Thursday, May 8, 2014

World Cup: Odemwingie, Yobo and Ameobi make Keshi's provisional list for the World Cup

Nigeria Football Federation has announced a 30-man provisional list for the 2014 World Cup Brazil, the list was released on Tuesday following a long meeting of the NFF along Super Eagles Head coah Stephen Keshi. 

Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie officially became a 'prodigal son' as he was enlisted in the squad. The 32-year-old striker was recalled to the Super Eagles ending his almost 2 years feud with head coach Stephen Keshi a.k.a “the big boss”
Odemwingie last played for the Super Eagles in their game against Rwanda in 2012 and things went awry ever since between the striker and coach, the pair fell out after Odemwingie was ommitted from Keshi's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad. 
In a recent interview with BBC Sports, the former West Brom striker said: “ I made mistakes in the past but I am in a better place right now. I thank the manager for this chance. This is good for my career because I am in a better place right now. I just want to make my own contribution to the team and my country.”

Nigeria's captain Joseph Yobo was also recalled to the team, the 33-year- old player has not been part of the team since their Nations Cup victory in South Africa last year.

Newcastle's forward Shola Ameobi has also made the team.
Chelsea's Mikel Obi and Liverpool's Victor Moses are both lading the 19 returning players from the Nations Cup for the all important summer tournament


GOALKEEPERS: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim, Daniel Akpeyi
DEFENDERS: Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Yobo, Kunle Odunlami, Efe Ambrose

MIDFIELDERS:
John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Joel Obi, Nosa Igiebor, Michael Uchebo, Ejike Uzoenyi, Sunday Mba, Reuben Gabriel

FORWARDS:
Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike, Obinna Nsofor, Osaze Odemwingie, Babatunde Michael, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofor, Nnamdi Oduamadi
Nigeria is one of Africa's five nations vying for the World Cup. Other African nations are Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.