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Shola Ameobi

Foluwashola Shola Ameobi (born 12 October 1981) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United as a forward.

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If Snodgrass goes to Newcastle then I'll dedicate this account to Shola Ameobi, that's how sure I am
and I always loved Sir Shola of Ameobi...Mackums slayer
You could have had Shola Ameobi for free
Shola ameobi has played more Champions League games than Sunderland
Would you have Shola Ameobi back at Bolton?
Surely we'll be linked with Shola Ameobi again! ;-)
Ahh! SHOLA AMEOBI" Majority of Nigerians don't know Shola was born in Zaria. My hometown,Where i was born too!
thanks mate hoping for sime stickers to go with it. Ideally with shola ameobi and yakubu as foils.
on the other hand at least Januzaj doesn't have 11 anymore, Belgian Shola Ameobi
Shola ameobi done the same against Everton and chested the ball over the centre half.
I'd love to see Shola Ameobi back in a toon strip for a season.
no room for Shola Ameobi on there... Gutted.
Which makes a nice change from the Shola Ameobi school of finishing I often frequent.
Reports that Shola Ameobi could be moving, with Seattle Sounders and Stoke City interested. Valued at approx. £4.2m. (Mundo Deportivo)
I swear to you Shola Ameobi is in this video but I can't find the man for love nor money.
2010 - Shola Ameobi scores a stoppage-time winner against Chelsea in our 4-3 Carling Cup win!
Players like Kunle Odunlami, Godfrey Oboaona, Sunday Mba, Shola Ameobi, Michael Babatunde will forever be grateful to Stephen Kesh
Shola Ameobi is among 14 players who will leave Fleetwood this summer.
⚽ GOAL OF THE SEASON. Gary Madine and Shola Ameobi will contest the award for 2015/16
It's good, but it's not quite Shola Ameobi's 'Fat Dwarfy Mong'
yep, I remember when it happened to shola ameobi 😂
But this dude obviously think Shola Ameobi is a better player than Welbeck as well.
I'm far too excited to watch Shola Ameobi play against Chesterfield tomorrow
Shola Ameobi gives his approval to the new supply of ket that has arrived in halls.
Walahi you look like Shola Ameobi with tons of makeup, about Captain Phillips uno
Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi stresses the importance of Magpies ending their shocking recent record in T...
Can you imagine a fan of a League One club stabbing his mate during an argument about who's better, Marc Antoine Fortune or Shola Ameobi?
(2') Papiss Cissé, from Newcastle, goes into the field replacing Shola Ameobi! Good luck to Papiss Cissé!
New signing at English lower division club, Fleetwood Town, Shola Ameobi is backing his former club, Newcastle United for EPL survival..
Ameobi believes Newcastle can avoid drop: Former Newcastle United forward Shola Ameobi believes that the club ...
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Shola Ameobi joins League One side Fleetwood Town until the end of the season The former England U21 and Nigerian international was a free a
Not 'impossible' that Shola Ameobi could play for free at - but extremely unlikely because of embargo. Story up soon.
We could all learn a thing or two from Shola Ameobi...
I just hope that Adebayor isn't just another Shola Ameobi for
is often tainted by greed. Shola Ameobi playing for crisis-hit for free reaffirms faith in the beautiful game
Bolton Wanderers have been blocked from signing striker Shola Ameobi.
Shola Ameobi offers to play rest of season for free to help cash-strapped club
Class act Shola Ameobi offers to play for free via
Shola Ameobi not even allowed to play for Bolton for FREE...
Shola Ameobi offering to play for free for Bolton because they can't pay all players wages. Admirable to see a player wanting to just play.
Shola Ameobi has offered to play for Bolton for free - but can't due to transfer embargo. Seems crazy and I'm told they c…
5) Even if Shola Ameobi is really ready to play for Bolton for free, The Man won't let him. http…
Shola Ameobi is a hero. Offering to play for Bolton for free. One of the nicest guys in football.
Bolton blocked from re-signing Shola Ameobi even with him thought to be willing to play for FREE: The fr...
"Lennon, make a sub, Lennon, Lennon make a sub", call the Bolton fans. They want Shola Ameobi on as the potential saviour. 20 mins left.
Ike and Kalu Uche"Sammy and Shola Ameobi, Kolo and Yahya Toure "Name 2brothers playing football""
If we lose to Bolton today, who have Shola Ameobi and Emile Heskey up top, we 100% should liquidate and start over as FC Fulham of London.
Double substitution for as Stephen Dobbie replaces and comes on for Shola Ameobi. (69…
Bottom-side Bolton to upset the Bees? Shola Ameobi to score in Bolton win, was 7/2 NOW 5/1 >
From Jay-Jay Okocha, Youri Djorkaeff and Nicolas Anelka; Bolton now have Jay Spearing, Shola Ameobi and Emile Heskey. 😂
Limbs when I get two free shots by using the names "Shola Ameobi" and "Aleksandar Mitrović" 😏
Nicklas Bendtner is to Denmark, what Shola Ameobi was to England.
When you realise that Shola Ameobi and Emile Heskey could play up front together for Bolton.
Even Shola Ameobi got capped for Nigeria so I wouldn't get that excited about it.
clever wording. You never did play AGAINST Shola Ameobi.
Barcelona man, promote talent from your own region. Look how happy you can make a lad like Shola Ameobi.
I said sign Shola Ameobi, but noone listened to me and now he is banging them in at Bolton
“Best player in the world just scored the equaliser for Barca 1 minute left”. Shola ameobi??
“who's the best player in the world that isn't Ronaldo or Messi?”. >>>Shola Ameobi.
thanks for voting Shola Ameobi into our Hall of Fame!
The chance created is the SAME chance be it Shola Ameobi, Lovren or Aguero. If its on a plate its on a plate.
Hall Of Fame? Shola Ameobi played 312 games from 2000-2014 scoring 53 goals. Vote or
Here, tell Shola I miss him, will you? TBH, I miss you a bit as well, you big daft gangly love.
Shola Ameobi has signed for Bolton. As the club looks to build the least threatening strike force in world football. https:…
The massive surge of Shola Ameobi at Bolton Wanderers of England received a jolt at the weekend, as the veteran...
"if you love football you love Shola Ameobi"
reminds me of Shola Ameobi in his prime
I've had two football bets this weekend and they were let down by Shola Ameobi and Scott Dann.
Neymar though.This kid could actually go on to be better than Shola Ameobi.!
Shola Ameobi had a nightmare yesterday in Boltons 0-0 draw yesterday missed a penalty and scored an offside goal
Keiren Westwood, Damien Duff and Shola Ameobi – three free transfers Cardiff should target...
That's how you take a penalty Shola Ameobi!!
Saved. Tame effort from Shola Ameobi as Frank Fielding dives low to save before Gary Madine fires the rebound over. (52) …
At the age of 34 Shola Ameobi does this for the very first time: Shola Ameobi, at the ripe old age of 34, has ...
You know you're struggling when Shola Ameobi takes your pens.
Penalty to Bolton! Gary Madine is shoved in the back. Shola Ameobi to take... (50) 0-0
'We deserved to win' - On-loan Bolton striker Shola Ameobi missed the first spot-kick of his career in a 0-0 Sk...
FA Cup - Bolton held by Bristol City as Shola Ameobi is frustrated
Frank Fielding saves a penalty from Shola Ameobi as earn a point at the Macron.
Kevin Thelwell and John Marshall who have delivered Shola Ameobi on trial and Grant Holt to replace N.Dicko 😂🙈👏👏
NEWS: Veteran striker Shola Ameobi hoping to keep Bolton in the Championship
David Meyler and Abel Hernandez send Hull Tigers roaring into second while Shola Ameobi makes immediate impact at
After signing Heskey and Eidur Gudjohnsen. Neil Lennon has moved for Shola Ameobi.
was waiting for that, Also Carlton Cole, Shola Ameobi, Ricardo Vaz Te.yeah on second thoughts...
Train taking me to Newcastle is called the Sir Bobby Robson. Nice touch. And probably also unable to tell Shola Ameobi and Carl Cort apart.
Chris Powell also revealed talks will resume with Shola Ameobi, who is a free agent. "We put it on back burner while awa…
Chris Powell says the club is still in negotiations with free agent striker Shola Ameobi
Does anyone actually know what's going on regarding Shola Ameobi? All gone quite!
I think I'll start with and lead them to glory with Shola Ameobi leading the attack.
Don't worry Shola Ameobi is going to solve all of our problems
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Swear to god I saw Shola Ameobi at Sainsbury's, Clapham Road this afternoon.
Shola Ameobi training with Huddersfield and Chris Powell is considering an offer
he did a shola ameobi stuff, waiting for England team
Messi, De Gea and bring in Shola Ameobi on a free.
Marvin Sordell and Shola Ameobi will be an absolutely lethal partnership. Especially if Wellens is playing behind them! 😉
ICYMI: Shola Ameobi was named a Patron on Saturday, presenting the first Alder Sweeney Award. htt…
whats is everyones views on the great, skillful, humble and respected man that is Shola Ameobi?
Huddersfield Town are being linked with a move for free agent, Shola Ameobi of Nigeria.
and potentially miss Shola Ameobi make his debut? Never! 😏
Expecting a deal for Shola Ameobi to be competed in the coming days.
Don't panic Here are a few free agent strikers for ya:. Shola Ameobi. Carlton Cole. Ricardo Vaz Te.
I've just seen someone write the 'Conor Coady song' for Shola Ameobi. Stop the earth, I seriously need to get off..
I hope we bring in Shola Ameobi so we have Ishmael Miller's 5 year older clone. It's exactly what we need!
with Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Shola Ameobi, Jose Enrique etc... it wouldent be hard
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There are some useful free agents out there- Joey Barton, Carlton Cole, Kevin Nolan, Shola Ameobi. They can sign after the window closes
had Alejandro Faurlin, Esteban Granero, Adel Taarabt and Djibril Cisse in the same XI in 2012. Still lost to a Shola Ameobi goal.
OFFICIAL: Shola Ameobi to join as assistant to Steve McClaren. Full statement at
Coming from someone who supports a club that bought Andy Johnson, Kevin Doyle and Shola Ameobi.
Only the great Jackie Milburn (12) has scored more goals for Newcastle v Sunderland than Shola Ameobi (7). via
Remember when Shola Ameobi got sent off against us last season for calling Phil Dowd a fat dwarf
On this day... In 2010, Shola Ameobi & Jose Enrique scored in a 2-0 home win over Forest in the Championship
Shola Ameobi holds the record for the most appearances as a substitute in the English Premier League
Substitution: Shola Ameobi comes on for Joe Ledley 2-0 (79)
Palace could be without James McArthur and Shola Ameobi for the FA Cup clash with Liverpool, while Mile Jedinak will be missing again.
Shola Ameobi back in EPL with Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. Let see what remains in him that he want to show us.
Shola Ameobi...the Coaches' delight. Reunites with Alan Pardew.Rode mainly on this luck-like to Brazil 2014!
Shola Ameobi completes move to Crystal Palace on short-term contract
Daily Mail: West Brom are closing in on the signing of Shola Ameobi"
Shola averaged a goal every 28.36 games for what on earth makes think he can do the goods at
Shola Ameobi looks set to be reunited with Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. Ameobi scored 79 goals in 397 appearances for Newcastle before leaving St James’ Park last year after 14 years.
West Brom are in talks with Former Newcastle man Shola Ameobi over a short term contract, SkySports reports.The 33-year-old forward has been a free agent since leaving Turkish side Gaziantep Buyuk
West Brom are trying to arrange a short-term deal for Nigeria’s Shola Ameobi
Shola Ameobi - a free agent - is set to join Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace, turning down West Brom
Understand Albion's interest in Shola Ameobi is genuine. Outline terms agreed. Both sides now have to decide whether to …
If we sign Shola Ameobi, My level of disgust & disappointment would be horrific
West Brom make third bid for Wigan's Callum McManaman and are poised to sign Shola Ameobi -
How on earth is Shola Ameobi 33 years old?
Shola Ameobi 'set for Alan Pardew reunion at Crystal Palace'
West Brom close to signing Shola Ameobi on free transfer | Football | The Guardian
Palace have also offered Shola Ameobi a contract. Being reunited with Pardew could be a major factor.
Shola Ameobi closes on move to Crystal Palace and reunion with Alan Pardew 
Misses out on Defoe, goes out and gets Shola Ameobi Mr Alan Pardew everybody...
Shola Ameobi is being tracked by West Brom, Hull City and Palace. He scored 79 goals in 397 apps for Newcastle.
West Brom make offer to free agent Shola Ameobi as ...
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Shola ameobi, you've got to be kidding, right!? Anybody got Danny dichios number, I'd rather we resigned him!
If a player could personify Alan Pardew's management, it would be Shola Ameobi. Dull.
West Brom close in on Shola Ameobi: West Brom close in on Shola Ameobi
TRANSFER: West Brom have agreed terms with free-agent Shola Ameobi.
Looks like Palace could sign Shola Ameobi on a free.
Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has agreed a contract in principle to join West Brom (Express and Star)
Crystal Palace have stolen the signing of Shola Ameobi under the noses of West Brom
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Omg palace are signing shola ameobi
GOALA IS BACK! West Brom look set to complete the signing of legend Shola Ameobi
“are trying to arrange a short-term deal to sign striker Shola Ameobi. 😂😂😂😂.
West Brom, Hull City, and Crystal Palace are all fighting over Shola Ameobi:. "You have him, no you have him, just tak…
Baggies closing in on striker: West Brom are said to have offered Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi a...
Hearing that could have won the race to sign Shola Ameobi
West Brom table contract offer to Shola Ameobi: West Bromwich Albion have made an offer to Former Newcastle Un...
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[News] West Bromwich Albion are reportedly offering Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi a deal with the club.
West Bromwich Albion make offer to free agent Shola Ameobi. Via
Joseph Yobo says he wants to be Nigeria coach. He's planning to get his badges. I think Shola Ameobi wants to be a coach too
Transfer Talks - 8th January, 2015 Manchester United will accelerate contract talks with David de Gea after agreeing an 18-month deal for Victor Valdes. (Daily Mail) Liverpool want Manchester City's James Milner, who's contract at the champions expires at the end of the season (The Times). Manchester United have bid for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels - only to be told that the German is not for sale (Daily Express). Tottenham Hotspur are leading the chase for Burnley striker Danny Ings. (Lancashire Telegraph) Arsenal have seen a £5million bid for Marcelo rejected. The 22-year-old Dinamo Zagreb midfielder is also being tracked by Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milanand Valencia (Daily Star). Shola Ameobi will not be re-signing for Newcastle United and will instead try to follow Steven Gerrard to the MLS. (Daily Mail) Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is set to leave Stamford Bridge once again in the summer. (Daily Star) Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is poised to wrap up his move to Scha ...
Januzaj scored against Sunderland so he must be class. . Just like Afonso Alves, Shola Ameobi, Franco di Santo, etc etc.
The new Stoke City forward will not play any part in the Super Eagles' double header against the Red Devils and Bafana Bafana next month African champions Nigeria have dropped Victor Moses from a list 23 players called up for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Congo and South Africa. The bulk of the team that played at the World Cup where the Super Eagles reached the second round remains with the exception of Moses who had a widely publicized falling out with the technical crew during the tournament in Brazil. Former captain Joseph Yobo who announced his retirement at end of the tournament is also no longer involved. Also dropped are Peter Odemwingie, Shola Ameobi, Reuben Gabriel, Ejike Uzoenyi, Michael Uchebo and Babatunde Michael. In their place, the Nigeria Football Federation called up Omatsone Aluko (Hull City), Joel Obi (Inter), Nosa Igiebor (Macabi Tel Aviv), Nnamdi Oduamadi (Varese), Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves) and Christian Osaguona (Enugu Rangers). No place . ...
My biggest dream is to see Tim Sherwood manage Crystal Palace and play Lord Bendtner, Shola Ameobi and Chamakh up top in a fluid 4-3-3
Shola Ameobi has signed a one-year contract with second-division Turkish club Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor.
what was the contribution of Shola Ameobi, Uchebo n Azeez? Eagles could have done better–Okocha
loyal hound. Shola Ameobi up there too Le. Although, think nufc finally let him go after 15 years of barn doors
It is over for all African team in ongoing World Cup tournament in Brazil. World Cup trophy has been a great challenges for Africans team since de onset of soccer game. we hv good African players whom hv contributed positively to their various club but come to national assignment, nting to offer. Check de life of Yaya Toure, Drogba,John Obi Mikel, Asamaoh Gyan, Samuel Etoo, Michael Essien, Alex Song, Victor Moses, Osaze, Boeteng, Muntari, Shola Ameobi, kolo Toure, Tiote, Andre Ayew etc, all from African continent dat hv good placement in their club side bt can nt deliver for their country in ongoing World Cup in Brazil, De Yaya Toure of all in Man City can nt offer anything in de tournament, vry sad!...John Obi Mikel is de Nigeria worst player in dz tournament as he is vry slow nd sluggish in his passings.Nigeria started experiences leakage from de midfield as our creative midfielder Onazi wz brougth down by Muitid of France in de second round stage against France, Mikel leave de wrk of midfield for him a ...
he’s playing with the equivalent of Shola Ameobi up front with Tom Cleverley behind him
Ameobi admits Nigeria rode their luck Shola Ameobi admitted Nigeria rode their luck at times as they beat World Cup debutants Bosnia-Hercegovina 1-0 in a crucial Group F encounter on Saturday. Peter Odemwingie's first half strike handed Nigeria their first win at a World Cup finals since 1998. The goal came just seven minutes after Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko had a goal incorrectly disallowed for offside. Nigeria also survived a late scare in injury time. Dzeko scuffed a shot which Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama deflected onto the post and away to safety. Ameobi conceded Nigeria needed a bit of luck. "We probably rode our luck a bit but it was all about getting the three points and getting the job done," Ameobi told BBC Sport. "In football you need a bit of that [luck] but kudos to the lads, they fought hard for this victory because Bosnia kept coming at us. We never doubted our own ability. "Credit is due to the coaching staff and our fans too for their support after a difficult first game against Iran ...
Shola Ameobi is playing in the World Cup but Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale aren't. Take a moment to let that sink in.
Shola Ameobi has more World Cup appearances than Gareth Bale... Ouch
Shola Ameobi is playing at a World Cup. Drink that in, as Gareth Bale and Zlatan Imbrahimovič sit at home.
Shola Ameobi on brother Sammy: "He's got a huge potential. He'll be great with hard work and dedication. To play for Nigeria is up to him.
Is that former Man City flop "Jo" coming on for Brazil??? What next, Shola Ameobi at the World Cu.oh!
Stephen Keshi has succeeded in bungling our chances of advancing to the second round by stubbornly refusing to take Ike Uche(who is clearly our best striker)to the World Cup and by also starting a terrible line-up keeping Osaze on the bench,and by making the worst substitution in the history of the World Cup,taking out Victor Moses and bringing on Shola Ameobi who has no business in our World Cup squad... It will take a "Miracle"to get past the first round as we now have to beat Bosnia and at worst draw against Argentina. But the truth is that when you draw against Iran in a group that includes Argentina, you don't need Nostradamus to tell you your days in Brazil are numbered!
Nija don suffer sef! Majority of the players in the Nigeria team are average players and bench warmers in their varrious clubs. Imagine Victor Moses, he left Chelsea for Liverpool on loan and could not give a good fight to common Raheem Sterling. He did not play any 90 min game last season Wao! Mikel Obi was voted Chelsea worst player last season and surprising many people tagged him as Nigeria best. He was relegated to the bench following Jose Mourinho's return to standford bridge. Many have asked what the *** he is still waiting for at Chelsea if really he values his football career. ooo! Shola Ameobi is another palava. Someone who refused to commit himself to Nigeria when he was needed instead opted for England who later dumped him, only for him to see same Nigeria as a root to taste International football at the highest level. What was his performance for Newcastle last season that makes him deserve merit to represent Nigeria? When we have Ikechuckwu Uche doing well for Villareal of Spain. Na wao! Wh ...
This group of is actually rubbish! Shola Ameobi? *spit* compare to Rashidi Yekini? There were players like JJ Okocha, Steven Keshi, Sunday Oliseh... Quality players not this bunch of Sunday League Stars *spit*
Ahmed Musa's brain has to be reset back to BRAIN FACTORY SETTING,Victor Moses has to loose his hair b4 he can work well(WERE WA LO RIE ),Shola Ameobi has to be informed dat d pitch grass is not LETTUCE dey use in SALAD dat he should stop going down to eat d grass.Eminike has to stop eating AKPO for him to tink right,Mikel Obi case is a sorry case(bench warmer) while d big boss himself needs to take APORO EPA IJEBU to clear him of all his brain sickness.Untill den we can move forward
Eagles took us through a night of horor with a bitter meal for dinner. Enyiama was SUPER in goal as always. Ambrose Efe was overambitious. The central defence was stable. Onazi was a shadow of himself. MIKEL took responsibility but failed to do more than enough. What happened to Victor Moses? Ahmed Musa's ZERO football sense is a nightmire. Emeneke flopped like *** Shola Ameobi imposed his presence. OSAZE brought Class and SPARK into the game. The team should be built on OSAZE...He's skills and onfield maturity can be trusted.
Bloody ridiculous this is, no wonder Nigeria are struggling against a bunch of nobodies! They take Shola Ameobi to the World Cup and leave Taribo West, Sunday Oliseh, JayJay Okocha, Celestine Babayaro and Nwankwo kanu at home! Sort it out!
Shola Ameobi is not good enough to polish Nwankwo Kanu's boots. Or Daniel Amokachi's. Or Rachidi Yekini's. Or AN Other's.
Instead of watching Zlatan Ibrahimovic & Christian Eriksen, we've got to watch the likes of Shola Ameobi & an out of form Victor Moses.
I think Shola Ameobi is in the same league as Emile Heskey!
Obabona out Yobo in, Victor Moses out Shola Ameobi in and finally Ramon Azeez out and Odewenge in, subtitution exhusted still 20 mins to go and magic ?
IK Uche, Nosa Igiebor, Brown Ideye, Sunday Mba...instead we got Shola Ameobi (who can't hold down a starting shirt in his club), Ramon Azeez, Micheal Uchebo and Ruben Gabriel...hope we don't rue this selection.
This match will soon improve, the prolific Shola Ameobi has just come on!! Is there an Iranian Andy Carroll and it will be a goalfest!!
51' - Second Substitution for Nigeria - Newcastle (Kogi-born) forward Shola Ameobi comes on for Victor Moses at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.
Shola Ameobi has now played as many World Cup games as Kevin Keegan.
52: Shola Ameobi will come on for his World Cup debut. Victor Moses has been sacrificed and the Super Eagles have switched to a 4-4-2 system.
We should have taken Pastor Adeboye instead of Shola Ameobi
Michael Babatunde scored a total of 4 goals in 4 seasons in Ukraine and he is going to brazil, Shola Ameobi scored a total of 5 goals in the last 3 EPL seasons and he is going to the World Cup, Obafemi Martins scored 8 goals in 15matches in the MLS only This season and he is not going to the word cup, IK uche scored 14 goals in 19 la liga matches this season and he was not invited at all... So how do we expect to win the World Cup when majority of our strikers and wingers have poor goal records?
If Nigeria was hoping to build some momentum heading toward the World Cup, it’s final two preparation matches before Brazil didn’t do much to send the African champion off in style. Just four days after settling for a 0-0 tie against Greece, Nigeria created few chances and showed little substance in dropping a 2-1 decision to the United States. Only a late Victor Moses penalty kick, which came after the U.S. had inserted several substitutes, helped keep the Super Eagles from riding to Brazil on a pair of goal-less games. Stephen Keshi mixed things up with his lineup against the Americans, no doubt in part because of the somewhat short turnaround time between the Greece match and USA match. Emmanuel Emineke was left on the bench, with Shola Ameobi handed a start, while Ahmed Musa sat out with an injury. The result was a performance that saw little in the way of creativity or offensive cohesion, and far to often devolved into repeated attempts by Moses to take an organized U.S. defense on by himself. Th ...
In the midst of all the gloom, a vital fact has snuck away unnoticed: the Super Eagles actually played quite well for the opening quarter of an hour. There was better ball retention in midfield, and this was a consequence of Keshi finally playing a proper 4-3-3. The inclusion of Ramon Azeez meant there was an extra pair of legs in midfield, and he rotated well with John Obi Mikel and Onazi. In possession, they were composed but as the half wore on they found it harder to play the ball forward due to the static Shola Ameobi. This led to a greater amount of turn-overs. Once the ball was lost, the problem of the system became apparent. There was a tremendous amount of looseness when the United States transitioned from defence to attack. In this regard, blame must be laid at the feet of both Keshi and Mikel. The former’s insistence on playing Onazi in the anchor role is puzzling and concedes space in front of the defence; the latter’s failure to marshal the midfield gives the lie to those who have trumpet ...
My dear Stephen Keshi! It is yet again that period when I am always compelled to write you a letter. This time, the importance of the letter cannot be over emphasized. This is because you and your lads, the Super Eagles, will be representing the country and in deed Africa at the World Cup in Brazil. You are already aware that the competition kicks off in about 3 days. As Nigerians, we are very much concerned and nervous. I will explain the reasons why we are scared to our bones at this time. Some of us believe that your choice of players that will represent the country was less than professional. Personally, I believe that some folks who eventually made your World Cup squad have no business being in that team. The inclusion of Joseph Yobo and Shola Ameobi has been seriously questioned by analysts. You forgave Osaze Odewingie and refused to extend such gesture to Ike Uche, a striker of known high quality. Who is a Shola Ameobi when Ike Uche is available? However, you are the boss and the buck stops at your ...
THOSE OF YOU THAT DIDN'T WATCH NIGERIA FRIENDLY AGAINST USA, HERE IS THE MATCH REPORT: African champions, Nigeria, will head into the Fifa World Cup in Brazil with a loss in their last warm-up match against the United States. The Super Eagles suffered a 1-2 loss to the Americans at the Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida early this morning. The Super Eagles had earlier posted unconvincing draws in their two previous pre-World Cup friendly matches, ending it 2-2 against Scotland penultimate Wednesday in London and goalless against Greece last Wednesday in Philadelphia, USA. Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi started with two changes from the game against Greece in his team’s defence with Joseph Yobo and Juwon Oshaniwa filling in for injured duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Elderson Echiejile, who has now been ruled out of the World Cup. The African champions created the first attacking threat when John Obi Mikel’s long ball over the top was picked up by Shola Ameobi, whose attempt to pass to Osaze Odemwing ...
Sunderland’s Jozy Altidore scored a brace in each half, as the USA beat Nigeria 2-1 in a friendly played in Jacksonville on Saturday night. Stephen Keshi started with Shola Ameobi upfront and Juwon Oshaniwa came in for the injured Echiejile at left-back. Although the Super Eagles started...
Super Eagles! I hope what I saw last night was a deliberate five-a-side we used to play at "Ogbo azu" play ground. When Will Victor Moses mature. Modern football, if you mesmerize opponents five times and lose the ball three times, you are a failure. Modern football, a quality player does not lose the ball more than three times in the entire match. Then Mikel! I just hope that you were trying to avoid injury else, next season you will be playing for Notts County. Yobo! Well we know why Keshi field you..1. to show Nigerians that your better days are over . 2. to help you reach that 100matches record in your career. Onazi, well done. Shola Ameobi, no be your fault, when dem no fit make single cross make you head, instead they are playing tiki taka wen dem never practice before. Oshaniwa, God go help ooo as Elderson Echiejile don dabaru our World Cup with injury. Osaze, you are the man, no get injury abeg. Emenike, father father. Keshi!!! I no fit teach you your job, but make I just take am say, ...
I hate to be pessimistic! I'm allergic to it but, going by the lackluster performances our national Senior football team - the Super Eagles, I begin to wonder the 'superlity' in these Eagles really. Granted they may have been adviced to tread carefully to avoid further injuries, but, is the United States team not going to the same mundial too? This performance is one of their worst ever. I am beginning to feel indifferent about the team really! Victor Moses has lost the sense of final ball, Mikel Obi is more confused than Nigeria itself, while Ogenyi Onazi's frailties was exposed in the absence of Kenneth Omeruoh, Joseph Yobo is a finished product, while Shola Ameobi has not justified his inclusion. And, if these are not up and doing, what becomes of Nigeria's chances in Brazil? I'm not regretting seeing the game sha! God help us
Naija may pay for the injury to Echiejile. Yobo and Oshaniwa are so useless. Plus, I still maintain that Sone Aluko, Ik Uche and Victor Olaitan would have contributed more than Michael Babatunde, Shola Ameobi and Ramon Azeez. I just hope Keshi manages to ensure that his selection delivers at the end of the day...if not am recommending Sunday Oliseh straight away.
What have Steven Keshi done yo this country by picking Efe Ambrose and Shola Ameobi so one talk to me please am going crazy.
Lille custodian Vincent Enyeama will be in between the pipes, just as he did in the last friendly against Greece, for the Super Eagles last warm-up game against United States in Florida this evening. Providing cover for him at defense are skipper Joseph Yobo, Godfrey Oboabona, Juwon Oshaniwa and Efe Ambrose. John Obi Mikel (Chelsea), Eddy Onazi (Lazio) and Ramon Azeez (Almeria) start in midfield while England based trio Peter Odemwingie, Shola Ameobi and Victor Moses will lead the front-line. Kenneth Omeruo and Ahmed Musa are being rested for this match after suffering knocks while Elderson Echiejile has a muscle complaint and will not feature. Nigeria : Enyeama, Efe, Oshaniwa, Yobo, Oboabona; Onazi, Mikel, Azeez; Odemwingie, Ameobi, Moses
Gee! Breaking News: Ejike Uzoenyi back in the Super Eagles squad for the World Cup. Out goes Elderson Echiejile due to injury and in comes the petite, nifty Ejike Uzoenyi. Echiejile will be indescribably crestfallen at missing out to injury while Uzoenyi who cried after been axed initially from the team will be ecstatic at his recall. If Fate has smiled on you in life, Nothing, I repeat, Nothing can impede you from reaching the top. My Heart goes out to Elderson at this setback, we would have preferred if Babatunde or Ameobi copped this injury. I will keep a close Eye on Shola Ameobi tonight in the friendly against the US to see if he changes my perception of him. Soar Ejike Uzoenyi. You are made for the TOP
Fifa Confirms Super Eagles Numbers For World Cup Fifa has confirmed that the squad lists for this year’s World Cup have officially been documented and shirt numbers have also been confirmed for the 32 teams that qualified for this year’s event. Participating nations had earlier submitted provisional lists of players they intend to take to the tourney and Nigeria, alongside other Nations, were able to beat the June 2 deadline set by the football ruling body. The Super Eagles’ final 23 have now been allocated their jersey number that they would wear at the tournament that starts in less than a week’s time. John Mikel Obi will retain his number 10 on his jersey as he looks to be the creative force in midfield for Nigeria as Vincent Enyeama will wear the number 1 jersey. Shola Ameobi will wear the last squad number (23) while Joseph Yobo, who just returned to the team, will wear his usual number 2 on his shirt. Reserve goalkeepers Austin Ejide and Chigozie Agbim will wear numbers 16 and 21 respectivel ...
Exclusive - names Nigeria final 23-man squad for 2014 in Keshi Super Eagles head Coach has named his final 23-man cut ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The reigning African champions will be making their fifth FIFA World Cup appearance this year in South America having been housed together with Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina in Group F. Experienced captain, Joseph Yobo was named alongside 22 others that also included golden boot winner of the 2013 AFCON, Emmanuel Emenike, 2014 Marc Vivian Foe award recipient for the best African player in Ligue 1, Vincent Enyeama and rejuvenated Stoke City forward, Osaze Odemwingie and are expected to lead the wards to glory in Brazil. Newcastle United forward Shola Ameobi, Chelsea’s trio of Victor Moses, Kenneth Omeruo and John Obi Mikel alongside Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike, Rizespor defender Godfrey Oboabona, Sunshine Stars Kunle Odunlami, Gombe United Chigozie Agbim, and Almeria midfielder Ramon Azeez will all be making their World Cup deb ...
At what point does having Shola Ameobi & Uche Nwofor in the squad become preferable to having Ikechukwu Uche? No sense.
Newcastle United are weighing up an £8m swoop for Leeds United hotshot Ross McCormack. The Magpies are desperate to add to their strikeforce this summer, and have targeted McCormack as potential option. The 27-year-old finished last season as the Championship’s leading scorer with 29 goals after the best campaign of his career. But he is keen to try his hand in the Premier League, and is understood to have told Leeds that he wants to leave after being unhappy with the Yorkshire club’s treatment of former manager Brian McDermott, who was sacked last month. West Ham United, Celtic and Leicester have been linked with the Scotland international, who is under contract until 2017. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew wants to keep a British feel to his squad’s recruitment this summer, and has been linked with moves for English internationals Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Micah Richards. But it is in attack that United’s need is most pressing, with Loic Remy, Luuk de Jong and Shola Ameobi not returning to th ...
Keshi drops Obi and Igiebor as he names his 23-man World Cup squad their third World Cup are goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide. Nigeria's most well-known player Mikel Obi, will only be attending his first finals after the Eagles narrowly missed qualifying for Germany 2006 and he was omitted from South Africa 2010 due to injury. Elderson Echiejile and Osaze Odemwingie, who were also in South Africa four years ago, make the cut again. Other big names in the squad include 2013 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer, Emmanuel Emenike, Victor Moses and Shola Ameobi. A few of the surprise inclusions include Uche Nwofor, Michael Babatunde and Reuben Gabriel. Full squad Goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama (Lille, France) Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Israel) Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United, Nigeria) Defenders Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria) Efe Ambrose (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland) Elderson Echiejile (Monaco, France) Juwon Oshaniwa (FC Ashdod, Israel) Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor, Turkey) Azubuike Egwuekwe (Wa ...
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.
Reuben Gabriel!!! I sincerely don't understand what the guy is doing in Super Eagles squad, He was sacked in Kilmarnock Russia, rejected in Russian lower division club, Tottenham found nothing in him, presently in Belgian league bt hasn't played a game. Dropping Nosa Igiebor, Sunday Mba, Joel Obi for him means something is wrong somewhere. Modern football is worn in midfield n yet we have only 5 midfielders n 7 attackers. Let's see how many goals our attackers will score especially, Shola Ameobi n babatunde. I wish them Good luck n wonderful outing.
“Forwards: Emmanuel Emenike, Shola Ameobi, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofor, Osaze; where did u get your list from!!
Shola Ameobi has been named in more 2014 World Cup squads than Falcao, Zlatan, Samir Nasri, Landon Donovan, and Pele COMB…
Coach Stephen Keshi has released his 23 man selection for the World Cup kicking off in nine days time and some of the names on his roster really leaves me and most football pundits deflated and stunned. Please, who are the Godfathers of Shola Ameobi, Michael Babatunde and Reuben Gabriel? For crying out loud, Michael Babatunde cannot even trap a Ball! Kai! The Guy was tried out at the Confederations Cup last year and was a colossal disaster and was forgotten completely for one year only for Keshi to sneak him back in when we thought Babatunde had been confined to the bins of history. Then Shola Ameobi, is that one a Striker? a striker who has only scored 33 Goals in the past 7 years should be working as a banker in one of our Banks back home. Let me break it down for us so we can understand, he has an average of about 5 to 6 goals a year yet Keshi thinks him good enough for Brazil. Even the English legendary defender John Terry has a better Goals ratio. Haba Keshi! Na wa O! What is it with you and Shola? A ...
Keshi is out of His mind. Shola Ameobi, Babatunde Michael and Michael Uchebo in the squad. The squad is a joke!
I care o , because of Osaze Odemwingie . And i dont want Shola Ameobi in the team
BREAKING NEWS-Bokoharam insist that SuperEagles must lift the worldcup in Brazil before they could release the abducted girls.Up Eagles.So it is now ''Stephen Keshi bring back our girls''.Its a good news,at least the highest in form striker in England,Shola Ameobi will help us achieve that aim.Wosky Nigerians.
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, 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 ...
Why invite Ahmed Musa nd Shola Ameobi who re limited in options wen its com to tactical changes wen Ideye nd IK uche can both play as a supporting or main strikers ,even plays deep infront of goals in a diamond formation or as a play maker in a tic tac tactics wit John Obi Mikel playing d holding role Coach Stephen Keshi do somtin nd invite Ideye nd IK uche No shere kabia
Ameobi highlight Eagles’ resilience: Newcastle United and Super Eagles striker Shola Ameobi has underscore the...
Judging from tonight's performance, if I see Shola Ameobi near the Nigerian Flight to Brazil, Eziokwum, I will flog him out of that plane. Joel Obi too is still match rusty and shouldnt go to Brazil, Michael Babatunde is not a Super Eagles material and Odunlami I suppose has been ruled out by injury. That is 4 out of the 30 man provisonal list, Keshi should then remove 3 more and we have our final 23 for World Cup.
My sources tell me Athletico Madrid are targeting Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi as a potential replacement for…
deadly strike force ;). Sign the mighty Shola Ameobi on a free!
People are talking as if Bobby Zamora is suddenly a world beater! Ha! Shola Ameobi is ten times better!
THE SUN Chelsea are bracing themselves for a second mega swoop from Paris Saint-Germain as the French giants have launched another bid to grab Eden Hazard. Patrice Evra has given Louis van Gaal a massive boost by agreeing to stay at Manchester United next season. Hull lead the chase to sign Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi. West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has admitted he was to blame for the club's nightmare season. We Hoolahan has handed in another transfer request - just 24 hours after the club appointed Neil Adams as manager. Costel Pantilimon will leave Manchester City on a quest for first-team football. DAILY MIRROR Liverpool fear Luis Suarez will be rushed back too quickly from knee surgery by Uruguay. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will kick-start his search for a new boss this weekend - once the result of the Champions League final is known. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ordered his scouts to keep tabs on Schalke's Japan international right-back Atsuto Uchida. Atletico Madrid's Juanfran is also ...
Shola Ameobi's Newcastle career comes to an end. Shola Ameobi's tenure as a Newcatle United player came to an...
Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi set to leave after 14 years at the club: Source: www.theguardian.c...
Shola Ameobi to leave Newcastle United after 14 years at the Magpies.
Shola Ameobi's Newcastle United career is over after more than 14 years
Hull City lead the chase to sign Nigeria striker Shola Ameobi who has been released by Newcastle United. (The Sun)
Newcastle United have confirmed that Shola Ameobi's 14-year stint with the club has come to an end.
HOLD THE PHONE. Shola Ameobi has been released by Newcastle United. (Source: Sky Sports)
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List of PL players released by their club makes interesting reading. Who knew Shola Ameobi's first name is actually Foluwashola?
Riots have broken out around St James' Park in Newcastle has news breaks that Shola Ameobi has been released from Newcastle United. The Nigerian Centre-Forward has been the sides best striker for over 10 years at the club.
Kogi State-Born Nigerian striker Shola Ameobi will leave Newcastle United this summer after 14 years with Magpies..
Newcastle United have realised Shola Ameobi, the board really have lost it!
We are totally safe now! Newcastle United confirm Shola Ameobi will leave the club this summer after 14 years with the club. The 32-year-old made 397 appearances and scored 16 goals, most of them against Sunderland! Ha Ha
Shola Ameobi has left Newcastle United after 14 years of service, 397 appearances and 79 goals Shola Ameobi
END OF THE DISCUSSION: Ameobi leaves Newcastle after 14 years Shola Ameobi will bring an end to 14 years of playing at Newcastle this summer after he was not offered a new contract. Loan pair Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong will also return to their respective parent clubs Queens Park Rangers and Borussia Monchengladbach. It means the Toon Army are left with only one recognised senior striker, Papiss Cisse, who is out with a knee injury and could miss the start of next season. Ameobi came through the ranks on Tyneside before making his debut in September 2000. However, he struggled to ever hold down a regular spot at St James' Park, making 397 appearances and scoring 79 goals in total. Seven of those came against Sunderland in Tyne-Wear derby fixtures while the 32-year-old also famously scored in the Champions League against Barcelona at the Camp Nou in December 2002. Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said: "I have to make a special mention of Shola Ameobi, who has been an incredible servant to Newcastle Un ...
Such a sad day for Newcastle United.Shola Ameobi has officially left the club :-(!
Really hope Shola Ameobi retains his links with Newcastle United and eventually, if he want it, gets offered some sort of role with the club in a ambassadorial or back-room capacity. I don't know of any player at any club with stronger ties to the club they've played for.
You may laugh at Shola Ameobi going to the World Cup, but Jozy Altidore? Really? Ahead of Landon Donovan?
Today's big transfer headlines: Patrice Evra is currently in talks with Juventus over a possible two-year deal, according to the Daily Mail. James Milner is set to quit Manchester City in the hope of getting regular first team football, with Everton and Tottenham Hotspur both interested. Thibaut Courtois does not know what his future golds as he waits to find out what plans Chelsea have for him. Liverpool are trying to seal a £10million deal for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. Didier Drogba could be set for a sensational return to former club Chelsea after confirming that he will be leaving Galatasaray. Steve Bruce could land Seb Larsson and Shola Ameobi to boost his Hull squad for their first-ever European campaign. Manchester United have joined Manchester City in the race to sign Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna. The Frenchman is leaving The Gunners this season on a free transfer. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking to sign Toulouse's 21-year-old full-back Serge Aurier as a replacement for Sa ...
LONDON EVENING STANDARD Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard remains the top target of big-spending French champions Paris Saint- Germain, who are willing to pay £50m. Theo Walcott believes Arsenal are ready to dominate English football again after winning the FA Cup. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Manchester United could be eyeing a move for young Feyenoord playmaker Jordy Clasie. Stretford End Flags confirmed that the banner to replace the Chosen One sign will not feature the next manager. LIVERPOOL ECHO Liverpool are interested in signing Dejan Lovren this summer - but are yet to table a formal offer for the Southampton defender. Jordan Ibe says he intends to use the example shown by Raheem Sterling as he looks to establish himself in Liverpool's first team. NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE Hull boss Steve Bruce wants Shola Ameobi to bolster his squad for next season when the Tigers cope with the challenge a Europa League campaign. Santiago Vergini could find out this week whether Sunderland intend to exercise their option to b ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Atletico Madrid's on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, still does not know whether he will return to Chelsea and challenge Petr Cech for a starting place next season. Full story: talkSPORT England midfielder James Milner, 28, is ready to quit Manchester City in a bid to get more first- team football, with both Everton and Tottenham interested in signing him. Full story: Metro Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi, 32, and Sunderland's Seb Larsson, 28, are both on Hull's summer wish list ahead of their debut in the Europa League. Full story: Daily Mirror OTHER GOSSIP Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will sign a new three-year £7.5m-a-year contract at the Emirates and be given £100m transfer kitty. Full story: the Telegraph Louis van Gaal will have the Manchester United stars on a tight leash if he arrives at Old Trafford, according to Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan. Full story: talkSPORT Paul Lambert is set to remain as manager of Aston Villa, despite owner Randy Lerner putting the clu ...
League 2: Monday's gossip column - Arsene Wenger to have £100m to spend, Hull want Shola Ameobi, James Milner is...
Manchester City, Everton and Tottenham are locked in a battle for Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike, who has previously been linked with Liverpool and Chelsea. Shola Ameobi has turned down a one-year extension to stay with Newcastle United and he is set to leave this summer. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes the £20m signing of Porto's Brazilian midfielder Fernando, 26, will be key to the club's Champions League challenge next season. Pellegrini also wants Porto's French defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, and could sell Matija Nastasic and Javi Garcia to boost his transfer funds. Liverpool are set to offer £18m for Barcelona's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 25. Sunderland may try to make their loan deal with Liverpool for Fabio Borini permanent if the Reds are able to land Sanchez. Sacked Spurs boss Tim Sherwood, 45, is on Southampton's shortlist of candidates as they prepare for life after Mauricio Pochettino, who is favourite to replace Sherwood at White Hart Lane. Sunderland boss Gus Po ...
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6=. Newcastle United - 6 players - Shola Ameobi (Nigeria), Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko (Both France), Curtis Good (Australia), Tim Krul (Netherlands) Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast). Alan Pardew's job as manager is safe for a little while longer and whilst the Magpies have a reputation of being full of Frenchman, only two are included in this list.
I introduce our replacement for Tim Krul. Ladies and Gentlemen.Shola Ameobi! (Complete with full keeper strip)
Transfer News & Stories Inter president Erick Thohir is on his way to England to hold talks with Blackpool winger Tom Ince, who has been on loan at Crystal Palace in 2014. The 22-year-old could be available for £155,000. Manchester United are confident of sealing a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels. The German is a long-term target of the club, who hope he can fill the void left by the departing Rio Ferdinand. Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood and chairman Daniel Levy will hold a meeting on Tuesday, with the former Blackburn midfielder to be sacked as manager. Mauricio Pochettino is Levy's preference to replace Sherwood. Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is planning to raid relegated Norwich for goalkeeper John Ruddy, 27, who is on standby for England's World Cup squad. Real Valladolid striker Javi Guerra, 32, will join Cardiff City next season despite their relegation to the Championship, says boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Strikers Luuk de Jong, 23, and Shola Ameobi, 32, are among seven play ...
Osaze in keshi's 30 man squad Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie and Newcastle forward Shola Ameobi are in Nigeria's provisional 30-man World Cup squad for Brazil 2014. Odemwingie has been recalled to the Super Eagles after ending his feud with coach Stephen Keshi. The pair fell out after Odemwingie was omitted from Keshi's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad. Odemwingie, 32, last played for Nigeria in a goalless draw against Rwanda in February 2012. He told BBC Sport: "I made mistakes in the past but I've put all that behind me 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." Also handed a recall is captain Joseph Yobo, 33, who has not played for Nigeria since they won the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa last year. John Mikel Obi of Chelsea and Liverpool's Victor Moses lead a cast of 19 returning players from the Nations Cup squad despite both struggling for first-team footb ...
I dare you to find me a better moment in the season than Shola Ameobi calling Phil Dowd a 'fat dwarfy mong' in his final NUF…
Shola Ameobi was sent off against Liverpool today for calling Phil Dowd a 'fat dwarfey mong'..
Nigeria picked Shola Ameobi and Peter Odemwingie to go to the World Cup over Obafemi Martins...
Kenneth Omeruo, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, Joseph Yobo, Peter Odemwingie and Shola Ameobi have been included in Nigeria's WC Prem squad
Ben Arfa is so good, Shola Ameobi, our worst player, has the same amount of goals this season./mrtoon
The Journal are reporting a huge clear out this summer. James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic and Gael Bigirimana are three of our younger players said to be leaving the club, Steven Taylor is also likely to leave, with other players like Dan Gosling, Shola Ameobi, Romain Amalfitano, Gabby Obertan, Jonas Gutierrez, Sylvain Marveaux and Ben Arfa are almost certainly set to leave in the summer.
If you list Gabriel Reuben, Babatunde Micheal, Nnamdi Oduamadi and Shola Ameobi as part of 35 man provisional list..without including Ik Uche and Uche Kalu, i must say Stephen Keshi should watch it!
Alan Pardew admitted that he was bruised by the orchestrated protest against him and the Newcastle United regime amid the victory against Cardiff City on Saturday – but promised that he and his side will improve next season. A planned walk-out by supporters took place on the 60 and 69-minute mark of Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Bluebirds, a victory that relegated Cardiff to the Championship and ended Newcastle’s losing run, which had threatened to stretch into a seventh game before goals from Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Steven Taylor got a much-needed victory in the final home game of the campaign. Before the walk-outs, there were several banners unfurled protesting against Pardew and owner Mike Ashley, while chants against the regime rang out for much of the first half. Pardew accepted that the run of results before Saturday was a let-down for the supporters, and promised to face the problems within the club head-on in the summer. “Over the last six games we’ve not been as competitive, anywhere ...
Emile Heskey or Shola Ameobi for World Cup golden boot. what odds have you got for them?
Na cry cry go full for London and Cardiff as dia teams Fulham and Cardiff City don relegate comot from England Premier League. Fulham, wey don tey reach 13 years for Premier League don end be dat as Stoke City hama dem 4-1 and Cardiff own no different as Newcastle finish dem 3-kondo. Naija pikin Osaze Odemwingie fes clear road for Stoke for de 39 minut of de match for Britannia Stadium afta Stephen Ireland shot hit bar. Marko Arnautoviv come make am 2- kondo as secon haf enta bifor Ousamma Assaidi and Jonathan Walters come add dia own gols join to make am four as Kieran Richardson bin get one for Fulham. Our own pesin Shola Ameobi wey dey play for Newcastle score de fes gol as dem waya Cardiff 3-0 . Loic Remy and Steven Taylor score too as Cardiff go begin dey pak dia tins to waka enta Championship. De big tori dis weekend na say Sunderland, wey don catch beta form enta Old Trafford go beat Manchester United 1-0 wit beta gol wey Sebastian Larsson score. Ryan Giggs don lose hin fes match be dat as Sunderla ...
Osaze Odemwingie & Shola Ameobi's goals relegate Cardiff City & Fulham to the English Championship
Osaze Odemwingie and Shola Ameobi on target for clubs.
Our own shines in EPL this weekend: Peter Osaze Odemwingie and Shola Ameobi...Naija is proud
More selection headache for Keshi as both Osaze Odemwingie and Shola Ameobi are on target for their clubs in d 1st half
Shola Ameobi gives Newcastle United the lead against Cardiff City, Maybe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should've brung his boots with him...
Anyone who has Stewart Downing and Shola Ameobi in their fantasy football team, we salute you.
Alan Pardew has tipped vastly experienced Nigerian Forward, Shola Ameobi of Newcastle to be a future Manager in Footbal…
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has hinted Shola Ameobi could have a future as a coach or manager
Dear Stephen Keshi, Compliment of the season. Recently, Manchester United kicked out their manager David Moyes for failing to deliver. However, you have delivered already but many Nigerians are expecting a wow in Brazil. There is every possibility that a disgrace will turn most persons against you demanding your marching order just as Moyes. After both critical look and reasoning, we your fans and Super Eagles' have decided to pre-informed you that life in Brazil would be knotty with the inclusion of Brown Ideye, Obafemi Martins, Shola Ameobi and Victor Anichebe to the squad. However, a repented Osaze Odemwingie could spice up your team to Brazil. We wish you take this advice serious while picking your men. Goodluck but no Sambo 'cos Samba boys may think otherwise. Yours Fans Naija die-hard supporters Invinvible Super Eagles carry go!
Well done Newcastle United.. Our worst run for 27 years!!! Let's keep this up and continue to be raped by everyone that plays us.. One goal in 6 games that's awesome along with losing our last 6 games in a row.. Oh we have a FIFA BALLON D'OR team here.. Mike Ashley deserves a knighthood at what's going on at our club, that's the root of our problem, all he has achieved for us recently is financial stability which I know has been extremely tough however everything else he's tried to do he's failed at.. And one more thing I hope Hatem Ben Arfa & David Santon leave us because they're too good to be at Newcastle right now. Remy go back to QPR, Cisse you should consider a career change because your pissing me off constantly even when your on the bench.. Shola Ameobi for the love of god please retire or open a chip shop!!! You've been a bloody striker for us since 2000 when you broke into the senior team and u have only scored 52 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals in one season than your whole blood ...
The London Tube strikes more than Shola Ameobi. Just saying like.
Shola Ameobi calls on Newcastle bosses to 'put right' the 'limited resources' in Alan Pardew's United squad
Unbelievable that the likes of Shola Ameobi and Tom Cleverley could be at the World Cup in Brazil whilst Gareth Bale sits at home! Crimes against football.
Shola Ameobi has hit out a Newcastle United chiefs for leaving the club running on “limited resources”
Naija players abroad Denmark (Superliga) Sylvester Igboun scored his seventh league goal of the season to help FC Midtjylland beat Randers 3-0 at the AutoC Park. Hassan Rilwan also played his part in the win for the visitors. Fanendo Adi replaced Rurik Gíslason in stoppage time but his efforts in the limited time on the pitch he had to strut his stuff counted for nothing as FC København’s lost 1-2 to Aalborg at Nordjyske Arena. England (Barclays English Premier League) John Obi Mikel has found first-team opportunities difficult to come by since Serbian midfielder, Nemanja Matic joined Chelsea in January. Mikel was an unused substitute as Chelsea lost 0-1 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to potentially damage their chances of winning the title at the end of the season. Shola Ameobi was an unused substitute for Newcastle as the Magpies suffered the humiliation of a 0-4 reverse in the hands of Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium. Ameobi has not scored a single league goal this season. When Peter Od ...
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Mexico vs Nigeria 0-0 some Premier League players made it to the Nigeria squad such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Shola Ameobi
Shola Ameobi's double for v Bayer Leverkusen on this day in 2003
Just want to see a Royal Rumble match with Shola Ameobi targeted as the generic big guy who's eliminated by 8 people teaming up lol.
Kogi state born Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has stated that the club is focused on the task at hand ...
Latest news Newcastle´s off-field changes will not distract Ameobi United's players are not letting off-field changes distract them from their preparations to face says Shola Ameobi. Wenger wants Arsenal to ´dominate´ Liverpool Arsene Wenger has called on his side to "dominate" in their Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday. New York City will have pick of Manchester City youngsters youngsters will have the opportunity to play for New York City once the MLS franchise is up and running. Illness has matured Darren Fletcher midfielder Darren Fletcher has revealed being sidelined through illness has made him mature both on and off the pitch. Neymar row will not force me out - Bartomeu president Josep Maria Bartomeu will not resign even if he is implicated in the lawsuit surrounding Neymar's move to the club. Suarez hopes for ´enormous´ Arsenal win talisman Luis Suarez believes victory over league leaders on Saturday would be an "enormous" boost to the squad.
all weekend stats Newcastle United 0 Sunderland 3 Sammy and Shola Ameobi started together in the Premier League for the first time. Fabio Borini has now scored three and assisted one in three Premier League appearances against Newcastle United. Adam Johnson made his 200th Premier League appearance in this match. Adam Johnson has now scored (6) or assisted (2) eight Premier League goals in 2014; more than any other player this year. The former Manchester City winger has now scored seven PL goals this term, his best ever record in a single season. Sunderland have scored 3+ goals in consecutive league games at Newcastle for the first time since 1919. The Black Cats are now unbeaten in the last five Premier League Tyne-Wear derbies (W3 D2). Sunderland are unbeaten in their last six Premier League away games (W3 D3); no side is currently on a longer away run in the top-flight. Sunderland won three successive league games against Newcastle United for the first time since 1923. Newcastle have lost three successi ...
Shola Ameobi leads line for Luuk de Jong set to make his debut off the bench.
Newcastle Boss Hails Ameobi Jnr -Big Brother, Shola Also Plays Newcastle United youngster, Sammy Ameobi has won accolades from The Magpies coach, Alan Pardew, after the attacker found playing time alongside his older brother, Shola Ameobi in a goalless draw with Norwich City in an English Premiership game on Tuesday night. Sammy was handed a rare start against the Canaries, while Shola had to settle for a place on the bench, and the younger of the Ameobi brothers saw 87 minutes of action. Sammy put up an impressive performance for the visitors before he was taken off for Massadio Haidara. While Shola came on for injured Hatem Ben Arfa in the 75th minute. In response, Pardew hailed the performance of Sammy after the game and said: "We were terrific tonight. Hatem [Ben Arfa] and Sammy [Ameobi] were terrific. "We hit the woodwork three or four times. I can't remember the last time we created so many chances and did not score away from home. We defended well and I'm very proud of the performance."
So far these are all the outs of my club- ryan taylor sold fullham 1,700,000 Massadio Haidara loaned to leicester Papiss demba cisse sold parma 9.5 mil Shola Ameobi sold to stoke 1.1 and cabaye in part of a cash + player deal
Newcastle make a double change. Shola Ameobi and Loic Remy replace Papiss Cisse and Moussa Sissoko
West Brom 1-0 NEWCASTLE: Ameobi fails to lift Magpies. Super Eagles and Newcastle forward, Shola Ameobi was in...
As Brazil 2014 draws ever closer, B3 Sports Cafe takes a look at how top Nigeria players are faring at their overseas clubs over the weekend: Emmanuel Emenike: The 2013 AFCON top scorer netted his eighth goal in the league as he helped Fenerbahce beat Kayserispor 5-1. He was on from start to finish and he scored his side's fourth goal in the 70th minute. His club are now eight points clear of champions and closest rivals Galatasaray. Mikel Obi: He was a 46th-minute substitute for Frank Lampard as Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Manager Jose Mourinho said he rested him after he started Chelsea’s last two games and also because he has flu. Victor Moses: He did not play against his original club Chelsea for Liverpool because of the terms of his loan deal. Shola Ameobi: He saw 16 minutes of action for Newcastle United in a game they lost 1-0 at home to league leaders Arsenal. Again he worked hard upfront, but he and his team got nothing from this match. Efe Ambrose: The utility defender was o ...
My brothers just told me they always thought I looked like Calvin Johnson, Terrell Owens, and Shola Ameobi.
Dear shola ameobi I know you'll play against my team tomorrow, pls do me a favor and not score cos we need all 3pts to remain at the top. We're brothers aint we?
Clearly tells you why you need a shola ameobi on the bench!
How bad is Altidore? Shola Ameobi is actually a more effective footballer.
“Shola Ameobi v Stoke - Dec 26th 2013 who strikes like that?! What a muppet!
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