Stephen Keshi & United States

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (born January 31, 1962 in Lagos) is a former football defender from Nigeria. The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (US), America, or simply the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, 16 territories, a federal district, and various overseas extraterritorial jurisdictions. 5.0/5

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"Former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has lost his wife Kate. The 54-year-old died in the United States on...
Do you agree that's why we didn't win the match? BRAZIL GOSSIP Mikel laments Iran tactics Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi was left bitter at the manner in which opponents Iran kept the Super Eagles at bay in their 0-0 draw on Monday evening. "We are all disappointed,” Mikel said after the game. “The first game of every tournament is very important. “When you watch the way Iran played, they had 11 men behind the ball the entire game and it was hard for us to create chances.” KickoffNigeria Iran and Nigeria were responsible for the first bad game of the 2014 World Cup as they played out a 0-0 draw in Curitiba. kickoffNigeria Appiah: Mistakes cost us: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah was left to rue his team’s missed chances as Ghana succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the United States in their opening Group G encounter on Monday night. kickoffNigeria Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi has played down the effect of the 0-0 stalemate with Iran in Monday's game at Curitiba by assuring fans that his team ...
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 ...
Following USA 2-1 Nigeria, Nigeria May Advance in Brazil2014 World Cup But Uncertainty Remains Nigeria have the ability to become the first African country to get past the World Cup group phase on three separate occasions but are increasingly an unpredictable force. Africa’s most populous nation advanced to the second round in their maiden World Cup finals appearance in 1994 and again four years later in France and will be fancied to finish among the top two in Group F where they meet former world champions Argentina, debutants Bosnia and Iran. But the burden of expectation has often tripped up the Super Eagles, who represent a country with passionate, demanding and fickle fans who easily turn on their team when results are not achieved. As in the United States in 1994, Nigeria arrive at the World Cup as African champions but their current side has none of the charisma and strong personalities of two decades ago when the team was captained by Stephen Keshi, who is now the coach, and featured established ...
Jozy Altidore struck twice Victor Moses once as the United States defeats Nigeria 2-1. The United States wrapped up their World Cup Preparations with a victory over Nigeria. Nigeria, also ends their World Cup preparations with a loss that leaves Stephen Keshi with more work to do to strengthen the team as the finals...
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 ...
USA Vs Nigeria (2 - 1): Int'l Friendly On Saturday 7th June 2014 Venue: Everbank Field, Jacksonville, Florida CONCACAF champions, the United States, will take on African champions, Nigeria, in a pre-World Cup friendly. The match will be the farewell game for the US men's national team before they depart for Brazil. In earlier friendlies played this year, the US played out a 2-2 draw with Mexico in Arizona in April, beat Azerbaijan 2-0 in San Francisco last month, and defeated Turkey 2-1 in New Jersey yesterday. The match will also be the last international 'A' friendly for the Super Eagles before departing to their São Paulo World Cup base. This year, the African champions played out a 0-0 draw with Mexico in March, drew 2-2 with Scotland. USA coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, will likely use the encounter to further test his favored 4-2-3-1 formation; while his opposite number , Stephen Keshi is likely to deploy a 4-3-3 formation.
NIG | INT | KEN Super Eagles NEWS Big Match Feature: Nigeria v USA 07 Jun 2014 03:08:43 Andrew Randa Nigeria will round off their preparations for the Fifa World Cup, starting next Thursday in Brazil, by playing a friendly match against the United States national team at the Everbank Field, Jacksonville on Saturday. The Super Eagles have played consecutive draws against Scotland and Greece and will look to hit Brazil with a confidence-boosting win over the Americans who have fared a bit better in their preparations by beating Turkey 2-1 and Azerbaijan 2-0 as coach Juergen Klinsmann puts his squad into shape. Stephen Keshi, unimpressed with his side's showing against the Greeks has asked his wards to improve their performance levels and this will be a great opportunity for the players to show they are ready to do battle in Brazil when they kick start their World Cup campaign against Iran on 12 June. PREVIOUS MEETINGS Nigeria and the United States have met only once at full international level so Saturday's ...
Punch Keshi declares Eagles fit for USA clash June 6, 2014 by Pius Ayinor Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is sure that the criticisms the Super Eagles have received in their build-up to the World Cup will stop after the match against the United States on Saturday. The Eagles manager, in an interview monitored in Lagos on Thursday, said the players were now going through specific training programmes with the squad cut down to the exact 23 players billed to play in Brazil. He attributed the pattern of play exhibited so far by the players to the fact that they were just starting to train as a team. He said, “We all just started training as a team last week. Now we have increased the intensity and the focus has shifted to specifics. We simply played against Scotland with little or no training having just arrived in town but the players are in better conditions now and responding well. We are facing a good team as we play the USA but I am sure people are going to see a much coor ...
♛www.elotiTV.com♛ Paul Okoku: But for My Football Skills, My Father Would Have Gone Blind: Paul Okoku Many will argue that Former Super Eagles midfielder, Paul Okoku never really got to the height of his career before quitting for studies in the United States of America. However, Okoku still remains one of the best midfielders to ever come out of Nigeria. In this interview with Kunle Adewale, he talks about how he broke into the national team as a school boy, the downward turn of football in the country, Super Eagles chances in Brazil and other salient issues… The Humble Beginning… Paul Okoku belongs to the generation that thoroughly enjoyed the Principal’s Cup, a competition for secondary schools in Lagos State. Street football was also very popular then and with very passionate followership. "I had the natural ability to play football. I was one of the blessed ones; the talent was always there in me. And if say I started playing in my mother's womb; it may not be far from the truth. However, m ...
After over one week of consultation, Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi may have resolved not to string any change to the list he presented to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee on April 22. The Eagles gaffer as exclusively reported by Daily Sunsports yesterday is billed to meet again with the NFF technical committee on Tuesday next week (May 6) after which the Eagles list would be made public. A close pal of the coach confided in Daily Sunsports that everything pointed to Keshi being in for another stormy session with the Mr. Chris Green-led technical committee as he (Keshi) had not made any change to the list, which he handed over to team's scribe Dayo Enebi Achor days after his return from the United States of America (USA) where he was on vacation. "I can confirm to you that nothing has changed, talking about the list Keshi was clutching before he was told to go and consult more. He is not making any substitutions since non of the players he had in mind is down with any seri ...
How strong is Keshi’s Mexico squad? The recent decision of Coach Stephen Keshi to include three uncapped players that are presently doing well at their respective clubs and out of favour captain, Joseph Yobo for the international friendly against Mexico on March 5 in the United States of America is a positive sign. Opinions have been on the divide among football aficionados in Nigeria on the players that should have been included or dropped from the squad judging by their recent form in Europe or elsewhere, with barely four months to the 2014 World Cup. Despite all the arguments and debate Keshi’s squad is generating, it is imperative to note that there is no perfect squad these days. ADEBAYO OLODAN chronicles the 23-man squad; Keshi will parade against the Mexicans in the USA, next month. GOALKEEPERS Despite repeatedly telling the world he has so much faith in the calamity called Chigozie Agbim, Keshi allowed conventional wisdom to prevail by dropping the Enugu Rangers keeper who committed more blun ...
Ivory Coast manager Phillipe Troussier feels followers of one of his former teams, along with Algeria have good reason to approach the World Cup with optimism. "Stephen Keshi has crocodile thick skin and is doing a very good job as coach of Nigeria," he said of the Super Eagles. "Algeria can also imagine they will qualify, with the group they have been given [Belgium, Russia and South Korea]." "Ghana [in Group G with Germany, Portugal and United States] and Cameroon [in Group A with Brazil, Croatia and Mexico] will find it difficult. "But African football has no complexes anymore and they can all find reasons to dream." (BBC Sport)
Keshi Eyes Peru, Japan Friendlies -Plans USA For Pre-World Cup Camp Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has disclosed that he is looking into the prospects of the Nigerian team taking on Japan and Peru in World Cup build-up matches, while also confirming that the African champions might have their pre-competition training camp in United States of America. While unfolding fresh information on the Eagles’ programme ahead of their fifth outing at the Fifa World Cup, Keshi said an offer to play Japan is already on the cards and disclosed further that he has submitted a proposal to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the team to be camped in an American city where the weather is similar to what will apply in Brazil next summer. The former Mali and Togo boss said he would like to play matches against countries with similar styles of his Group F opponents - Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina – but admitted that Japan are so far the only country that has shown interest in playing the Eagles. Although ...
WE NEED A GOOD COACH Nigeria are now a settled side under former skipper Stephen Keshi and suggestions of hiring a foreign coach for the World Cup, as was the case for the 2010 competition, have been dismissed by officials. The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have also promised a good build-up for the World Cup, with the government equally promising a financial lifeline for the cash-strapped association. The NFF said it was working on proposals for a training base in either Colombia, Argentina or the United States before the kick-off in June next year. "The task ahead is a very huge one and as champions of the continent, we must have the best preparation as a lot is expected of this team," said Chris Green, the head of the NFF technical committee.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is confident that the Super Eagles will pick the three points against Kenya on Wednesday despite expressing worry over the hectic travel schedule leading to the game. Eagles are billed to meet the Harambee Stars in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying match in Nairobi. Buoyed by the 2-2 draw against Mexico by the weekend in a friendly match played in Houston, Keshi said of the match against Kenya, "I am not saying anything (about Wednesday's match) except to say that God is working with us and we will be prepared for this match. The focus is there and we have the determination to get a good result. "We showed good stuff against Mexico despite missing a number of players and we will even be stronger in Nairobi. I am looking forward to three points on Wednesday." The Nigerians who left the United States on Saturday were scheduled to spend just a night on return to Germany before leaving for Nairobi on Monday via Addis Ababa. The Eagles will land in Nairobi on Tuesday to face their ** ...
Uniuyo FM Sports wrote: Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has invited Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Vincent Enyeama and Chelsea’s Victor Moses to lead 23 others for an international friendly match against Mexico. The Media Officer of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja said the friendly would hold on May 31 in Houston, United States. The statement said the friendly wa...
Bayer Leverkusen winger Sidney Sam has denied ever considering Nigeria after he was called up to the German team that is touring the United States this summer. Sam had been on the radar of Nigeria for a while as his father’s homeland sought to cap him in the senior level having played for the German youth teams. Even though Sam could still switch nationality after playing in friendly matches for the senior German side, it seems he’s now closed the door on ever appearing for Nigeria after denying his prior interest in featuring for the African champions. In October 2012,Sam spoke about the Nigerian federationand the contact he was making.Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi had also disclosed speaking to the playeron the phone. With his recent call up toDie Mannschaft, Sam’s future looks settled as he sets his sights on making the World Cup team next year. "2014 is still far away but for me it is only Germany that counts. We don't have to speak about Nigeria,” Sam told German sports agencySID. "I never real ...
Germany have named Sidney Sam in their squad for two international friendly games against the United States and Ecuador in June. Sam, who has played for the Germany under-19 team, has been a target for Nigeria as he is eligible to play for the Super Eagles and has been courted in recent months by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Head Coach, Stephen Keshi. We can now report that Sam has been handed a first call-up to Germany senior national team, according to the list released by coach Joachim Low on Thursday May 16, 2013. Bayer Leverkusen duo Sam and Philipp Wollscheid, Mainz midfielder Nicolai Muller and Freiburg's Max Kruse have all earned their first call- ups. Dennis Aogo, Andreas Beck, Stefan Reinartz and Aaron Hunt have been handed recalls to a 23-man squad which includes more seasoned international players such as Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski. Germany will fly to the USA on May 22 and play friendlies against Ecuador and the USA during a two-week stay. Germany squad Rene Adler (Hambur ...
NFF:Mikel, Moses, Apam pull out of Venezuela friendly Chelsea superstars, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and France-based central defender, Onyekachi Apam, will not be part of Wednesday’s international friendly between Nigeria and Venezuela in Miami, Florida, United States. Coach Stephen Keshi said yesterday that the trio had different reasons for not being part of the game, adding their absence should not bring fears to Nigerians as capable replacements have already been named for the encounter. He disclosed that Mikel would soon become a father, and that Bright *** who stars in the MLS for Timberwolves, has already been invited to play in his stead “and we are sure that he will do well in the encounter, especially as he is based in the United States.” For Moses, Sharks FC’s Gomo Onduku has been drafted in; he was expected be part of the team that traveled yesterday night to Miami, Florida for the encounter against Venezuela. “I have been there before and we don’t have any grudges against pla . ...
Keshi names nine local Eagles for Venezuela friendly Nine players from the Nigeria Premier League have been selected to join up with the 11 foreign-based players earlier picked for the international friendly against Venezuela, on November 14 in Miami, the United States. The list was announced lunch time Saturday by assistant coach Daniel Amokachi on behalf of Head Coach Stephen Keshi. Leading the pack is home-based skipper, Chigozie Agbim, who recently moved from Warri Wolves to Rangers International. Expectedly Sunshine Stars skipper Godfrey Oboabona also made the cut, same for left back Benjamin Francis, who has been in impressive form at the national team’s camp. Towering Warri Wolves centre back Azubuike Egwueke, Solomon Kwambe, who is gradually establishing himself in the right back position, Kano Pillars centre back Zango Umar, Heartland midfielder Henry Uche, former Golden Eaglets skipper Sunday Mba of Warri Wolves and dare-devil Rangers winger Ejike Uzoenyi, complete the list of home based stars ...
Keshi not sure of Ajax new boy Okwuosa Stephen Keshi has said he doubts if Enugu Rangers skipper James Okwuosa would join up for an August 15 friendly in Niger. On Tuesday, big central defender Okwuosa signed a three-year contract with South African club Ajax Cape Town. "If it is true that he is in South Africa, then there is no way how he would make it for the Niger Republic friendly," said Keshi, who returned to the country on Monday after spending some time with his family in the United States of America. "But he is on the list I would release on Wednesday. He was with the team before, but did not make the cut then. He seems to have picked up form that is why we have recalled him." Okwuosa has been a pillar in the Rangers back four as they charge for the league title after almost three decades without a major piece of silverware. My take No substitute?
Right in the comfort of my room watching the clips of the 1994 World Cup in the United States between Nigeria and Bulgaria. I can't just but imagine the good football the Super Eagles played. I wish we could still have the likes of Finidi whose display gave the late Rashidi Yekini our first goal ever in the tournament. Imagine how Peter Rufai sheilded the goal posts, and the way Sunday Oliseh marshalled the midfield. Uche Okechukwu and Chidi Nwanu barricaded the defence and Amokachi, Amunike and Siasia formed the attack while Ben Iroha and Austin Eguavoen provided cover from the left and right rear flanks respectively. Even on the bench were Jay Jay Okocha, Mutiu Adepoju, Efan Ekoku, Emeka Ezeugo, Mike Emenalor, Aloy Agu, Uche Okafor, Thompson Oliha, Victor Ikpeba, Stephen Keshi and Wilfred Agbonavbare. Wow! Gone are the days! 3-0 it ended in favour of Nigeria with the goals from late Rashidi Yekini, Dan Amokachi and Emmanuel Amunike. Sweet memories!
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