Stephen Keshi & Efe Ambrose

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (born January 31, 1962 in Lagos) is a former football defender from Nigeria. Efetobore Ambrose Emuobo (born 18 October 1988) is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Scottish Premier League club Celtic and the Nigeria national football team. 5.0/5

Stephen Keshi Efe Ambrose Vincent Enyeama Victor Moses Super Eagles Ahmed Musa Austin Ejide Emmanuel Emenike Kenneth Omeruo Elderson Echiejile Ogenyi Onazi World Cup Godfrey Oboabona Africa Cup Joseph Yobo Chigozie Agbim Nosa Igiebor Mikel Obi John Obi Mikel

unleashes killer squad on Iran, benches Osaze, Yobo By Bowale Odutola / June 16, 2014 Super Eagles’ boss, Stephen Keshi unleashed a deadly squad on the Persian Stars of Iran in this evening Brazil 2014 World Cup Group F tie at the Arena Da Baixada, Brazil. Lille of France safest pair of hands, Vincent Enyeama, will man the goal for the African Champions while Celtic of Scotland defender, Efe Ambrose, Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona and Kenneth Omeruo will protect Nigeria’s goal area. Chelsea star, John Obi Mikel, is saddled with the responsibility of controlling the midfield and he will be supported by Lazio’s Ogenyi Onazi and Ramon Azeez. Meanwhile, the Big Boss opted for Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa and Emmanuel Emenike to attack for the Eagles. Stoke City’s goal poacher, Osaze Odemwingie, and the team’s skipper, Joseph Yobo, will start the game from the bench. The match kicks off at 8pm.
STEPHEN KESHI OUT TO UPSET THE WORLD IN BRAZIL. Stephen Keshi is a man of history who is synonymous with Nigerian football. As a player and coach, he has been a part of the game for the past 34 year,s having played for the Green Eagles (as they were then known) before retiring in 1998. He then became a coach of the under-20 side before serving as assistant to Shaibu Amodu as Nigeria qualified for Korea-Japan in 2002. EXPECTED FORMATION That team revelled in the 4-3-3 formation and, like Westerhof, Keshi also likes to play that way. Vincent Enyeama will again return to the World Cup as goalkeeper and captain, his third appearance after making his debut in Korea-Japan 2002, and South Africa 2010 where his battle with Lionel Messi in Nigeria's 1-0 loss to Argentina was a memorable duel of the tournament DEFENCE The Celtic centre-back, Efe Ambrose, is the nominal right-back, and Monaco's Elderson Echiejile is the first-choice left-back. Keshi has recalled the veteran Norwich City defender and the former capta ...
Jun 8, 2014 12:54:00 AM The much-maligned Sunderland striker hit a goal in either half as Stephen Keshi's men were punished for a tame display in Florida despite Victor Moses' late penalty Jozy Altidore gave USA and himself a much-needed boost of confidence after scoring both goals in his side's 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday. The Sunderland striker struck in either half as Jurgen Klinsmann's side secured a comfortable victory in their final World Cup warm-up, with a late penalty from Victor Moses not enough for Stephen Keshi's Super Eagles to earn a share of the spoils. While many would have benched Altidore ahead of USMNT’s final 90 minutes ahead of their World Cup opener against Ghana on Monday week, coach Klinsmann maintained his belief in the Sunderland striker. His faith was repaid, not once, but twice, as Altidore gave USA the perfect send off for their Brazilian campaign and laid to rest some of the concerns over the omission of Landon Donovan from the 23-man squad. The only blemish on USA’s ...
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 ...
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, says the incessant unrest in Nigeria is affecting the morale and focus of his players ahead of the World Cup. Speaking in an interview with ESPN, Africa’s best coach revealed that some the of the players and members of his technical team have friends and family in the affected areas, and are continuously worrying about their safety. “Directly it is not affecting us, but it is threatening us indirectly because some of us have family members around there” he said. He however added that the Super Eagles have a task ahead and a duty to Nigeria and all Africa and thus the team is doing everything to put the crisis behind them and focus on the World Cup. “We have a duty to our country, and we will not allow the security situation to affect our preparation” he said. Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi recalled how he was nearly caught up in the twin blasts that killed more than 200 people in Jos, Plateau State. He said he was just 15 minutes away from being a victim of that dast ...
Nigeria's World Cup list; Mba, Igiebor, Uzoenyi dropped The trio of Sunday Mba, Nosa Igiebor and Ejike Uzoenyi have been left out of the Nigerian squad to the 2014 Fifa World Cup. According to a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announcing the final 23-man squad, Warri Wolves goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi as well as Joel Obi, Obinna Nsofor and Nnamdi Oduamadi were also dropped by the Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi. Keshi selected nine defenders, five midfielders and seven strikers as well as the mandatory three goalkeepers. Expectedly Vincent Enyeama, John Obi Mikel, Emmanuel Emenike, Peter Odemwingie, Ogenyi Onazi, Austin Ejide, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo, Efe Ambrose, Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi And Victor Moses are named in the 23-man roster. Captain Joseph Yobo is also named in the squad as he will make a third appearance at the World Cup while he will hope to become the first Nigerian footballer to reach the 100-mark of international caps. Only three players from the Nigeria ...
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 ...
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has named 30 players in his provisional squad for next month's World Cup. The reigning African Champions will be making their fifth appearance at world football's major 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 have been included, 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 Keshi snubbed Ikechukwu Uche, Dynamo Kiev's Brown Ideye, Hull City’s Sone Aluko and Fegor Ogude who have had enjoyed productive seasons. There are four goalkeepers, eight defenders, eight midfielders and ten strikers. Full Squad G ...
Six pami wey go helep Eagus Dis year World Cup wey go shelle for Brazil na hin go be de 5th time wey Naija go show dia face fur de World Cup, and na beta swagga na hin de Supa Eagus dey carry go Brazil sake of say na dem be de Baba fur Africa. Fuma Naija skippo Stephen Keshi wey dey among de Eagus wey tap ball fur de 1994 World Cup na hin dey carry Naija go Brazil ness month and de man know say World Cup nor be moi moi. Naim mak i kon sit down open eyes well well gada de 6 areas wey go helep de Supa Eagus of Naija fur de World Cup. FESS ONE NA NATURAL RIGHT BACK Na all of us know say Efe Ambrose wey helep Naija tap ball fur right back fur de 2013 Nations Cup na central defenda, bot Oga Keshi carry am enta de pojition and de guy nor fall hin hand. But now e be like say na new pikin Leon Balogun na hin Naija wan use fur dat pojition, bot if dem use am, who go cover up fur de guy? DE SECOND NA CENTRE DEFENDA By now, Naija coachi suppuse don know say centre defendas dey win games fur a team and na muss make O ...
Nigeria will make a fifth appearance at the Fifa World Cup which gets underway in June in Brazil. The Nigerians will head to the World Cup as African Champions for the second time like they did on their debut appearance in 1994 in the United States of America. Former Nigerian captain, Stephen Keshi, who was at the 1994 World Cup Finals as a player, has the responsibility of guiding the team as Head Coach and will become only the second Nigerian to lead the Super Eagles. But Keshi surely has his work cut out as he still needs to plug a few holes in the squad of the African Champions before the World Cup starts in over a month. Supersport.com take a surgical look at six areas that the Nigerian team could improve upon to create one of wonders of the world when the biggest football tournament in the globe starts on June 12. A case for a natural right-back Nigeria did get away with murder at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations by deploying a centre-back in Efe Ambrose to the right-back position. Just may be that's ...
Yobo, 22 Others for Mexico Friendly Super Eagles' Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has listed Skipper Joseph Yobo in his squad of 23 for the international friendly against Mexico in Atlanta, USA on Wednesday, March 5. Yobo, who is back in the keenly-followed English Premiership, this time with Norwich City, on loan from Fenerbahce FC of Turkey, last played for the African Champions at the 29th Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, which Nigeria won. Also returning are Israel-based defender Juwon Oshaniwa, 2014 African Nations Championship Most Valuable Player Ejike Uzoenyi and Canada-based striker Bright *** New faces include former junior internationals Ramon Azeez and Shehu Abdullahi, and Belgium-based strikers Imoh Ezekiel and Michael Uchebo. Centre - back Kunle Odunlami, who made CAF's list of Best Eleven at the recent African Nations Championship in South Africa, is also called. Usual invitees like goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide, defenders Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, . ...
I hope Stephen Keshi and most especially Efe Ambrose is watch Kun Aguero?
Nigeria have named a list of 23 players ahead of their first leg 2014 Fifa World Cup final elimination fixture against Ethiopia. The African Champions take on the Antelopes inside the National Stadium, Addis Ababa on Saturday, 12th October. Both teams will clash in the return match at the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar on Saturday, 16th November. Stephen Keshi has called three goalkeepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders and six strikers as the Eagles aim for a win in Addis Ababa to make the second leg in Calabar a much easier session. The Nigeria Football Federation is making arrangements to have the full squad train for four days in Abuja before the departure to Addis Ababa on the eve of the game. THE FULL LIST Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria) Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal); Francis Benjamin (Heartland FC, Nigeria); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine S ...
Top 10 Nigerian Players Of 2013 by mukina2: 1:51pm On Jul 08 Ahmed Musa Ahmed Musa has definitely had more joy with CSKA Moscow than with the Super Eagles, where he was relegated to the bench in favour of Victor Moses. In Russia, he reigned supreme – finishing as the highest goal scorer for his club in the league and helping his team win the league after seven barren years. He was also prominent during the Cup run which they won on penalties. For the coming season, he needs to consolidate his form at club level and translate that into the Super Eagles for greater effect. EFE AMBROSE Another serial winner in 2013, Efe Ambrose even scored for the Super Eagles against Liberia to help the team get to the Nations Cup. In South Africa, he proved a wise choice at right back. At Celtic, whom he joined at the beginning of last season, he proved himself in the Scottish League and in the Champions League and was part of the Celtic team that famously beat Barcelona 1-0 at Hampden Park. He ended the season with the ...
6 1 Nigeria kicked off their FIFA Confederations Cup campaign with a comfortable 6-1 victory despite a brave effort from Tahiti on Monday. The tone of the match was set early on in Belo Horizonte as Nicolas Vallar's own goal gave Nigeria the lead after just five minutes. When Nnamdi Oduamadi grabbed a brace inside the opening 30 minutes, a one-sided rout looked on the cards. However, the island nation rallied in the second period, producing a vastly improved performance and scoring a historic goal through Jonathan Tehau in the 54th minute. Their celebrations were admittedly short-lived, as a Jonathan Tehau own goal and strikes from Oduamadi and Uwa Echiejile added gloss to the scoreline for the Africans, but Head Coach Eddy Etaeta is sure to be proud of his side's efforts. Tahiti named Alvin and Jonathan Tehau among their starting line-up, with their brother Lorenzo and cousin Teaonui starting the game on the bench. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi, meanwhile, picked John Obi Mikel and Efe Ambrose as part of a ...
Guardian Eagles leave troubles behind in quest for glory SUNDAY, 16 JUNE 2013 20:46 BY CHRISTIAN OKPARA SPORT - HOME DESPITE their late arrival in Brazil for the on-going FIFA Confederations Cup, players and officials of the Super Eagles believe that winning the competition is a realistic objective in spite of the star-studded opposition. Nigeria begins its campaign in Brazil 2013 with a game against Tahiti Monday evening, and will also play world champions, Spain and Uruguay in the group. The team arrived Sao Paulo on Saturday afternoon before taking a long flight later in the evening to Belo Horizonte, venue of today’s game. In effect, the team only had one full training session in the high altitude country Sunday ahead of Monday’s game. Luckily, according to some of the players, their first game is a slightly light match against the tiny Polynesian island nation. Speaking on the opening match yesterday, Efe Ambrose, who has been a commanding presence in the team since Stephen Keshi became coach in ...
 border=
Ahmed Musa scored with 10 minutes left to hand Nigeria a 1-0 victory over Kenya in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. The CSKA Moscow forward latched on to a visionary ball from Efe Ambrose and had the composure to loop high and over the committed Duncan Ochieng. Nigeria went into the game top of the group but walking a tightrope after opening the door and allowing Kenya a peek in the reveres fixture last March. But the Harambee Stars were hamstrung by the loss of four key players, and were underdogs despite playing at home. However, with Victor Wanyama a controlling figure in midfield, they frustrated Nigeria and made life hard for John Mikel Obi's midfield. Both teams created chances, even though Nigeria dominated most of the possession. Wanyama however, picked up a knock in the second half, and his influence apwaned, Mikel's grew, with the Nigerian dictating play and looking to jack up the game. Kenya's strategy though, proved to be their undoing. Waruru broke free on the counter and bore do ...
"The atmosphere in Kaserani Stadium in tensed, and this is a crucial game for Nigeria.and Coach Stephen Keshi is on the touchline, giving instructions to the team. Adel Amrouche is shouting on top mof his voice. A shot there from Onazi! Nigeria have a corner, and Mikel is there to take it... quickly taken. a header there. and.. and... and its in! Oh my World! We have a GOAAL! Efe Ambrose... Nigeria wins.. dreaming..
WHAT EAGLES MUST DO IN KENYA Because of the importance of Wednesday make or mar World Cup qualifier with Kenya, it has become pertinent to state the obvious and provide a recipe to coach Stephen Keshi on how to tame The Harambee Stars in Kasarani. The match against Mexico many say was only a friendly, but it has gone a long way to expose some obvious flaws in the Super Eagles and the need to correct these flaws before kickoff on Wednesday. Keshi must as a matter of fact retain 70% of his starters against Mexico, he should start with Ejide in goal and must advise Efe Ambrose to restrict his forays upfront to the centre line instead of embarking on a fruitless mission that sometime exposed the back line to counters like the one that gave Mexico a second goal in the Houston friendly. In midfield, John Ogu was brilliant, strong and resolute in the game against Mexico and should be allowed to sit just in front of the central defense alongside Ogenyi Onazi while Mikel should move forward behind a two prone fron ...
Eagles’ camp bubbles. …As team flies to America today Camp of the Super Eagles in Nuremberg, Germany is alive as the team woke up yesterday with 21 players, while defender Efe Ambrose and midfielder Ogenyi Onazi were expected in the evening. In camp are stand-in skipper and first-choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, goalkeepers Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim and Daniel Akpeyi; defenders Solomon Kwambe, Elderson Echiejile, Godfrey Oboabona, Benjamin Francis, Kenneth Omeruo, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Kunle Odunlami. The midfielders in camp include Emeka Ezeh, Sunday Mba and John Ogu, as well as forwards Nnamdi Oduamadi, Joseph Akpala, Anthony Ujah, Gambo Muhammed; Obinna Nwachukwu, Gomo Onduku and Michael Babatunde. The team trained for two hours on Sunday as Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, observed: “There is very good team spirit in camp and I’m quite happy about that. Everyone is in great shape and raring to go. “I am expecting Efe (Ambrose) and (Ogenyi) Onazi on Monday, and (Brown) Ideye will join us in Am ...
Nelspruit - Super-sub Alain Traore bagged the equaliser deep in injury time to earn Burkina Faso a 1-1 draw against 10-man Nigeria in their Africa Cup of Nations clash on Monday. The Lorient midfielder came on late in the second half and worked his magic to earn the Stallions an unexpected point. Emmanuel Emenike had put Nigeria into the lead before the break, but the wasteful Super Eagles were reduced to 10 men when Celtic defender Efe Ambrose picked up a second yellow. The result left Group C evenly balanced after title-holders Zambia and Ethiopia drew 1-1 earlier. Chelsea winger Victor Moses was left on the bench, with coach Stephen Keshi, who won the Nations Cup as a player in 1994, fielding a three-pronged attack comprising Emenike, Brown Ideye and Ahmed Musa. Traore, who had faced a race to be fit after an ankle problem, started on the bench with veteran captain Moumouni Dagano leading from the front. Before a modest crowd at the Mbombela Stadium, Ideye's appeal for an early penalty after hitting th ...
Keshi humility in glory 12 feb 2013 |6:58 AM LOOKED down upon, even by his fellow countrymen, new African football champions Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is living the dream. On Sunday night, in a packed National Stadium in Johannesburg, SA, Keshi saw his young side beat Burkina Faso 1-0 via a SundayMba goal in the 40th minute, to lift only their third continental trophy after a 19-year wait. He took a 23-member squad with just six players having previous Afcon experience and was bold enough to leave out West Brom star Peter Odemwinge and Levante striker ObafemiMartins. He put his trust in youngsters, benched veteran Captain Joseph Yobo and thrust Mba, Ahmed Musa, Efe Ambrose, Brown Ideye, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike into the fore. The presence of Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama provided experience and guidance. And yet the coach, known as the Big Boss, does not want to take the credit. “It’s the players who did all the work. It is theirtrophy and I’m so happy for them ...
Is this true? Have we really manufactured our own brand of football? Let us see how: [1] Nigeria went with a local coach in Stephen Keshi rather than a big name European coach [2] Keshi picked young players, rather than big names [3] His emphasis was on team work, rather than individual stars [4] Keshi kept faith with the players he had, even though some of them had shaky starts to the tournament [5] Home-based players like Godfrey Oboabuna and Sunday Mba were played despite the Nations Cup traditionally being for European-based players [6] Despite criticism of certian players like Uwa Echiejile, Keshi stuck by them, showing faith in their ability [7] Keshi had the guts to bench Super Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo for the 19-year old Kenneth Omeruo [8] All the fans criticised Keshi for not taking a natural rightback to the tournament but he kept faith in the converted centreback Efe Ambrose, who not only did well but got into the Tournament XI [9] Keshi showed he was prepared to drop players who did not perf ...
Stephen Keshi used d bricks dat Nigerian threw at him to build and develop a better team dat won d Nations Cup. Sunday Mba scored on a ''SUNDAY'' Victor Moses came 2 d Super Eagles 2 aid dem in crossing D RED SEA(Nations Cup) even though he's an orphan. Mikel Obi is been regarded as d ''OBI (KING)'' of d team. Emenike was crowned d Highest Goal Scorer. Enyeama was crowned d best keeper of da tournament. Efe Ambrose put in his best in d AFCON 2013 final and he made d best 11 in Africa. Joseph Yobo(Captain) lifted d 2013 Nations Cup trophy. Super Eagles of NIGERIA are now been regarded as d CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA.Stand up for d Champions. GOD BLESS NIGERIA;GOD BLESS NIGERIANS!!!
Nigeria's Super Eagles and their Zambian counterparts, the Chipolopolo or Copper Bullets, will go up head- to-head in the 2013 Afcon on Friday. For both teams, it is a tie they must win to inject life back into their ongoing Africa Cup of Nations campaigns in South Africa after being held to draws by unfancied opponents in Group C. Nigeria Head Coach, Stephen Keshi is under pressure to guide his troops to a win after an emergency meeting with the leadership of his nation's FA this week. Certainly Keshi will make changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Burkina Faso on Monday with Kenneth Omeruo likely to fill in at right-back for suspended Efe Ambrose. Chelsea striker, Victor Moses could also be in line to make his Afcon debut after he missed out on the game against Burkina Faso owing to a knock in training. Keshi, who has managed Mali and Togo to the Afcon in the past, even jettisoned celebrating his birthday after turning 51 on Wednesday to focus on the crucial tie against the Chipolopolo. Just like their ...
I suggest that Coach Stephen Keshi should forget favoritism and sentiment in the selection of players against Zambia on 25.01.13. I see no reason why he should feature Efe Ambrose with the kind of performance he put up in a friendly march against Cape Verde. He is very harmful to the squad. Elderson Echiejile can be better replaced with Juwon Oshanuwa and Yobo Joseph be made to start from the bench if necessary. These 'Super Fowls' can never change. The most painful thing is that, i bought fuel to watch the match. I don't know how they can beat Zambia with their present form. Siasia would have done better but Nigerians are impatient. Just hope that we will get things right soon.
The Nigerian team yesterday was clueless...captain Yobo is a joke! The coach stephen keshi should have removed Efe Ambrose long before the red card...more heartbreak to come?
Guardian Keshi promise changes, as wobbly Eagles fail to cage Burkina Faso MONDAY, 21 JANUARY 2013 00:00 BY CHRISTIAN OKPARA SPORT - HOME Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, Monday said he would ring changes in his team, which only managed a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso in the on-going South Africa 2013 Nations Cup. A disappointed Keshi, who was furious that his side could not hold on to its lead just seconds before the end of the game against the Stallions in Mbombena, was particularly sad that the senior players failed to lift their mates in the face of the unceasing bombardment by the desperate Burkinabes. Even when Nigeria was playing with 10 men following the dismissal of Efe Ambrose for a second yellow card offence, Keshi felt the team did not go the extra mile needed to guarantee success for the team. He said, “We came so near to victory, but we could not hold on because we lost concentration when it mattered most. “I am not criticizing my boys because they battled hard even in hostile conditio ...
Nigeria vs Burkina Faso(Match Report). Alain Traore grabbed a last-gasp equaliser to hand Burkina Faso an unlikely 1-1 draw with Nigeria at the AFCON on Monday. The midfielder, whose selection was a gamble because he was still injured when the squad was submitted, came off the bench to earn his side a morale-boosting share of the points when he converted a cut back from Jonathan Pitroipa. The stalemate followed a 1-1 draw between defending champions Zambia and Ethiopia in the earlier game at Nelspruit's Mbombela Stadium, meaning five of the six games so far at the tournament have ended in draws. It was a cruel lesson for Nigeria who let their domination of the game slip in the closing stages after full back Efe Ambrose was sent off in the 74th minute for a second booking. The Super Eagles paid the prize for squandering chances after Emmanuel Emenike had given them a 23rd-minute lead with a goal that demonstrated the strength of the three-man attack coach Stephen Keshi fielded. Emenike bundled the ball hom ...
J. yobo, Mikel Obi, Uche Ikechukwu, Vincent Enyeama, Ogude, Efe Ambrose, Echejile, Daniel Amokachi & indeed Stephen Keshi can all b summed up as a very big bunch of disapointment. Keshi sud resign. Is it an Ibo team? I feel 4 Ahmed Musa & Nosa Igiebor.
Stephen Keshi, stop risking Efe Ambrose on right full back. His best would be seen on central back as it was in his previous match. Let Godfrey Oboabona should go back his natural position-right full backj.
 border=
Nigeria's Super Eagles earned the country a qualification to the 2013 African Cup of Nations after emphatically beating Liberia 6-1 in the second leg of the final qualifying round in Calabar, Cross River state. The first leg had ended 2-2 in Monrovia, Liberia and this makes the total aggregate score, 8-3. Half time scores stood at 2-0, with Efe Ambrose and Ahmed Musa hitting the Liberian net for the Eagles. Chelsea new star, Victor Moses, scored a brace to help seal his team's fate. Liberia only managed to pull one goal back in the 80th minute through Patrick Ronaldinho. Players who made it into the score sheet were Victor Moses, Ike Uche, Mikel Obi, Efe Ambrose and Ahmed Musa. Nigeria's failure to qualify for the last Nations Cup had cost erstwhile coach, Samson Siasia his job and current coach Stephen Keshi had been under pressure to prevent a second absence from the tournament.
Stephen Keshi has hailed his team as great after they whipped Liberia 6-1 to qualify for the 2013 AFCON on an 8-3 aggregate.A brace by Chelsea winger Victor Moses added to goals by Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Ikechukwu Uche and Efe Ambrose turned back the...
Efe Ambrose opened scoring for the Eagles, Ahmed Musa added a second in the first half before Victor Moses scored a brace, Mikel Obi and Ikechukwu Uche added one each for the Nigerians. Patty Wleh scored the lone goal for the visitors.
Up Eagles!. I think the players had proved their critics wrong. But Stephen Keshi is making a big mistake in essence that featuring Efe Ambrose in the wrong position - right full back was n't to right home about. If Keshi should try it against the Elephants of Coite divoire he would surely find himself to blame. Efe is a good defender no doubt about it but in his new club Celtic and European Champions League he featured as a right full back while Oboabona of Sunshine Stars of Akure that always featured as a right full back was deployed as a libero. In the next AFCON at South-Africa Keshi should allow every player to play their natural positions. With this Nigeria will not have problems.
Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi returned to international football with a goal as Nigeria ran over ten-man Liberia 6-1 in a 2013 Afcon qualifying in Calabar on Saturday. It was Mikel's first appearance for Nigeria in a year and under Stephen Keshi since he took charge in November 2011. Efe Ambrose, Ahmed Musa, Ikechukwu Uche and a double from Victor Moses saw off the Liberians, who got a consolation from Patrick Wleh. After a minute of silence for the grieving families of the Mubi massacre, undergraduates killed in Aluu and flood victims, it was the Nigerians who took the initiative with an early goal. On 58 seconds, Celtic defender, Ambrose rose highest to nod away from Moses' free kick. Liberia's Lone Star came back fighting with Zah Kranger firing Tonia Tisdell's cross from the left channel wide on three minutes. Kaetu Smith's Lone Star continued to push for an equaliser and came close on 34 minutes when Sekou Jabateh Oliseh's shot from 25 yards was tipped away by Nigeria's Vincent Enyeama for a cor ...
Keshi to name final 11 NPL stars This weekend Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will name his final 11 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) players for a 2013 AFCON qualifier in Liberia. "I expect my foreign-based players to begin to arrive from Sunday, so by Saturday I should have decided on the players to remain in camp,” Keshi informed MTNFootball.com “It’s just a few players like Efe Ambrose who is playing on Sunday that I expect to be here on Monday." Fresh call-ups like Philip Asuquo from Shooting Stars and Sanusi Sani of Gombe United are expected to stake string claims to be on the squad to Monrovia. These players will add to the 11 overseas-based stars he has called up for the game fixed for September 8. There are currently 24 players from the NPL at the Abuja training camp of the Super Eagles. Keshi has also told MTNFootball.com that he would love his team to arrive Liberia 24 hours to the game in Monrovia. "I would love us to leave late on the sixth, work out on the seventh and play the game the next da ...
Prince Philip Emmanuel Macron Buckingham Palace Hillary Clinton Donald Trump President Trump Marine Le Pen Le Pen Star Wars North Korea House Republicans Red Sox Saudi Arabia Ivanka Trump Morning Joe Barack Obama President Donald Trump Brad Pitt Google Docs Stephen Colbert National Day Puerto Rico Celta Vigo White House Jimmy Kimmel Fenway Park Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Islamic State National Front Julian Barratt Manchester United Ed Sheeran Sean Spicer James Comey South Side Middle East Justice Kennedy Angelina Jolie Girl Scout Liam Hemsworth South America Director James Comey Pope Francis Met Gala John Paxson Turner Prize Triumphant Return Dodger Stadium Kim Kardashian Elon Musk Vietnam War Nicki Minaj Machu Picchu Mahmoud Abbas Royal Court Carter Page Los Angeles Hong Kong Mark Zuckerberg Huma Abedin Theresa May Queen Elizabeth Amanda Knox General Election Star Wars Battlefront 2 Joe Walsh Arsene Wenger Maria Sharapova Susan Rice White City Imagination Technologies Premier League Mayor Rahm Emanuel Cara Delevingne Donald Tusk Chris Rock Tim Cook Nate Jones Harry Potter Director Comey May Day Mutual Fund American Airlines Air France Indian Ocean Daily News European Union Jimmy Fallon Paul Ryan Ashley Graham Ariel Winter San Bernardino Jeremy Corbyn Europa League Tony Parker Vin Scully Adam Jones United Airlines Kent State University Kraft Heinz
© 2017