Monday, May 31, 2010

Nigeria releases final list of 23 players

Nigeria national team coach Lars LAGERBACK has released his final list of 23 players. If the name Lars LAGERBACK rings a bell, you're not alone. Lars LAGERBACK (from Sweden) was Sweden's national team coach back in 2002. A reminder that we face Nigeria in our opening match on June 12.

Goalkeepers:
Vincent ENYEAMA - Hapoel Tel Aviv (ISR)
Dele AYENUGBA - Beni Yehuda (ISR)
Austin EJIDE- Hapoel Petah Tikvah (ISR)

Defenders:
Taye TAIWO - Marseille (FRA)
Joseph YOBO - Everton (ENG)
Danny SHITTU - Bolton Wanderers (ENG)
Elderson ECHIEJILE - Rennes (FRA)
Ayodele ADELEYE - Sparta Rotterdam (NED)
Chidi ODIAH - CSKA Moscow (RUS)
Rabiu AFOLABI - SV Salzburg (AUT)

Midfielders:
Nwankwo KANU - Portsmouth (ENG)
Dickson ETUHU - Fulham (ENG)
Mikel JOHN OBI - Chelsea (ENG)
Sani KAITA - Alanya (RUS)
Yusuf AYILA - Dynamo Kiev (UKR)
Kalu UCHE - Almeria (SPA)
Haruna LUKMAN - Monaco (FRA)

Strikers:
Yakubu AYEGBENI - Everton (ENG)
Chinedu OBASI - Hoffenheim (GER)
Obafemi MARTINS - Wolfsburg (GER)
Obinna NSOFOR - Malaga (SPA)
John UTAKA - Portsmouth (ENG)
Osaze ODEMWINGIE - Lokomotiv (RUS)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dan said,
I was hoping I could get some feedback from all the albiceleste fans on this site....I have been watching lots of youtube videos lately of our games, and it seems like Demichelis always screws up in crucial moments, examples, the game against Spain, CL finale, I can go on, but was wondering what you guys think. I know that people get on Heinze, but in my view, Demichelis makes me nervous and I really do not want him anywhere near the pitch. Thoughts, comments? I would rather have Burdisso.

Anonymous said...

I agree wid u. . . I saw him in cL finale. . . I dnt knw ab burdiso bt demich dnt impress me. . .

Anonymous said...

Great podcast from the guys at the BBC. Have a listen to it as I'm sure fans of Argentina will find it interesting.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio/wf/wf_20100529-0337a.mp3

Anonymous said...

A correction concerning Afolabi. His Club is Salzburg, which is in Austria (AUT) not Australia (AUS).

;-)

Roy said...

Thanks, anonymous. Corrected it.

GK said...

Demichelis can be a solid CB and work well with Samuel but he is very inconsistent. He often has off games where he slips up. He was terrible in the CL final. Let's just hope he can be consistent within the next month or so.

Anonymous said...

GK did it ever cross your mind demi cannot do more than one mans job he was constantly covering the other 3 out of possission he chased milito into the box for first goal because his partner fucked up he was left alone moments later again vs milito trying to defend his own penalty box on his lonesume again the second goal it was not demi turned inside out and dribbled past it was the other center back there was nothing demi could do to stop that goal unless he dived in and punched it way red card
he looked upset and down and out at times WHY because he cannot defend as a back 4 all on his own its his parnter that consistently fucks up and demi is left flaping his arms and downing his head in embarresment NON OF THE GOALS WERE HIS FAULT

Anonymous said...

Dan said,
Anonymous,
I started this thread. Please refrain from swearing. You do not need to swear to make your point. The first goal in the CL was a pass to Milito in which Demichelis failed to stop Milito..plain and simple Milito beat him to the ball. Demichelis is slow. The Spain game he had a handball at the 86th minute. Had he not had the handball the game would have been a draw. Both Spain forwards were clearly offsides. Again, my point in starting this thread is to get people's opinion. I am sure his play will improve next to Samuel, but we have better options if he does not improve. You simply cannot concede big goals on a high level of competition, and look at the bayern munich threads about him and this is a pattern with Demichelis. I hope you are correct, but his history shows otherwise.
Dan

nikhil said...

Hi to all of Los Albiceleste fans across d world,
and a special thanks to d creator of this blog.
Abt startin Demichellis,I wld prefer demi can play in group stage and can be analysed by Maradona whether or not to keep him away!!!.
Well guys I wld request u all to comment on which of our players apart from Messi will be star of the tournament

ninan said...

Dan I fully agree with you. I have always felt that Demi is more of a defensive midfielder than a frank center back. Burdisso may be the better choice among the available options, to partner Samuel. I think Demi is a better defensive midfielder than Bolatti. Demi should be used as a substitute for Masche or as a second defensive midfielder whenever required. Jonas should start as right back with Otamendi the sub for that position. About left back I still miss Zanetti

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