Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NIGERIA'S FULL WORLD CUP 23-MAN SQUAD NAMED

Stephen Keshi has released the much anticipated full list of Nigeria's 23-man 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.

The squad consists of three locally based players and off course some experienced (old) players in the form of Joseph Yobo, Vincent Enyeama, and Austin Ejide
Current top scorers Emenike, Godfrey Oboabona, Victor Moses were also included and as expected, Chelsea's midfielder John Mikel Obi will make his debut appearance at the World Cup.
The return of Odemwingie in the squad signifies that all is well between the former West Brom striker and Coach Keshi.

The Super Eagles in their 5th World Cup appearance have been placed in the not so coveted Group F which includes Argentina, Iran and Bosnia. 
The S-Eagles will be heading to Florida on June 7th to play against USA before heading to Sao Paulo.

Super Eagles 23-man squad
Goalkeepers:Vincent Enyeama (Lille), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United).

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Monaco), Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough), Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod), Joseph Yobo (Norwich, on loan from Fenerbahce), Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars).

Midfielders:John Mikel Obi (Chelsea), Ramon Azeez (Almeria), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio), Reuben Gabriel (Waasland-Beveren), Michael Babatunde (Volyn Lutsk).


Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce), Michael Uchebo (Cercle Brugge), Peter Odemwingie (Stoke), Victor Moses (Liverpool, on loan from Chelsea), Uche Nwofor (Heerenveen).