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Azubuike Egwuekwe

Azubuike Emanuel Egwuekwe (born 16 July 1989) is a Nigerian international footballer who plays for Warri Wolves, as a defender.

Chigozie Agbim Warri Wolves Stephen Keshi Godfrey Oboabona Super Eagles Solomon Kwambe Sunday Mba South Africa World Cup Daniel Akpeyi Kunle Odunlami Vincent Enyeama Efe Ambrose African Nations Championship Benjamin Francis Ejike Uzoenyi


Moses Etu, Chairman of Warri Wolves said Azubuike Egwuekwe is a FRAUD. He alleged that he collected two months salary & absconded. Drama!
Former captain of Warri Wolves, Azubuike Egwuekwe, happy to leave club for Finland.
Good morning everyone in the studio. Gbolahan Salami has signed for a club in Finland. Same club that signed Azubuike Egwuekwe.
The same Pinnick messed up Azubuike Egwuekwe's move to West Ham, in partnership with Ibru, with their outrageous demand
-Happy With Trashing Of 3SC Warri Wolves captain and defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe has said that Warri Wolves will...
Daniel Akpeyi,Azubuike Egwuekwe,Solomon Kwambe & Gbolahan Salami are expected to report back in the Eagles camp immediately after the game.
The Captain of Warri Wolves, Azubuike Egwuekwe has dedicated their slim victory over MK Etancheite from D.R.C...
Super Eagles' rating may be heading for a descent, Nigerian players are on the ascendancy as West Ham are eyeing...
Warri Wolves captain, Azubuike Egwuekwe has warned that the CAF ConFederation Cup match against Dedebit SC of Ethiopia will be tough
Azubuike Egwuekwe has warned his team that the second round, first leg match against Dedebit SC will be tough-
Nigerian defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has vehemently denied reports in the media that he had signed for Hapoel Tel Aviv from Nigeria Premier League club Warri Wolves. Hapoel, had announced on its website that they have signed the Nigeria international and handed him a jersey number 3, but Egwuekwe insists he is yet to even enter into contract negotiations with the Israeli outfit. “Nigerian Egwuekwe Azubuike landed in Israel in the morning and signed after passing medical tests earlier this week,” Hapoel Tel Aviv claimed on their website. The 25-year-old towering defender, who had earlier linked with a move to two English clubs, Watford and West Ham which did not fall through, said he is still in shock with congratulatory messages pouring him from Nigeria via his social media. He stated that he earlier intended to meet with Israeli club representatives for talks over details of their offers, but currently discouraged to continue with the transfer due to the insincerity of the club. “I’ve not signed a ...
All the transfer rumours and top football stories from Thursday's regional newspapers. LONDON EVENING STANDARD Arsenal have agreed a fee in the region of £2.5million for Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik. A business standing in the way of Tottenham's £400million stadium redevelopment plans has launched a High Court battle to stay put. Chelsea have been given some hope in their pursuit of Marco Reus after Borussia Dortmund conceded they are preparing to accept his departure in the summer. Stoke are leading the race to sign Aaron Lennon after narrowly missing out on taking the winger from Tottenham last summer. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists Emmanuel Adebayor can still carve out a role at White Hart Lane despite his absence in the victory over Burnley on Wednesday evening. West Ham have had a bid rejected for Nigeria international Azubuike Egwuekwe. Andros Townsend believes Tottenham are strong enough to compete for a hat-trick of trophies this season. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS New Asto ...
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Nigeria centre back Azubuike Egwuekwe is a target for English Premier League outfit West Ham United.
SL10.ng understands that Portuguese Primeira Liga club Penafiel are in talks with Wolves to sign Azubuike Egwuekwe.
Udinese and Watford are rumoured to be interested in signing Super Eagles and Warri Wolves defender Azubuike Egwuekwe.
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•Serie A side Udinese have reportedly joined the race to sign Nigeria and Warri Wolves centre-back, Azubuike Egwuekwe.
Serie A side, Udinese, have reportedly enquired about the services of Warri Wolves defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe.
Super Eagles and Warri Wolves Captain, Azubuike Egwuekwe will return to action against Nembe City on Sunday at the Warri Stadium
Guardian Anxiety In Eagles’ Camp, As Nigeria Prepares For Iranian Test Saturday, 14 June 2014 20:33 Written by Christian Okpara, Brazil Category: National eagles-SUPERON paper, Iran is supposed to be Super Eagles’ easiest opponents in the group phase at the ongoing Brazil 2014 World Cup, but to the players the game could turn out badly for Nigeria if certain issues are not managed well by the coaches. First is the lack of options in the team’s defence. Some of the players, who pleaded anonymity, accused Coach Stephen Keshi of allowing his ego to rule his judgement hence he did not go for quality substitutes, while choosing his final 23 players. For instance, there is an imbalance in the team such that there are five central defenders and only two wingbacks, which according to some players, leaves the team in a precarious position if any of the full backs for any reason is unavailable for selection. The defenders in the team are Godfrey Oboabona, Juwon Oshaniwa, Kelechi Omeruo, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kun ...
Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile will miss the World Cup because of a muscle injury. The 26-year-old Monaco player limped out of Nigeria's 0-0 friendly draw against Greece in Philadelphia on Tuesday shortly before half-time. Echiejile underwent a scan where the injury was diagnosed as a muscle tear, which is expected to keep him out for up to three weeks. He will be replaced in the squad by Enugu Rangers winger Ejike Uzoenyi. Coach Stephen Keshi said: "Doctors have said Echiejile will need up to three weeks to recover from the muscle tear but we don't have that type of time to play with so we've taken the decision to replace him." Nigeria face Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina in Group F, beginning their campaign against Iran in Curitiba on 16 June. Revised Nigeria squad: Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United). Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough ...
Only Three Home-based … -Agbim, Odunlami, Egwuekwe In; Uzoenyi, Akpeyi Out One sore point from Stephen Keshi’s World Cup list is the fact that only three home-based players finally made the cut, as two others were dropped alongside five overseas-based stars from the initial 30-man provisional list. In contrast with the massive outlay of home-based players that made it to last year’s Africa Cup of Nations and even the FIFA ConFederation Cup in Brazil, this year’s Mundial has turned out to be too steep a hill for the Glo Premier League stars to climb. Indeed, a lot of scorn trailed the wishy-washy performances of most home-based players at the 2013 ConFed Cup in Brazil, while some of their previous key members – Godfrey Oboabona, Sunday Mba and Reuben Gabriel – have since taken their trade overseas, thereby depleting the number and depth of lads back home. Nonetheless, their banner will be carried high by the trio of Warri Wolves of Delta State defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Sunshine Stars of Akur ...
The Super Eagles list is a good one though but I'm disappointed that Ejike Uzoenyi didnt make the list. My take is that Azubuike Egwuekwe, Ahmed Musa and Shola Ameobi has no business in that team while Uzoenyi and Igiebor deserve to be in the party.
And how did Azubuike Egwuekwe and Michael Uchebo make that squad?
The Super Eagles played out a pulsating 2-2 draw with the Tartan Army of Scotland at Craven Cottage in London on Wednesday night in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next month Coach Stephen Keshi started out with an experimental side as Joseph Yobo came back into the fold to partner Azubuike Egwuekwe at the heart of the defence. Shola Ameobi and Michael Uchebo led the front line supported by Ejike Uzoenyi and Michael Babatunde from the flanks. Joel Obi and Gabriel Reuben had the responsibility of keeping the midfield tight in what clearly was Keshi giving fringe players a chance to impress him and seek a seat on the plane to Brazil. Here, Supersport.com outlines the lessons learnt from the 2-2 draw with the Scots as the team continues to prepare for the football showpiece event that will kick off next month in Brazil. Right-back is still an issue: Keshi started out with Ebenezer Kunle Odunlami at the right-back position against the Scots and it was quite evident to see the Sunshine Stars defen ...
Substitute Uche Nwofor's late strike denied Scotland victory against Nigeria at Craven Cottage. Charlie Mulgrew skilfully diverted James Morrison's strike into the net to give Scotland the lead before Michael Uchebo levelled with a deflected shot. An own goal by Azubuike Egwuekwe turned the match back in the Scots' favour early in the second half. World Cup-bound Nigeria pressed for a second equaliser and were rewarded when Nwofor fired home on the turn. Gordon Strachan's men were bidding to become the first Scotland side since 1951 to win four successive away matches. And they started brightly at the neutral venue with Ikechi Anya firing a low drive on to the post via the heel of Kunle Odunlami. Scotland's new-look back four, which included Dundee United's Andrew Robertson making his first international start, found themselves under pressure when they conceded possession to Uchebo but Allan McGregor saved the shot. Having narrowly escaped on that occasion, Strachan's men sought to capitalise on a set pie ...
A last-gasp equaliser by substitute Uche Nwofor rescued a draw for Nigeria in their World Cup warm-up match against Scotland at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The match ended 2-2. Charlie Mulgrew’s audacious flick and an own goal from Azubuike Egwuekwe had given Scotland a 2-1 lead over the Super Eagles, but Nwofor pounced after a mix-up in the Scotland defence and poked the ball past Allan McGregor to level matters. Mulgrew’s effort after nine minutes gave Scotland the lead, as he put the ball past Austin Ejide following Shaun Maloney’s short corner, but Belgium-based striker Michael Uchebo equalised four minutes before the interval with a deflected shot. Early in the second half, Egwuekwe handed Scotland the advantage, putting through his own net after a shot from James Morrison, but the Scots were unable to hang on. Gordon Greer hit the ground in a challenge with Nwofor, who reacted quicker when the ball came back into the box to fire past McGregor from an acute angle. The Super Eagles’ next pre-Wo ...
World Cup FRIENDLY: Super Eagles CAME FROM BEHIND TO SETTLE FOR A DRAW AGAINST SCOTLAND! Full Time: Nigeria 2 - 2 Scotland Super Eagles of Nigeria put up a fair performance tonight as they came from behind to hold Scotland to a 2-2 draw in their first World Cup warm-up friendly played at Craven Cottage, London. Charles Mulgrew put Scotland ahead as early as the 10th minute with a deflected shot from James Morrison which spins beyond Austin Ejide. Nigeria fought back and levelled up in the 41st minute with Michael Uchebo unleashing a powerful shot that took a wicked deflection of Hanley and straight into the net with the Scottish goalkeeper caught in no man's land. Scotland again went ahead early in the 52nd minute of the 2nd half. This time, it was Super Eagles defender Azubuike Egwuekwe who unfortunately hooked in Hutton's low cross into his own net for an OWN GOAL! However, with Coach Stephen Keshi making series of substitutions having Nosa Igiebor came in for Joel Obi, Uche Nwofor came in for Shola Ame ...
Barely 17 days before the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins in Brazil, the Nigerian Super Eagles have begun their preparation for the Mundial kicking off in on 12 June to 13 July in London. Latest reports inform that head coach of the Nigerian team, Stephen Keshi, has led five home- based players to London early this morning, May 25 to start Nigeria's preparation for the football show- piece. The home based players that travelled with Keshi are Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Ejike Uzoenyi, Kunle Odunlami and Daniel Akpeyi. They are expected to make the trip in time to start preparation for the international friendly with Scotland at Fulham's Craven Cottage ground on May 28. Eagles' duo of Ogenyi Onazi and Efe Ambrose, who were both in the country since last week, are expected to link up with the squad before Monday''s deadline for invited players' arrival. * Stephen Keshi Other members of the squad are expected to be on ground before May 26, even though some members of the team are believed to have already a ...
The African champions have announced a team of 30 players for next month's tournament in Brazil with the exclusion of Villareal’s Ikechukwu Uche Nigeria coach Stephen Keshihas invited 30 players in his provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup that starts on June 12. The reigning African champions will be making their fifth appearance at football's showpiece and have been drawn in the same group with Argentina, Iran and Bosnia. Usual suspects Vincent Enyeama, Mikel Obi, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses are called, as well as dark horses Ramon Azeez, Michael Babatunde and Azubuike Egwuekwe while midfield ace Joel Obi and Peter Odemwingie return after several months in the international wilderness. Top scorer of the 29th Africa Cup of Nations, Emmanuel Emenike, back from injury, returns to the fold. However, injured Nosa Igiebor and Reuben Gabriel are the surprise inclusion in the squad while the Big Boss snubbed Ikechukwu Uche, Dynamo Kiev's Brown Ideye, Hull City’s Sone Aluko ...
Warri Wolves and Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Azubuike Egwuekwe harbours no fear with promise to stop world known Argentina player Lionel Messi when both teams slug it out at the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.
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Home-based Players’ Late Frenzy While the January deals were getting done and dusted, leading players from the domestic league could not join the rush, as they were holed up with the Eagles’ B-squad at the Championship of African nations (CHAN). However, even during the competition, as the Nigerian squad rained goals on their various opponents but also conceded several in reckless abandon, en route to winning bronze, a horde of scouts flooded their camp and could only be restrained through thorough disciplinary tact of the head coach, Stephen Keshi and his assistants. No sooner had the competition ended, though, than reports escalated about one move or the other for several of the best performers and even some of the not so fashionable among the Nigerian lot. Heading the list of the possibles were CHAN 2014 most valuable player, Chrisantus Ejike Uzoenyi, closely followed by Solomon Kwambe and Azubuike Egwuekwe, as they all did not return to Nigeria with the squad and were reportedly holding talks with ...
Were takes gamble on Wits trial 2014-02-21 SPEEDY Kenya winger Paul Were has gone on trial with Bidvest Wits and could miss his club AFC Leopards' African Confederations Cup date in South Africa next week. Were, a highly rated former junior international, started training on Monday with the Johannesburg-based outfit, officials confirmed. His trip to SA meant he did not travel with his teammates for their ConFederation Cup first round, second-leg tie in Ethiopia last weekend where Leopards won to set up a meeting with SuperSport United in the second round. The first leg will be played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on March 1. "It is really a big honour for me and the club because it shows that someone is watching what I am doing at Leopards and believes that I should be somewhere better," Were told Kenyan media. Wits also confirmed they had ended their interest in Nigerian centre-back Azubuike Egwuekwe, who had trials with the Clever Boys after helping his country finish third at the recent Afr ...
Egwuekwe’s South African move crashes Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, will no longer join South African club Bidvest Wits as he was not impressed with the cash offered by the club. A top source familiar with this deal informed MTNFootball.com that the big central defender who featured for Nigeria at the recent CHAN in South Africa has since returned to Nigeria. “Azubuike was very close to joining Wits, but in the end he did not because he was not satisfied with the money the club offered him,” the source told MTNFootball.com. Wits coach Gavin Hunt is in the market for a big central defender after he released Musa Bilankulu and the experienced Bafana star Matthew Booth is not getting younger. Egwuekwe had therefore stayed back in South Africa after CHAN and along with Warri Wolves marketing consultant, Emma Ibru, discussed with Wits with a view to signing for the club. Before the Wits deal, the Wolves skipper had revealed he will be moving to Italy. He is now most likely to rejoin the Warri ...
"Nigeria international defender Azubuike Egwuekwe is close to finalising a move to South African PSL side Bidvest Wits.”"
Bafana Bafana, who need a draw to guarantee their spot in the quarter-finals, conceded through efforts by Ejike Uzoenyi and Ifeanyi Ede at Cape Town Stadium. Bafana threatened five minutes in, as Bernard Parker's shot drew a regulation stop from under-fire goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim following a blistering run from Platinum Stars attacker Lindokuhle Mbatha. A minute later, Agbim dived to palm away a menacing free-kick from the right by Siphiwe Tshabalala. At the other end, Ede narrowly failed to pounce on Azubuike Egwuekwe's shot across the face of Moeneeb Josephs's goal in the 10th minute. Soon after, Bafana midfielder Matty Pattison scuffed his effort wide of the target from just outside the box after being teed up by Tshabalala. Mamelodi Sundowns enforcer Hlompho Kekana then thundered a long-range effort on goal three minutes later, but Agbim was well placed to comfortably collect. Agbim dropped down shortly after to keep out a header by Bafana stand-in skipper Thabo Nthethe following a free-kick from th ...
CHAN 2014! Naija don kollect three points: Naija Supa Eagus don chop dia fes points for de 2014 Chan afta dem waya Mozambique 4-2 for dia Group A match. De match sef be don become win or waka for Naija as dem bin lose dia fes match agains Mali 2-1 and dat one sef come make Oga Coachi Steven Keshi put three new playas as Bright Esieme, Shehu Abdullahi and Gbolahan bin start de match. Na Naija fes setul begin dey spray beta pass de arrange ball as Salami miss beta chance for de 3rd minut wey hin no fir lob ball pass Mozambique kipa and Rabiu Ali shot for de 6th minut no worri de kipa. Yawa come gas for Naija for de 9th minute as Dario Khan ogbonge freekik just fly pass Chigozie Agbim wey dey post for Naija rest inside net to chuk Mozambique put for front. Naija no waste time come sharpily ekwalise as Bright Esieme launch beta long throw wey Azubuike Egwuekwe nod small, and as de ball fall for Ifeanyi Ede, the Enyimba strika kuku nak am enta net for de 10 minute. Two minutes lata Naija come add anoda one as ...
CHAN: Super Eagles in thrilling win against Mambas Super Eagles endured two howlers from Chigozie Agbim to defeat Mozambique 4-2 in a thrilling African Nations Championship group A match played on Wednesday night in Cape Town. Earlier in the day, Bafana Bafana were held to a one-all draw by Eagles of Mali, who defeated Super Eagles 2-1 on Sunday. The opening exchanges saw the attackers having a festive time in front of goal. Mambas drew the first blood in the 10th minute through a long range shot by captain Dario Khan from 45-metre to goal. His opposite skipper Agbim ought to have done better. Super Eagles replied immediately as a long ball was flicked on by Warri Wolves defender Azubuike Egwuekwe, which fell to free scoring Enyimba forward Ifeanyi Ede, who had no hesitation sending a low shot to gift the AFCON champions the equaliser. Encouraged by the response, Kano Pillars attacking midfielder Rabiu Ali, who was slotted to the playmaker's role sent an unstoppable drive to give the West Africans the adv ...
Keshi backs under-fire Agbim Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has defended goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, who has come under fire following a 2-1 loss to Mali at CHAN. Agbim was blamed for the two goals scored by Mali even though he later made several saves to deny the fellow West Africans more goals. Keshi picked Agbim and defenders Azubuike Egwuekwe and Kunle Odunlami as the only players who did well against Mali at the weekend. Goalkeeper trainer Ike Shorunmu has also passed a vote of confidence on the Enugu Rangers shot stopper. “He made several saves if not, we would have conceded five, six goals in that game,” Shorunmo defended. “If you look at the team as a whole, he played well and should not be blamed.” Keshi said he now expects his team to post an improved performance today ”The players have now overcome their stage fright, so I think they would come out to play on Wednesday. We did not play our game on Saturday but I am sure that would be different on Wednesday,” he assured. In the me . ...
Egwuekwe, Uzoenyi pray for Mali’s defeat • Want team-mates to be focused Azubuike Egwuekwe and Ejike Uzoenyi have admonished their team-mates not to be carried away when they step out against the Eagles of Mali today at the Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town in the first day of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) hosted by South Africa. Nigeria’s Eagles are making their maiden appearance in the CHAN competition meant for players who are playing in their respective nations. But Egwuekwe who is also the captain of Warri Wolves implored his colleagues to be 100 percent focused from start to finish since they do not know much about the Malians and their other two first round foes. He pointed out that it would be nice for Nigeria to commence the competition with a win and even grab victory in their first two matches before the decider with the hosts on January 19. “We know we have a serious battle on our hands and we are up to the task. We must not display pride or arrogance that we would beat our first ...
Keshi picks Agbim, Egwuekwe, 21 others for CHAN Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has picked first choice goalkeeper and skipper Chigozie Agbim, defender Azubuike Egwuekwe, midfielder Joshua Obaje and forward Gbolahan Salami among 23 players that will represent Nigeria at the 3rd African Nations Championship in South Africa. Usual suspects Solomon Kwambe, Francis Benjamin, Kunle Odunlami, Umar Zango, Barnabas Imenger, Daniel Akpeyi and Ifeanyi Ede also make the list, but former junior internationals Abdullahi Shehu and Christian Pyagbara also make the cut, with FIFA U-17 World Cup winner Dele Alampasu expectedly joining the big boys so early. Nigeria take on host South Africa, Mali and Mozambique in Group A of the championship reserved for senior players plying their trade in the domestic League of their countries. The competition runs from 11th January – 1st February, 2014 in three South African cities. In his quest to win the tournament just as he did at the full-strength Africa Cup of Nations staged in the ...
Nigeria favoured for CHAN title on January 09, 2014 at 1:23 pm in Sports JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Debutants Nigeria appear the strongest of the 16 contenders for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) which kicks off in Cape Town this weekend. Although ranked only third in Group A because they failed to qualify for two previous editions of a competition for home-based footballers, they should advance with hosts South Africa. Nigeria are seeking a second African national team title in South Africa within 13 months having won the more prestigious Cup of Nations last February. The architect of that success, coach and former national team captain Stephen Keshi, is back with four of his 2013 Confederations Cup squad. Goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim and defenders Francis Benjamin, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Solomon Kwambe went to Brazil, and striker Ejike Uzoenyi was part of the Nations Cup-winning squad. Another goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu, helped the national junior team defeat Mexico last October to capture the world titl ...
Azubuike Egwuekwe: Experience Will See The CHAN Eagle Through In South Africa Super Eagles and Warri Wolves central back Azubuike Egwuekwe said "experience will see the team through in South Africa when the CHAN Championship kicks off" Read More...
Despite the absence of 2013 AFCON star Sunday Mba and Kano Pillars striker Gambo Mohammed, Nigeria are primed to shine at the 2014 CHAN. A closer look at the final 23-man squad announced on Tuesday showed that the defence led by skipper and goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim will be the team’s backbone. Agbim, fullbacks Solomon Kwambe and Benjamin Francis as well as central defenders Azubuike Egwuekwe, Umar Zango and Kunle Odunlami have all been capped at full international level. Crucially too they enjoy a good understanding on the pitch as they have played together for some time now. The inclusion of U17 goalkeeper Dele Alampasu is also commendable as he will gain some experience at this level of the game even as a third-choice behind Agbim and Daniel Akpeyi. Enugu Rangers skipper Ugonna Izuchukwu will be the team’s preferred defensive midfielder with Kano Pillars playmaker Rabiu Ali providing the creative juice in the engine room. Ali has proved himself on the local scene and if he could add some urgency an ...
Punch 2013: Year of amazing success DECEMBER 29, 2013 BY ’TANA AIYEJINA Nigeria sport review Nigeria began the year on a high and ended it on that note in sports but not without issues as usual, reports ’TANA AIYEJINA Football The average Nigerian sports nay football follower had already given up hope of the Super Eagles winning a third title at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in January. With coach Stephen Keshi excluding the likes of Osaze Odemwingie, Obafemi Martins, Taye Taiwo, Joel Obi, Victor Anichebe, Obinna Nsofor, for the likes of Godfrey Oboabona, Sunday Mba, Nosa Igiebor, Juwon Oshaniwa, Azubuike Egwuekwe and several other up-and-coming stars, the likelihood of the squad making any appreciable impact in South Africa was slim. The team did start on a not-too-impressive note, managing draws against Zambia and Burkina Faso in their first two group games of the tournament but that was how bad it got. After a hard-earned 2-0 win over Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes, there was no stopping the Eagles. ...
Players like Brown Ideye and Ahmed Musa are important cogs in the reigning African champions’ team but the inconsistency in their recent display leaves room for marked improvement or even replacements if/when available. Also, John Ogu, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Sunday Mba, Nosa Igiebor, Victor Obinna and Nnamdi Oduamadi have shown glimpses of brilliance, but a recall to the team for Joseph Yobo, Kalu Uche, Ikechukwu Uche, Reuben Gabriel, Osaze Odemwingie & Obafemi Martins should provide stiff competition. The national team is still very much a work in progress as we saw against the Ethiopians. The Eagles found it difficult to kill off the game in the second half with the attacking quartet of Emenike, Ideye, Musa and Moses struggling to get the better of the opposing defence with their final pass always lacking a cutting
The Chelsea youngster picked up an injury against Ethiopia and may be out for a while which means he'll miss Monday's friendly against Italy Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo couldn't complete the encounter against Ethiopia after a suspected injury. Omeruo missed the Super Eagles' last two games owing to a shoulder injury he copped during the Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil against Spain and had not played any competitive game before the tie against the Walia Antelopes. He started the game against the Antelopes in Calabar before he was substituted by Azubuike Egwuekwe in the 62nd minute after he got muscle cramp and had to be replaced. Head Coach Stephen Keshi praised the resilience of the player and said he was glad that he made a return to the team. "I was impressed with the way Omeruo played. He was all over the pitch. He did excellently well but had to go out to muscle cramp," Keshi said. It’s not yet know how long the defender will spend on the sidelines as the Eagles prepare to play against Italy ...
Keshi's Super Eagles played Ethiopia in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier which they won 2-0 on Saturday afternoon, then flew to London on Sunday ahead of the meeting with the former world champions. Most of the players who did not play against Ethiopia are expected to get a run out. Cold weather and jetlag forced the squad to skip a scheduled training session on Sunday, but they were on the ground early on Monday morning to limber up. While a sprinkling of regulars like Godfrey Oboabona, Ogenyi Onazi and John Mikel Obi are expected to start, the rest of the team could wear a new look. Strikers Bright *** and Shola Ameobi could get a run, with Solomon Kwambe and Benjamin Francis also eying spots in the starting XI against a similarly experimental Italy side. LIKELY LINE-UP: Austin Ejide - Solomon Kwambe, Benjamin Francis, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe; Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Obi, Nnamdi Oduamadi; Victor Moses, Bright *** Shola Ameobi
Nigeria vs Ethiopia: Eagles to Start with an All-Europe-Based Cast Chelsea FC defender Kenneth Omeruo is set to reclaim his place in the Eagles' starting eleven against Ethiopia on November 16, 2013, Saturday, in Calabar. A 20-year-old defender has been sidelined by a shoulder injury, which he suffered at the Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil, and Warri Wolves skipper Azubuike Egwuekwe has deputised in his absence. Omeruo partnered Godfrey Oboabona when Nigeria won a third AFCON title in February 2013. Omeruo's change will effectively mean, Nigeria will start with an all-Europe-based cast. Otherwise, it will be a familiar Eagles line-up by Keshi on Saturday. Stand-in skipper Vincent Enyeama , who has posted 11 clean sheets for his French Lique 1 side Lille this season, will retain his number 1 shirt against Ethiopia. Full back positions will be manned by Celtic utility player Efe Ambrose and Elderson Echiejile. Ogenyi Onazi will pair Mikel Obi in the heart of the midfield while Victor Moses and Ahmed Musa ...
Warri Wolves' defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has called on Nigerians to pray for the Super Eagles as they face the...
TEAM NEWS: ETHIOPIA VS NIGERIA Nigeria are unchanged from last month’s qualifier against Malawi for Sunday’s clash against Ethiopia. The Eagles flew past Malawi 2-0 in Calabar, but for some poor finishing and some brilliant goalkeeping, Nigeria would have won by a bigger margin as they played with a lot of understanding and confidence. Keshi therefore wishes to attack hosts Ethiopia and so rather than go for a defensive-minded midfielder, he has kept faith with Italy-based Nnamdi Oduamadi in a 4-3-3 formation. Sunday Mba and Real Betis ace Nosa Igiebor will therefore have to start from the bench. The attack is led by Emmanuel Emenike with support on the wings from Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses, while the back four has the central defensive partnership of Godfrey Oboabona and Azubuike Egwuekwe. Ethiopia have also gone with the tried and tested for Sunday’s clash. Saladin Said will partner Shemeles Bekele in a 4-4-2 formation. Skipper Degu Debebe will take charge in the defence. The Eagles starting XI v ...
DailyPost Nigeria shared the following link: skipper Vincent Enyeama, was among the first set of players to arrive the Super Eagles camp, ahead of this weekend’s crucial 2014 World Cup play-off against Ethiopia. The other players who made it early include: Uche Nwofor, Chigozie Agbim, Sunday Mba, Solomon Kwambe, Azubuike Egwuekwe...
Wolves are without Azubuike Egwuekwe, Monday Osagie & Joseph Osadiaye who is bereaved for the game v Kano Pillars
W. Wolves defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe has tender his apology for the club's inability to win the Fed Cup this year at the expense of Enyimba
Warri Wolves striker Musa Najere was very close to tears after the Federation Cup Cup final loss to Enyimba as he and his teammates had lost the opportunity to redeem the largesse promised them by Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan. Najere told Goal that it was painful that they lost their opportunity to go on vacation in France and also become proud owners of brand new Toyota Avensis cars because they allowed Enyimba to beat them to the Federation Cup crown. "We feel very bad as we have lost everything. We won't have a short vacation in Europe and the cars we had been promised by the governor are all gone when we were actually close to winning it," Najere told Goal. A penalty miss by Super Eagles' defender and team captain, Azubuike Egwuekwe during the shootout , saw Wolves concede the Federation Cup crown to Enyimba as it ended 5-4 after both sides played an entertaining 2-2 during the regulation time.
Etebo Laments Fed Cup Loss Warri Wolves striker, Oghenekaro Etebo is still lamenting his club’s defeat by Enyimba International of Aba in Sunday’s Federation Cup final at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, with a verdict that the Delta State-owned side did not deserve to lose. Wolves actually went ahead twice against The Peoples’ Elephants but gave away the advantage on both occasions, after which they eventually lost 5-4 on penalties, with team skipper, Azubuike Egwuekwe the culprit in missing his own kick from the spot. In reflection about the evening’s proceedings, Etebo has now admitted how hurt he was and the home-based Eagles striker says he is pained that his team could not carry the day, even after the game ended 2-2 at regulation time. “I felt bad. We did all we can to win but we lost on penalty. There’s nothing we can do about the result, we take it like that. Though we lost, it was a nice game. Enyimba is a strong opponent,” Etebo told futaa.com.
Najare Sad To Fall Short The scorer of Warri Wolves’ first goal in their Federation Cup loss to Enyimba International of Aba on Sunday, Musa Najare has admitted how sad he is that his effort was not good enough to give his side victory at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Rather than consolidate on their lead on two occasions, Wolves capitulated and allowed the Peoples’ Elephants equalize twice, but Najare says the biggest pain for him is that his first half opening goal was canceled out by the opponents in the second stanza. Najare, who opened scoring in the 25th minute to give Wolves a first half lead before Enyimba level score, confessed that he is completely disappointed his side could not hold on, as regulation time score ended 2-2 and his team captain, Azubuike Egwuekwe failed to score in the resultant penalty shootout. While also admitting that it was a tough and tight game, Najare said the pain was compounded with the fact that his side lost more than just the match, as Wolves’ player ...
I was live at the Teslim Balogun Stadium to watch the Federation Cup final btw Enyimba and Warri Wolves. It ended 2 all at the end of regulation time. But Enyimba won 5 - 4 on penalty shootout and guess who lost penalty for Warri Wolves, Super Eagles defender Azubuike Egwuekwe
Congratulations to Enyimba.winning the FA cup.2-2 it ended with Warri Wolves.musa najare geting the first goal before the break.Enyimba equalised by Bright Esieme.Osadieye scored another for Warri Wolves.In the 82nd minute,Ugwu Uwadiegwu scored with a fantastic freekick.Hence,a penalty shoot out.Super Eagles defender Azubuike Egwuekwe,lost his penalty.Saviour of Enyimba slotted home the winner.
Wolves skipper, Azubuike Egwuekwe failed to convert his side's 4th spot kick&up stepped Fidelis Saviour to win it for Yusuf's men.
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I still can't believe i saw Lukaku in the final of the Federation Cup in Nigeria. He played for Warri Wolves but the name on his jessy is Azubuike Egwuekwe.
So Enyimba win 5-4 on penalties. Azubuike Egwuekwe with the decisive saved PK
Enyimba of Aba has won the 2013 Federation Cup. They beat Warri Wolves, 5-4 on penalties following a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes.Warri Wolves captain and Nigeria international Azubuike Egwuekwe was the one that miss d penalty
Warri Wolves 1-0 Enyimba. Najare Musa with a cool finish in the box. Azubuike Egwuekwe got the assist
Nig FA Cup Final: Ahead of today's Federation Cup final at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Warri Wolves defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe says that it is not impossible for the Seasiders to shock Enyimba to clinching their first ever FA Cup in their first attempt. Egwuekwe believes going into the game as underdogs could sway the pendulum of victory in favour of the oil city side.
"Warri Wolves skipper Azubuike Egwuekwe is sure they will beat Enyimba to win their first-ever Federation Cup trophy on Sunday.
Supa Eagus strika, Emmanuel Emenike don knee down dey beg Naija coachi, Stephen Keshi say make him call Naija skippo, Joseph Yobo back to de National team. Na for de 2013 Nations Cup wey Naija win for South Africa na hin be de lass bus stop for Yobo bicos de guyman neva tap ball for Naija since den. Na Chelsea small pikin defenda, Kenneth Omeruo be de person wey carry Yobo put for bench, and even wen Omeruo kon knack injury, Oga Keshi still no call Yobo as na Warri Wolves defenda, Azubuike Egwuekwe na im dey play for Naija. Na for de same club for Yankee (Fenerbache) na hin Emenike and Yobo dey tap ball for and Emenike wey don score two gols wen him return to de Naija team tok say “we still need Yobo”. “Me and Yobo dey play and tok everyday, and we still need all de experience wey him don gada bicos na beta person him be. “Yobo na my senior padi bicos him helep me well well enta de Supa Eagus and my belle no sweet me at all as I no see am again afta de Nations Cup. “I know say na de coachi dey d ...
Warri Wolves boss, Solomon Ogbeide has confirmed that skipper, Azubuike Egwuekwe will lead out the team on Sunday.
Eagles hit Burkina 4 – 1 on september 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm in sports African champions, the Super Eagles Tuesday drubbed Burkina Faso 4-1 with a brace by Brown Ideye and additional goals from Shola Ameobi and Emmanuel Emenike. Both sides used the match to prepare for next month’s 2014 final World Cup qualifiers playoffs. However, the Stallions were without several of their top stars like Alain Traore, Aristide Bance and Jonathan Pitroipa. South Africa-based defender James Okwuosa made his international debut for Nigeria. Brown Ideye, who until now, constantly misses scoring chances, gave the Eagles the lead in the 13th minute, when he capitalised on a blunder by Burkina Faso goalkeeper Lare Diarra. The Dynamo Kiev striker later doubled the advantage on 43 minutes, when he got to the end of a through ball by John Ogu before he clipped the ball past the Burkina Faso goalkeeper. Newcastle United Shola Ameobi fired Eagles’ third goal in the 53rd minute for his first goal for the Nigerian national side. . ...
Eagles soar over Stallions Nigeria's Super Eagles recorded a resounding 4-1 victory over the Etalons of Burkina Faso in an international friendly played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Brown Ideye got Nigeria on their way to the win in the 17th minute with a well taken goal after a defensive mix up by the Burkina Faso defence who couldn't deal with an Obinna Nsofor through ball that caused panic in the visitors defence, which fell kindly for the Dynamo Kiev man to tap into an open net. The Eagles continued to pile pressure on visitors as John Ogu tested the keeper in the 13th minute and Shola Ameobi, though playing as the lone man upfront did pretty well holding the ball up to bring Nsofor and Ideye into the game. In the 20th minute, an Elderson Echiejile cross was nearly converted by Shola Ameobi but he was beaten to the ball the the Burkina Faso goalkeeper, and it was also the turn of Obinna Nsofor as he dummied three defenders but was clattered from behind as he was about to pull the trigger. Refe ...
GOAL! 4-1 The Burkinabes have got themselves a goal as Keshi played 3 NPFL stars in defence: Azubuike Egwuekwe, Benjamin Francis and Solomon Kwambe. -
Super Eagles & Warri Wolves defender Azubuike Egwuekwe is listed on the roster of Serbian club Red Star Belgrade for the current season.
BRAZIL 2013 Confederations Cup stars, Sunday Mba, Godfrey Oboabona and Azubuike Egwuekwe, are among the 24 players listed by Coach Stephen Keshi for camping ahead of the Confederation of African Football Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Cote d'Ivoire billed for next week. The CHAN is a competition for players based in their home countries and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it is doing everything possible to ensure that the country participated in the next edition after missing the two previous editions. Alongside Mba, Egwuekwe and Oboabona are six other Confederations Cup stars, including home-based Eagles Captain, Chigozie Agbim, defenders, Solomon Kwambe and Benjamin Francis, midfielder, Emeka Eze and forward, Muhammad Gambo. Keshi added 14 more players from Nigeria's top flight and two from the lower division. Returning to the team are goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, defender Kunle Odunlami and striker, Obinna Nwachukwu and Gomo Onduku, who were part of the team's training camp in Germany a ...
Nigeria substitute.. Kenneth Omeruo is out, Azubuike Egwuekwe is in. Local player from club Warri Wolves. 74'
Agbim and seven other local league players make the list for the Super Eagles trip to the Confederations Cup. Coach Stephen Keshi continued to make sure that the NPFL players are adequately represented in the Super Eagles squad to a major tournament By Babajide Alaka Jun 7, 2013 3:22:00 PM Chigozie Agbim, Warri Wolves The Super Eagles squad list to the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup was released on Thursdayand included in the 23-man list are eight players who ply their trade in the Nigeria Professional Football League. The NPFL produced six players for the triumphant Super Eagles team that won a third Nations Cup trophy for Nigeria in February. The players in that squad were Chigozie Agbim, Ejike Uzoenyi, Godfrey Oboabona, Reuben Gabriel, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Sunday Mba. For this trip to Brazil, Coach Keshi has droppedboth Uzoenyi and Gabriel; though both players transferred to European clubs after the Nations Cup win. The team left Nairobi for South Africa on Friday after their 1-0 win over Kenya in a Gro ...
RUMOUR!: Wolves manager Dean Saunders keen to sign giant Nigerian defender Azubuike Egwuekwe. Saunders had lined the player up for Doncaster, but Wolves' additional finances will make the transfer easier to complete now.
Congratulations to my childhood friend Azubuike Egwuekwe and Chelsea FC contingent of John Mikel Obi,Victor Moses and Kenneth Omeruo and fellow Jos base duo of Ahmed Musa and Sunday Mba and others that made it as part of 23 Super Eagles players to the Nations Cup.
Nigeria Super Eagles hold their own in Catalonia ⁠⁠  Nigeria's Super Eagles played out a 1-1 draw with their Catalonian counterparts in a friendly game on Wednesday. It was not the best of start for Nigeria in spite of their head coach, Stephen Keshi adopting a two-man striking force in Bright *** and Brown Ideye. As early as the second minute, AC Milan striker, Bojan Krkic missed putting the Catalan XI in front from close range via a Joan Verdu cross. A minute later, Sergio Gonzalez converted from the spot to put Catalonia 1-0 up after the centre referee, Xavier Estrada Fernandez, adjudged Fengor Ogude to have handled the ball in the box. Bojan was put through on goal and skipped past Nigeria captain and goalkeeper, Chigozie Agbim before Azubuike Egwuekwe hooked the ball clear. Three minutes past the half hour mark, Bojan nearly got on the end of Xavi's chip leaving an onrushing Agbim missing the ball all together. In spite of Nigeria's Super Eagles stemming the wave of Catalonia attack, Barcelon ...
The players in camp include goalkeepers, Chigozie Agbim and Dan Akpeyi. Others are Godfrey Oboabona, Solomon Kwambe and Azubuike Egwuekwe.
After putting the home-based through their paces and fitness,Super Eagles gaffer,Stephen Keshi has named a twelve-man squad for the trip to Miami.They are;Chigozie Agbim, Daniel Akpeyi,Azubuike Egwuekwe, Geodfrey Oboabona, Umar Zango, Benjamin Francis, Solomon Kwambe,Manir Ubale, Sunday Mba,Ejike Uzoenyi,Gomo Onduku and Henry Uche.
Yobo rates NPL stars high Joseph Yobo has hailed the players who are based at home like Gabriel Reuben and Ejike Uzoenyi for increasing competition in the Eagles. Yobo told MTNFootball.com, "Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Ejike Uzoenyi and Gabriel Reuben have shown class so far in the Eagles squad. They have brought a healthy competition to the national team." Yobo therefore expressed displeasure with reports in the local media credited to him that the home based players are not good enough. "I am shocked to hear such a report. I spoke to journalists at the FA secretariat and all said was that we need more time together for blending. If I say I am not disappointed, I would be lying,” he said. "I am the captain of this team and as a leader why should I run down my colleagues in public. They all know me, if am not happy about something, I would call the player and tell them" The former Everton of England defender added that Nigerians need not worry because the Eagles would make them proud, stressing ...
The defence will be drawn from the Nigeria Premier League, Godfrey Oboabona Juwon Oshaniwa and Azubuike Egwuekwe all likely 2get the nod.
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