency are the measures of selection, Ambrose has more than earned his keep.


Reuben Yem, AS Trencin
Not many would have heard of Reuben Yem, the 20-year-old who plays for AS Trencin in Slovakia.

Like Ambrose, he has proven to be a regular and consistent part of the club's campaign so far this season, playing in all eight league games and three out of four Europa League matches.

With Shehu Abdullahi not having played enough, and Tyronne Ebuehi injured, Yem wold have offered a standby option on the depth chart. Or given chance at evaluation, anyway.



Efe Ambrose ke ! May be he meant a different Efe Ambrose he can’t be recommending that wastepipe that couldnt defend against Ethiopia or Guinea no serious journalist would bother mentioning a useless player that Messi toyed with.
Tell us one defender Messi has not toyed with.
Having asked that, I agree that Ambrose is not the solution to our defense problem.

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Nigerians and their love for half baked players!
None of the people listed is up to par and would be an upgrade to any of the current players in camp.
Efe Ambrose? Seriously? Calamity Efe? The less said, the better.
All this talk about Udoh is hype. The Atletico Madrid match was a fluke - we all saw how the MOTM of that game (Kelechi Nwakali) bombed when brought into the SE proper.
Please, enough of all this mega hyping!!.
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Five players who should be in Nigeria's squad to face Libya
By Colin Udoh

9:21 AM
Colin Udoh
West Africa Editor, KweséESPN

http://kwese.espn.com/football/nigeria/ ... face-libya

There were few surprises when Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday announced his squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Libya.

Bar the return of Isaac Success, little of eyebrow-raising import greeted the announcement. The consistency of squad selection suggests that Rohr has settled on his core squad, and will only add or subtract based on variables like form, and injuries.

That said, there are a number of players who could well have been rewarded for their performance so far this season.

Ikouwem Udoh, Enyimba
If there is one position where Rohr is struggling to find a long term solution, it's at left back. Since the World Cup, Elderson Echiejile has effectively been discarded, while Bryan Idowu has barely convinced and is not featuring enough at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jamilu Collins was called up from the German second division's SC Paderborn during the last squad announcement but did not see any minutes against the Seychelles.

For a player who only made his professional debut in 2017, aged 17, Udoh has been on the fast track to stardom. He appeared from left field as replacement for the injured Daniel Itodo at the African Nations Championship, and became an instant hit.

Earlier this year, he was named captain of Nigeria's under 20 team and has been part of Enyimba's charge to the CAF Confederation Cup semi finals, scoring in their 5-1 quarterfinal win over Rayon Sport.


Theophilus Afelokhai, Enyimba
Afelokhai's continued exclusion from the Super Eagles' fold is one of the biggest head scratchers of Rohr's squad selection policies. The goalkeeper, who is currently first choice at Enyimba, continues to prove himself game by game with the People's Elephant, to the point where Ikechukwu Ezenwa is restricted to mostly Cup games against minor opposition.

It is understandable that with Ezenwa such a long term part of the Nigeria squad he would continue to get called up. But Afelokhai has done enough, and done it consistently, over the last few years, from Kano Pillars to Enyimba, to at least earn himself the reward of a phone call.


Ebere Eze, Queens Park Rangers
Ebere Eze plays for QPR in England.
At 20, Eze is young, but boy is he talented. Watching live games and Youtube videos of Eze raise nostalgic feelings of Austin Okocha, but with more directness.

England-born Eze's excellent technique means he can turn on a dime, can pick a pass, and has the ability to waltz through two or more opposition players.

With John Obi Mikel currently sidelined, these games should have offered the coach an opportunity to give the youngster a run and see what he brings to the table, especially after cutting Kelechi Nwakali.


Efe Ambrose, Hibernian
He's not a big favourite among Super Eagles fans, who would point to his propensity for being one error away from handing the opposition the game, but Efe Ambrose has been one of the most consistent Nigerian players over the last couple of seasons.

This term alone the defender has played in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League, for a total of 12 games and and two goals in the process. No other Super Eagles player has played that many competitive matches this season, and certainly no other defender can boast those goals.

His one drawback - by Rohr's youth-oriented reckoning - is his age, at 29. But one would think that if form and consistency are the measures of selection, Ambrose has more than earned his keep.


Reuben Yem, AS Trencin
Not many would have heard of Reuben Yem, the 20-year-old who plays for AS Trencin in Slovakia.

Like Ambrose, he has proven to be a regular and consistent part of the club's campaign so far this season, playing in all eight league games and three out of four Europa League matches.

With Shehu Abdullahi not having played enough, and Tyronne Ebuehi injured, Yem wold have offered a standby option on the depth chart. Or given chance at evaluation, anyway.

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Nigerians and their love for half baked players!
None of the people listed is up to par and would be an upgrade to any of the current players in camp.
Efe Ambrose? Seriously? Calamity Efe? The less said, the better.
All this talk about Udoh is hype. The Atletico Madrid match was a fluke - we all saw how the MOTM of that game (Kelechi Nwakali) bombed when brought into the SE proper.
Please, enough of all this mega hyping!!.


Bros do we have a choice? How many fully baked players do we have? :D

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Flex Swift wrote:
Damunk wrote:
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Five players who should be in Nigeria's squad to face Libya
By Colin Udoh

9:21 AM
Colin Udoh
West Africa Editor, KweséESPN

http://kwese.espn.com/football/nigeria/ ... face-libya

There were few surprises when Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday announced his squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Libya.

Bar the return of Isaac Success, little of eyebrow-raising import greeted the announcement. The consistency of squad selection suggests that Rohr has settled on his core squad, and will only add or subtract based on variables like form, and injuries.

That said, there are a number of players who could well have been rewarded for their performance so far this season.

Ikouwem Udoh, Enyimba
If there is one position where Rohr is struggling to find a long term solution, it's at left back. Since the World Cup, Elderson Echiejile has effectively been discarded, while Bryan Idowu has barely convinced and is not featuring enough at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jamilu Collins was called up from the German second division's SC Paderborn during the last squad announcement but did not see any minutes against the Seychelles.

For a player who only made his professional debut in 2017, aged 17, Udoh has been on the fast track to stardom. He appeared from left field as replacement for the injured Daniel Itodo at the African Nations Championship, and became an instant hit.

Earlier this year, he was named captain of Nigeria's under 20 team and has been part of Enyimba's charge to the CAF Confederation Cup semi finals, scoring in their 5-1 quarterfinal win over Rayon Sport.


Theophilus Afelokhai, Enyimba
Afelokhai's continued exclusion from the Super Eagles' fold is one of the biggest head scratchers of Rohr's squad selection policies. The goalkeeper, who is currently first choice at Enyimba, continues to prove himself game by game with the People's Elephant, to the point where Ikechukwu Ezenwa is restricted to mostly Cup games against minor opposition.

It is understandable that with Ezenwa such a long term part of the Nigeria squad he would continue to get called up. But Afelokhai has done enough, and done it consistently, over the last few years, from Kano Pillars to Enyimba, to at least earn himself the reward of a phone call.


Ebere Eze, Queens Park Rangers
Ebere Eze plays for QPR in England.
At 20, Eze is young, but boy is he talented. Watching live games and Youtube videos of Eze raise nostalgic feelings of Austin Okocha, but with more directness.

England-born Eze's excellent technique means he can turn on a dime, can pick a pass, and has the ability to waltz through two or more opposition players.

With John Obi Mikel currently sidelined, these games should have offered the coach an opportunity to give the youngster a run and see what he brings to the table, especially after cutting Kelechi Nwakali.


Efe Ambrose, Hibernian
He's not a big favourite among Super Eagles fans, who would point to his propensity for being one error away from handing the opposition the game, but Efe Ambrose has been one of the most consistent Nigerian players over the last couple of seasons.

This term alone the defender has played in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League, for a total of 12 games and and two goals in the process. No other Super Eagles player has played that many competitive matches this season, and certainly no other defender can boast those goals.

His one drawback - by Rohr's youth-oriented reckoning - is his age, at 29. But one would think that if form and consistency are the measures of selection, Ambrose has more than earned his keep.


Reuben Yem, AS Trencin
Not many would have heard of Reuben Yem, the 20-year-old who plays for AS Trencin in Slovakia.

Like Ambrose, he has proven to be a regular and consistent part of the club's campaign so far this season, playing in all eight league games and three out of four Europa League matches.

With Shehu Abdullahi not having played enough, and Tyronne Ebuehi injured, Yem wold have offered a standby option on the depth chart. Or given chance at evaluation, anyway.



Efe Ambrose ke ! May be he meant a different Efe Ambrose he can’t be recommending that wastepipe that couldnt defend against Ethiopia or Guinea no serious journalist would bother mentioning a useless player that Messi toyed with.


If a global competition for ignorance amongst social forums were to be held, CE would win it hands down, thanks to the likes of you. Efe Ambrose has been, far and away, Nigeria’s best defender the last few seasons :!:


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Flex Swift wrote:
Damunk wrote:
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Five players who should be in Nigeria's squad to face Libya
By Colin Udoh

9:21 AM
Colin Udoh
West Africa Editor, KweséESPN

http://kwese.espn.com/football/nigeria/ ... face-libya

There were few surprises when Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday announced his squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Libya.

Bar the return of Isaac Success, little of eyebrow-raising import greeted the announcement. The consistency of squad selection suggests that Rohr has settled on his core squad, and will only add or subtract based on variables like form, and injuries.

That said, there are a number of players who could well have been rewarded for their performance so far this season.

Ikouwem Udoh, Enyimba
If there is one position where Rohr is struggling to find a long term solution, it's at left back. Since the World Cup, Elderson Echiejile has effectively been discarded, while Bryan Idowu has barely convinced and is not featuring enough at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jamilu Collins was called up from the German second division's SC Paderborn during the last squad announcement but did not see any minutes against the Seychelles.

For a player who only made his professional debut in 2017, aged 17, Udoh has been on the fast track to stardom. He appeared from left field as replacement for the injured Daniel Itodo at the African Nations Championship, and became an instant hit.

Earlier this year, he was named captain of Nigeria's under 20 team and has been part of Enyimba's charge to the CAF Confederation Cup semi finals, scoring in their 5-1 quarterfinal win over Rayon Sport.


Theophilus Afelokhai, Enyimba
Afelokhai's continued exclusion from the Super Eagles' fold is one of the biggest head scratchers of Rohr's squad selection policies. The goalkeeper, who is currently first choice at Enyimba, continues to prove himself game by game with the People's Elephant, to the point where Ikechukwu Ezenwa is restricted to mostly Cup games against minor opposition.

It is understandable that with Ezenwa such a long term part of the Nigeria squad he would continue to get called up. But Afelokhai has done enough, and done it consistently, over the last few years, from Kano Pillars to Enyimba, to at least earn himself the reward of a phone call.


Ebere Eze, Queens Park Rangers
Ebere Eze plays for QPR in England.
At 20, Eze is young, but boy is he talented. Watching live games and Youtube videos of Eze raise nostalgic feelings of Austin Okocha, but with more directness.

England-born Eze's excellent technique means he can turn on a dime, can pick a pass, and has the ability to waltz through two or more opposition players.

With John Obi Mikel currently sidelined, these games should have offered the coach an opportunity to give the youngster a run and see what he brings to the table, especially after cutting Kelechi Nwakali.


Efe Ambrose, Hibernian
He's not a big favourite among Super Eagles fans, who would point to his propensity for being one error away from handing the opposition the game, but Efe Ambrose has been one of the most consistent Nigerian players over the last couple of seasons.

This term alone the defender has played in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League, for a total of 12 games and and two goals in the process. No other Super Eagles player has played that many competitive matches this season, and certainly no other defender can boast those goals.

His one drawback - by Rohr's youth-oriented reckoning - is his age, at 29. But one would think that if form and consistency are the measures of selection, Ambrose has more than earned his keep.


Reuben Yem, AS Trencin
Not many would have heard of Reuben Yem, the 20-year-old who plays for AS Trencin in Slovakia.

Like Ambrose, he has proven to be a regular and consistent part of the club's campaign so far this season, playing in all eight league games and three out of four Europa League matches.

With Shehu Abdullahi not having played enough, and Tyronne Ebuehi injured, Yem wold have offered a standby option on the depth chart. Or given chance at evaluation, anyway.



Efe Ambrose ke ! May be he meant a different Efe Ambrose he can’t be recommending that wastepipe that couldnt defend against Ethiopia or Guinea no serious journalist would bother mentioning a useless player that Messi toyed with.


If a global competition for ignorance amongst social forums were to be held, CE would win it hands down, thanks to the likes of you. Efe Ambrose has been, far and away, Nigeria’s best defender the last few seasons :!:


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Akpeyi's continued presence in the squad is baffling. I think Osigwe (Swiss based) and Afelokhai (Enyimba) would be good back ups to Uzoho. The weird thing is that all three of Nigeria's NATIONAL TEAM GKs cannot get in the first 11 of their club teams. Seems odd to exclude Efelokhai and pick his back up/reserve.

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why do we keep calling the same 3 goalkeepers?

The Enyimba goal keeper is in top form and his Caf Champs league performances have been nothing short of outstanding... Yet Rohr keeps calling up freaking Akpeyi.


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TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
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Five players who should be in Nigeria's squad to face Libya
By Colin Udoh

9:21 AM
Colin Udoh
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http://kwese.espn.com/football/nigeria/ ... face-libya

There were few surprises when Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday announced his squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Libya.

Bar the return of Isaac Success, little of eyebrow-raising import greeted the announcement. The consistency of squad selection suggests that Rohr has settled on his core squad, and will only add or subtract based on variables like form, and injuries.

That said, there are a number of players who could well have been rewarded for their performance so far this season.

Ikouwem Udoh, Enyimba
If there is one position where Rohr is struggling to find a long term solution, it's at left back. Since the World Cup, Elderson Echiejile has effectively been discarded, while Bryan Idowu has barely convinced and is not featuring enough at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jamilu Collins was called up from the German second division's SC Paderborn during the last squad announcement but did not see any minutes against the Seychelles.

For a player who only made his professional debut in 2017, aged 17, Udoh has been on the fast track to stardom. He appeared from left field as replacement for the injured Daniel Itodo at the African Nations Championship, and became an instant hit.

Earlier this year, he was named captain of Nigeria's under 20 team and has been part of Enyimba's charge to the CAF Confederation Cup semi finals, scoring in their 5-1 quarterfinal win over Rayon Sport.


Theophilus Afelokhai, Enyimba
Afelokhai's continued exclusion from the Super Eagles' fold is one of the biggest head scratchers of Rohr's squad selection policies. The goalkeeper, who is currently first choice at Enyimba, continues to prove himself game by game with the People's Elephant, to the point where Ikechukwu Ezenwa is restricted to mostly Cup games against minor opposition.

It is understandable that with Ezenwa such a long term part of the Nigeria squad he would continue to get called up. But Afelokhai has done enough, and done it consistently, over the last few years, from Kano Pillars to Enyimba, to at least earn himself the reward of a phone call.


Ebere Eze, Queens Park Rangers
Ebere Eze plays for QPR in England.
At 20, Eze is young, but boy is he talented. Watching live games and Youtube videos of Eze raise nostalgic feelings of Austin Okocha, but with more directness.

England-born Eze's excellent technique means he can turn on a dime, can pick a pass, and has the ability to waltz through two or more opposition players.

With John Obi Mikel currently sidelined, these games should have offered the coach an opportunity to give the youngster a run and see what he brings to the table, especially after cutting Kelechi Nwakali.


Efe Ambrose, Hibernian
He's not a big favourite among Super Eagles fans, who would point to his propensity for being one error away from handing the opposition the game, but Efe Ambrose has been one of the most consistent Nigerian players over the last couple of seasons.

This term alone the defender has played in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League, for a total of 12 games and and two goals in the process. No other Super Eagles player has played that many competitive matches this season, and certainly no other defender can boast those goals.

His one drawback - by Rohr's youth-oriented reckoning - is his age, at 29. But one would think that if form and consistency are the measures of selection, Ambrose has more than earned his keep.


Reuben Yem, AS Trencin
Not many would have heard of Reuben Yem, the 20-year-old who plays for AS Trencin in Slovakia.

Like Ambrose, he has proven to be a regular and consistent part of the club's campaign so far this season, playing in all eight league games and three out of four Europa League matches.

With Shehu Abdullahi not having played enough, and Tyronne Ebuehi injured, Yem wold have offered a standby option on the depth chart. Or given chance at evaluation, anyway.



Efe Ambrose ke ! May be he meant a different Efe Ambrose he can’t be recommending that wastepipe that couldnt defend against Ethiopia or Guinea no serious journalist would bother mentioning a useless player that Messi toyed with.


If a global competition for ignorance amongst social forums were to be held, CE would win it hands down, thanks to the likes of you. Efe Ambrose has been, far and away, Nigeria’s best defender the last few seasons :!:


Cheers.


Ignorance???? This is not the dark ages where comprised journalist can make up stories in support of their client . Both the internet and various sports channels now allow football fans the ability to watch for themselves the so called ‘best Nigerian defender’ a player that was kicked out of Celtic for poor performance. Was clubless for a while now plays for a mid table team in Scotland in a league that only has one team.

Trying to paint a positive picture of a complete and utter wastepipe player what does that make you? It is not as if the player in question has never played for Nigeria before at his age he plays in all places Scotland mid table team the defenders called one plays in the EPL, one in Italy top division


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Flex Swift wrote:
TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Damunk wrote:
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Five players who should be in Nigeria's squad to face Libya
By Colin Udoh

9:21 AM
Colin Udoh
West Africa Editor, KweséESPN

http://kwese.espn.com/football/nigeria/ ... face-libya

There were few surprises when Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday announced his squad for this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Libya.

Bar the return of Isaac Success, little of eyebrow-raising import greeted the announcement. The consistency of squad selection suggests that Rohr has settled on his core squad, and will only add or subtract based on variables like form, and injuries.

That said, there are a number of players who could well have been rewarded for their performance so far this season.

Ikouwem Udoh, Enyimba
If there is one position where Rohr is struggling to find a long term solution, it's at left back. Since the World Cup, Elderson Echiejile has effectively been discarded, while Bryan Idowu has barely convinced and is not featuring enough at Lokomotiv Moscow.

Jamilu Collins was called up from the German second division's SC Paderborn during the last squad announcement but did not see any minutes against the Seychelles.

For a player who only made his professional debut in 2017, aged 17, Udoh has been on the fast track to stardom. He appeared from left field as replacement for the injured Daniel Itodo at the African Nations Championship, and became an instant hit.

Earlier this year, he was named captain of Nigeria's under 20 team and has been part of Enyimba's charge to the CAF Confederation Cup semi finals, scoring in their 5-1 quarterfinal win over Rayon Sport.


Theophilus Afelokhai, Enyimba
Afelokhai's continued exclusion from the Super Eagles' fold is one of the biggest head scratchers of Rohr's squad selection policies. The goalkeeper, who is currently first choice at Enyimba, continues to prove himself game by game with the People's Elephant, to the point where Ikechukwu Ezenwa is restricted to mostly Cup games against minor opposition.

It is understandable that with Ezenwa such a long term part of the Nigeria squad he would continue to get called up. But Afelokhai has done enough, and done it consistently, over the last few years, from Kano Pillars to Enyimba, to at least earn himself the reward of a phone call.


Ebere Eze, Queens Park Rangers
Ebere Eze plays for QPR in England.
At 20, Eze is young, but boy is he talented. Watching live games and Youtube videos of Eze raise nostalgic feelings of Austin Okocha, but with more directness.

England-born Eze's excellent technique means he can turn on a dime, can pick a pass, and has the ability to waltz through two or more opposition players.

With John Obi Mikel currently sidelined, these games should have offered the coach an opportunity to give the youngster a run and see what he brings to the table, especially after cutting Kelechi Nwakali.


Efe Ambrose, Hibernian
He's not a big favourite among Super Eagles fans, who would point to his propensity for being one error away from handing the opposition the game, but Efe Ambrose has been one of the most consistent Nigerian players over the last couple of seasons.

This term alone the defender has played in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League, for a total of 12 games and and two goals in the process. No other Super Eagles player has played that many competitive matches this season, and certainly no other defender can boast those goals.

His one drawback - by Rohr's youth-oriented reckoning - is his age, at 29. But one would think that if form and consistency are the measures of selection, Ambrose has more than earned his keep.


Reuben Yem, AS Trencin
Not many would have heard of Reuben Yem, the 20-year-old who plays for AS Trencin in Slovakia.

Like Ambrose, he has proven to be a regular and consistent part of the club's campaign so far this season, playing in all eight league games and three out of four Europa League matches.

With Shehu Abdullahi not having played enough, and Tyronne Ebuehi injured, Yem wold have offered a standby option on the depth chart. Or given chance at evaluation, anyway.



Efe Ambrose ke ! May be he meant a different Efe Ambrose he can’t be recommending that wastepipe that couldnt defend against Ethiopia or Guinea no serious journalist would bother mentioning a useless player that Messi toyed with.


If a global competition for ignorance amongst social forums were to be held, CE would win it hands down, thanks to the likes of you. Efe Ambrose has been, far and away, Nigeria’s best defender the last few seasons :!:


Cheers.


Ignorance???? This is not the dark ages where comprised journalist can make up stories in support of their client . Both the internet and various sports channels now allow football fans the ability to watch for themselves the so called ‘best Nigerian defender’ a player that was kicked out of Celtic for poor performance. Was clubless for a while now plays for a mid table team in Scotland in a league that only has one team.

Trying to paint a positive picture of a complete and utter wastepipe player what does that make you? It is not as if the player in question has never played for Nigeria before at his age he plays in all places Scotland mid table team the defenders called one plays in the EPL, one in Italy top division


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Ol' boy don't let facts get in the way of a good yarn...

Let's face facts...

This is Simy Nwankwo stats:

2011–2013 Portimonense 55 (17)
2013–2016 Gil Vicente 88 (29)
2016– Crotone 44 (10)

If Keshi had picked him for the W/C the fact is we know what people would have said

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Ol' boy don't let facts get in the way of a good yarn...

Let's face facts...

This is Simy Nwankwo stats:

2011–2013 Portimonense 55 (17)
2013–2016 Gil Vicente 88 (29)
2016– Crotone 44 (10)

If Keshi had picked him for the W/C the fact is we know what people would have said


Hmm....

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So you want to compare Simy (unknown) that’s was scoring in seria A to a bunch of backwater league guys like babatunde, uchebo, nwafor, Reuben etc okay 0. In addition to it, Sony was called up due to injury to starts and “open position”. Anyway, let’s just respect the dead sha atleast he got us to round of 16 even though our 2018 was better and we had a tougher group. RIP big boss


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So you want to compare Simy (unknown) that’s was scoring in seria A to a bunch of backwater league guys like babatunde, uchebo, nwafor, Reuben etc okay 0. In addition to it, Sony was called up due to injury to starts and “open position”. Anyway, let’s just respect the dead sha atleast he got us to round of 16 even though our 2018 was better and we had a tougher group. RIP big boss


He played a few games in Serie A and now dropped back to B whoopti dooo. Even useless Makinwa lasted longer in Serie A, doesn't mean they are good. Babatunde actually performed well at the World Cup and was playing in the same league as your boy toy Musa, so I'm wondering why you listed him...Anyways, 2014 performed better so yes Keshi deserves all the praise for taking these backwater guys to the round of 16, something the great Rohr couldn't do with his Serie A players :rotf:

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So you want to compare Simy (unknown) that’s was scoring in seria A to a bunch of backwater league guys like babatunde, uchebo, nwafor, Reuben etc okay 0. In addition to it, Sony was called up due to injury to starts and “open position”. Anyway, let’s just respect the dead sha atleast he got us to round of 16 even though our 2018 was better and we had a tougher group. RIP big boss


He played a few games in Serie A and now dropped back to B whoopti dooo. Even useless Makinwa lasted longer in Serie A, doesn't mean they are good. Babatunde actually performed well at the World Cup and was playing in the same league as your boy toy Musa, so I'm wondering why you listed him...Anyways, 2014 performed better so yes Keshi deserves all the praise for taking these backwater guys to the round of 16, something the great Rohr couldn't do with his Serie A players :rotf:



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He played a few games in Serie A and now dropped back to B whoopti dooo. Even useless Makinwa lasted longer in Serie A, doesn't mean they are good. Babatunde actually performed well at the World Cup and was playing in the same league as your boy toy Musa, so I'm wondering why you listed him...Anyways, 2014 performed better so yes Keshi deserves all the praise for taking these backwater guys to the round of 16, something the great Rohr couldn't do with his Serie A players :rotf:

Chief, let's keep shining the light.

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You hardly make sense.

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