Osaze Excited To Be Back In Keshi’s Plans

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Stoke City’s Osaze Odemwingie is really excited to be included back into the Keshi’s list after his pro longed absence from the National team.

Osaze was included in the 30-man provisional World Cup list submitted yesterday by Keshi, This move suprised a lot of pundits. Osaze had been excluded from the Eagles camp after having a dispute with Big Boss Keshi due to not making AFCON 2013.

Osaze had taken to his twitter account immediately after hearing the news, to reveal his mood, he said: ‘Thanks for the congratulations. The return of the prodigal son Channels tv said? Anyhow una call am I am pleased to be back??.’’

 

Coach Keshi had revealed that Osaze apologized for his actions to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the technical crew and thats why he was recalled.

According to Keshi: ‘Odemwingie apologised to the NFF and myself so we have arrived at the conclusion that he has admitted that he erred we had to extend the olive branch to him.’’ Continue reading “Osaze Excited To Be Back In Keshi’s Plans”

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Victor Moses and Kalu Uche to miss Nigeria’s World Cup and Confederations Cup campaign

Victor Moses and Kalu Uche to miss Nigeria’s World Cup and Confederations Cup campaign

The duo are unable to join the Super Eagles due to persistent injury concerns and have given the coaching crew cause for concern with the key matches coming up in a few weeks

Forwards Victor Moses and Kalu Uche are out of Nigeria’s June World Cup qualifying matches and the Confederations Cup as well as the international friendly match against Mexico due to injuries. Continue reading “Victor Moses and Kalu Uche to miss Nigeria’s World Cup and Confederations Cup campaign”

FG presents National Honours, money & plots of land to Super Eagles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President Jonathan at a special reception held in honour of the Super Eagles in Abuja this evening rewarded the Super Eagles with National Honours, millions of Naira and plots of land in Abuja.

Coach Stephen Keshi – Commander of the Order of Niger. N10million. Plot of land in Abuja
Asst Coach Daniel Amokachi – Officer of the Order of Niger. N5m. Plot of land in Abuja
Asst Coach Ike Shorumu – Officer of the Order of Niger. N5m. Plot of land in Abuja
Captain Joseph Yobo – Officer of the Order of Niger. N5million. Plot of land in Abuja
Super Eagles players – Member of the Order of Niger. N5million. Plot of land in Abuja
Technical crew – N2 million 

Billionaire businessmen Tony Elumelu and Jim Ovia donated half a million dollars each to the Super Eagles, while Dangote donated N5m to each player and technical crew of the Super Eagles.

Prostitutes offer free services in Benin after Super Eagles won AFCON 2013

Commercial sex workers in Benin City on Sunday night offered free services to any man that came their way as part celebrations marking Super Eagles’ victory at the just concluded African Nations Cup in South Africa.

Many of the sex workers in Ugbague, Dawson road near Felona Hotel and Wire Road told our correspondent that the Eagles victory had given them “happiness.”

In the hotel shout of “up Super Eagles” rented the air.

“See Mr. Journalists, if you want sex, I will give you for free because our guys in Super Eagles today are my men. If Victor Moses, Sunday Mba and others are here today, I will have offered them free service.

benin prostitutes offer free sex

“Oga, reporter, am an Igbo woman, the guy that scored the goal for Nigeria is my brother, if see him, I will service him specially, or can you link me up.

“Since the Super Eagles players are not here for us to be offered free services, any of our customers that come will benefit from these services.”

Also on Sunday, two people were reportedly killed by vehicle while celebrating Nigeria’s triumph in the tournament.

The victims were killed opposite a brothel in the Edo State capital by an Opel Omega, said to be on high speed.

The men, according to one of their friend, who simply identified himself as Samson, said that they all left the hotel to cross to the other side of the road when the vehicle ran over the victims, killing them on the spot.

Meanwhile, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory at the tournament.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Oshiomhole said “the victory of the Eagles is a reflection of the can-do spirit which makes Nigerians stand out anywhere in the World

Cartoon of the day on Goal.com after Super Eagles won Nations Cup

It is no longer news that Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles of Nigeria made the country proud after winning the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 tournament on Sunday in Johannesburg.

While social networks has been abuzz with congratulatory messages from some prominent people and English football clubs, Goal.com, the world’s largest football website has dedicated its cartoon of the day series to the Super Eagles’ victory.

The epic cartoon depicts three humanoid eagles dressed in the national colours of green and white and flying in the sky with one of them holding a golden trophy.

The site which boasts a huge Nigerian audience launched its first African football edition last March, dedicated to Nigerian football news and content relevant for Nigeria.

The Super Eagles defeated the Stallions of Burkina Faso 1-0 at the National Stadium in Johannesburg to win their 3rd Africa Cup title at the competition’s 29th edition.

cartoon on goal.com after afcon victory

Surprise Move! After Nigeria’s Historic Win at the 2013 AFCON, Coach Stephen Keshi Resigns

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Stephen Keshi has resigned his position as the head coach of the Nigerian Senior Football Team, theSuper Eagles.

The news was broken online by SuperSport presenter, Robert Marawa who tweeted the following:
Stephen Keshi has just announced that he handed over his resignation letter after the game exclusively on 083Sport@6With Marawa on MetroFM

RMKeshi hinted that he was “fired” before the AFCON match against Ivory Coast as Nigerian Football Authorities did not believe the Super Eagles would progress beyond that stage of the competition. Though there is no “official” word on the reason for this move, sports pundits are speculating that the continuous “meddling” and “lack of support” by the Nigerian Football Authorities are among the reasons for his resignation.

The Head Coach role of the Super Eagles has a major high turnover rate, Keshi is the 19th coach in 19 years. He was quoted as saying “It’s a shame in Africa, When there’s an African coach nobody wants to give you time, they want you to have the job today, build a wonderful team tomorrow and next year win the World Cup. If only we could work out how these things work we could have more success. But most coaches aren’t given freedom to work so they are held back.

Association of Nigerian Prostitutes:We have sent 113 members to support Super Eagles today

As the Super Eagles of Nigeria lock horns with the Stallions of Burkina Faso on Sunday in the final match cracker of the 29th edition of the Orange African Cup of Nation, South Africa 2013, DailyPost can authoritatively reveal that over 113 commercial sex workers otherwise known as prostitutes have stormed the city of Johannesburg to cheer the Super Eagles to victory.

In a brief chat with one of the top ringleaders of Association of Nigerian Prostitutes (ANP), in Abuja on Saturday, it was learnt that the prostitutes left for South Africa Friday night aboard a popular airline (name withheld).

According to the source, the prostitutes were ready to do anything in other for the Super Eagles to return home with the trophy after 13 years.

“Our initial plan was to fly at least 500 members down there but along the line some of our sponsors disappointed us. We were not discouraged by that anyway, we made a promise and we must fulfil it.” She said.
When asked if the one week free sex as earlier promised by the association would still hold if the Nigeria carries the day, the optimistic source directed us to general secretary of the Association of Nigerian Prostitutes (ANP), Jessica Elvis.
Her words: “See bros, I’m not in the right position to talk about that, I would advise you to call Jessy (referring to Jessica Elvis) who is our gen-sec, she would tell you all you need to know about that.”

When our correspondent contacted Jessica she told this reporter to keep his finger cross for the big show.

“Yes, our members left Nigeria yesterday (Friday) night for South Africa to cheer the Super Eagles to victory and we pray and hope for Nigeria to carry the day.”

Asked how many of them left for South Africa Jessica said, “Just wait for the big show or you can come down to Lagos for our pre victory party tonight.”

Asked if the pre victory party would be gated, she angrily said, “My president directed me not to talk to the press until after the match, we’ll address the media after the match,” she added.

The association had earlier promised to declare one week of free sex if the Super Eagles emerge winner of the competition
Source:Dailypost

Prophet T.B Joshua predicts Super Eagles will win AFCON 2013

The General Overseer of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, says Nigeria’s Super Eagles would defeat Burkina Faso in Sunday’s final of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

T.B Joshua, who warned Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi to avoid conceding a late minute goal in their AFCON Group C opener against the Burkinabe, told P.M.NEWS that Nigeria’s case in the Nations Cup final this year is like the biblical Jacob who wrestled with God, saying that “on Sunday we’ll tell God unless He gives us our heart’s desire we’ll not let Him go”.

“The cloud is darker over Nigeria’s Super Eagles, but with God we’ll scale through. If it were not to be the final, anything could have happened. The first match we played with Burkina Faso, it was just by the grace of God that it ended in a draw.

“On Sunday, our opponents will play defensively because they will be looking out for penalty shootout at the end of the game. They will also play through three of their strikers upfront; one of them very tall and huge player and two others.

“What I’m seeing I don’t want to say it because it would be too frightening, but I want to assure that we’ll scale through the challenge on Sunday.”

The prophet who established a football club, My People FC to groom young players, however, warned the Eagles not to allow Burkina Faso to score first in the final, saying that “if this happened the Burkinabe would fall back to defend the goal, which will be very dangerous for our team. I still repeat that no matter the situation, we’ll scale through.

“The Burkina Faso that we played in the group stage will not be the same team we’ll play on Sunday, even though some of their players are out of the squad due to injuries. They are still a team. But I hope for celebration.”

Joshua said as the giant of Africa, Nigeria last won the Nations Cup 13 years ago, which was too long ago for a great football nation like Nigeria.

“I think God should give us this cup to make the youths of this country happy. Winning this cup at this time of religious intolerance and violence will calm down the youths.

I want to appeal to all Nigerians to pray for Eagles’ victory. I would have told you the scoreline but I would rather delay it till Sunday morning in order not psychologically distract the players and their coaches and not to demoralise the losing team.”

Prophet Joshua concluded that he would not want Keshi and his team to come to his church to celebrate their victory after the match because he is not the only one praying for the Eagles to win.

“My voice may be the one louder among the men of God in the country but this doesn’t mean that the team should come to my church to celebrate.

I would rather prefer that they celebrate their victory with all Nigerians,” he said.

Keshi reveals winning strategy against Mali, dedicates victory to God and Nigerians and also says that Moses is unsure to play the finals

Stephen Keshi has revealed that Victor Moses, is a major doubt for the AFCON final game against Burkina Faso. The Chelsea forward, who has been in sparkling form at the tournament, picked up a knock in the semi-final clash against Mali and would need a scan, to determine his chances of playing on Sunday.

“The Doctor would do some scan and hopefully, it would not be a bad one because we need all the players in the final. We need everybody in the team for the final match,” Keshi said after the 4-1 win.

Keshi dedicated the victory to Nigerians and said the game plan against the Malians, who he coached between 2008 and 2010, was to up the tempo and dictate play.

“Mali is a very strong and good team, with key and talented players like Seydou Keita but they are a bit slow, so we attacked them quickly, by putting the ball to the ground, which worked out well for us,” he said.

“I dedicate this victory to God and also Nigerians because they missed this sort of thing for a very long time.

“My goal is to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians”

‘I may resign after the Africa Cup of Nations’ – Keshi

Stephen Keshi shocked media men on Tuesday afternoon, when he stated he could resign as coach of the Super Eagles, after the Africa Cup of Nations. 

When a journalist asked him during the press conference, if he would still be in charge of the Nigerian national team after the competition, he replied: “The most important thing is what I’m doing. If back home they don’t like what I’m doing well you can’t force someone to love you. 

“If I win the cup I may pack and leave, I’m a professional coach, Nigeria is where my heart is and if there’s any more offer out there…,” Keshi said. 

Keshi, who captained the Super Eagles to gold at Tunisia 1994, also insisted that he would have no issues working with a foreign coach, on the condition that the tactician knows his onions. 

“I’m never against a white coach in Africa, but do not bring a mediocre coach from Europe,” he said. “If you bring a good coach, I can learn from him. We have good African players but we didn’t give them opportunities because they’re black dude.” 

Speaking about Wednesday’s game against the Malians, who he had handled before, he said his players will play without intimidation, but added he would not mind returning as coach of Mali. 

“It’s a place that I love, they’re wonderful people and if there’s a chance I will go back there,” he said.

Afcon – 6 Governors to watch Eagles against Mali

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Sonni Samuel Yusuf walked taller Sunday when the Super Eagles sent Ivory Coast’s Elephants crashing out of the Nations Cup.

The High Commissioner who said that he was proud to be a Nigerian informed that about Six Governors in Nigeria called to congratulate him and to also inform him that they would be in South Africa to watch the semi final cracker against Mali on Wednesday in Durban.

“I’m particularly elated because nobody gave these boys any chance of survival against Cote d’Ivoire. God loves Nigeria and we should learn to believe in ourselves.

I am proud to be a Nigerian. Nigerians back home are happy and six Governors have called to inform that they will be watching their semi final match in Durban. It could be more but unfortunately my phone has gone off because the battery is down”.

The High Commissioner advised Nigerians not to be cynical against themselves. “We got potentials. Nothing is impossible if we believe in ourselves.

With Cote d’Ivoire out of our way, we must beat Mali. Let the bookmakers tip them to win on paper while we win on the field of play”, the youthful High Commissioner said.

one might begin to such question like “on who’s bill will this be, is it as as official duty or personal expenses.
God help us all

Source:vanguard

Win Nations Cup for us- Drogba to eagles

Even in defeat, Didier Tebily Yves Drogba was graceful. Despite swallowing the bitter pill of defeat that has dented his beautiful career – without a Nations Cup trophy, the Ivorian has sent a passionate plea to the Super Eagles

“Please, win the Nations Cup for us”, he pleaded as he hugged Stephen Keshi and his former teammate Mikel Obi after the 2-1 defeat in the quarter final match at Rustenberg.

Drogba’s army of super stars were tipped by all and sundry to win the match against a relatively young and inexperienced Super Eagles. The Eagles stepped up their game and were immaculate in their form, attack, defence and discipline. They stung Cote d’Ivoire and have made their critics to swallow their words.

“Your team was beautiful”, Drogba told Keshi as he hugged him. “If you beat us and don’t win the trophy, it will be a slight to us. But if you win the trophy, it will be a thing of joy and justification that you are the best in the tournament”, Drogba told Keshi who praised him for his maturity and high display of professionalism.

Ex-international, Peterside Idah who witnessed the emotional embrace and discussion said that he was touched by Drogba’s professionalism.

“It was an emotional meeting and I was very proud of the Super Eagles. We should learn to appreciate our own.

Honestly, it is a shame that many Nigerians do not appreciate the Eagles. Here in South Africa, we are proud of Eagles and the whole of South Africa love and appreciate the Eagles.

The South Africans lost but they still love their Bafana Bafana”, the former goalkeeper-turned analyst and Pastor said as many people hugged him and congratulated him.

Source:vanguard

UP SUPER EAGLES!

 

 

So we beat Cote D’Ivoire in the quarter final match this evening: 2-1. Sincerely I was surprised… a lot of us wrote them off, abi? But they put in a sensational performance, their best so far and put us through to the next round. I don’t know about you guys, but for me o, our keeper Enyeama is still the most outstanding Super Eagles player so far. But they are all heroes! Standing ovation for the Super Eagles!

We are meeting Mali at the Semi-Finals. I’m very confident now that we will be in the final of this year’s Africa Nations Cup. #ProudNigerian

Oh and Emmanuel Eboue impersonator…chop chicken! Hahahaha!