Shola called up for Nigeria friendly.

Posted on January 14th, 2011 | 12 Comments |

Shola the Super Eagle!
Shola the Super Eagle!
Newcastle United centre forward, Shola Ameobi, has been called up to be part of a twenty man squad to face Guatemala in a friendly match on February 9.

This will be around the time that Newcastle United will be facing a home games with Arsenal (on the 5th), and an away match with Blackburn on the 12th.

Shola has already represnted England at under 21 level 20 times, scoring 7 goals. But he is also eligible to play for the country of his birth, which he left to move to Newcastle at the age of five. Nigerian FA chiefs attempted to call him up to represent Nigeria some time ago, but it was only during the run up to the last world cup in 2010 that Shola expressed his desire to turn out for the “Super Eagles” of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, one noticeable absentee from the current Nigeria line up is former Newcastle United striker, Obafemi Martins.

Congratulations to the “Fenham Eusebio”, but here’s hoping that he doesn’t pick up any injuries on his travels, or that any other from the Newcastle frontline do either at that time.

The full Nigeria squad:

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv/ISR), Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei Yehuda/ISR)

Defenders: Chibuzor Okonkwo (Heartland), Ayodele Adeleye (Metallurh Donetsk/UKR), Taye Taiwo (Olympic Marseille/FRA), Michael Odibe (A. C. Siena/ITA), Olubayo Adefemi (Skoda Xanthi/GRE), Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga/POR), Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce/TUR)

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea/ENG), Obiora Nwankwo (Inter Milan/ITA), Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic/ENG), Bartholomew Ibenegbu (Heartland), Olufemi Ajilore (FC Groningen/NED)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (VVV Venlo/NED), Osaze Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Obinna Nsofor (West Ham/ENG), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle/ENG), Emmanuel Emenike (Karabukspor/TUR), Peter Utaka (Odense Boldklub/DEN)

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12 Responses

  1. thought he would of waited for a england call ;) but lets face it kevin davies boothroyd ,so theres still a chance :lol:

  2. What do ppl think about victor Moses? Can play on wing and up front. Would love kranjcar tho he’s a belter and vela on loan

  3. If we have to pay 2m for Bothroyd, I think we should use that money plus 3-4m to buy Kranjar. Far better deal.

    barton nolan kranjar benarfa

    (sub: Jonas,Gosling,routledge,guthrie)
    I think we’re second to none with this attacking line up.

  4. Webbo – Victor Moses was someone who we looked at in the championship. Decent player, but not proven in the PL. Might be worth a punt if he is cheap enough.
    However, it’s all very well buying up young talent that have something to prove, but you need to temper that with experience.

  5. way i see it buying bothroyd is just buying a slightly younger loverkrands lots of pace but not proven at premiership level better options out their

  6. nufc337 says:
    January 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Non of our signings are proven in the PL, that’s why their cheap.

  7. and looks like carroll and saylor not playing the derby, hopefully shola can get a handfull now :D

  8. Congratulations to the lad for getting an international call-up. Can only be good for NUFC’s image in Nigeria.

    But man have Nigeria fallen, they used to be a great international side, obviously not any more.