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Shola called up for Nigeria friendly.

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: (more…)