Nigeria’s 23-man List For Africa Nations Cup; Ideye, Dike Dropped-PREMIUM TIMES

By Aderonke Ogunleye

Super Eagles team for the battle against Liberia is expected to be unveiled next week, Brown Ideye and Bright Dike are the notable absentees in Nigeria’s final list for the Africa Nations Cup holding in South Africa later this month.
The list is expected to be officially announced either later on Tuesday or on Wednesday.

The final 23 players that will represent Nigeria at the tournament are listed below.
1.       Vincent Enyeama
2.       Austin Ejide
3.       Chigozie Agbim
4.       Elderson Echiejile
5.       Juwon Oshaniwa
6.       Joseph Yobo
7.       Efe Ambrose
8.       Azubuike Egwuekwe
9.       Kenneth Omeruo
10.   Godfrey Oboabona
11.   John Mikel Obi
12.   Nosa Igiebor
13.   Ogenyi Onazi
14.   Raheem Lawal
15.   Obiora Nwankwo
16.   Fegor Ogude
17.   Reuben Gabriel
18.   Ahmed Musa
19.   Emmanuel Emenike
20.   Victor Moses
21.   Ikechukwu Uche
22.   Ejike Uzoenyi
23.   Sunday Mba
 

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Just saying o!

Please all those people wishing to have the Federal Character in the team should assist the coach with names and locations of the players from Zamfara, Bornu, Yobe and other states for their possible inclusion in the squad. That is the right course of action to take. Time is running out folks...

Reject the list

Arewa is not represented. The list does not reflect Fedreal character. Nobody from Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, etc

No to Keshi

The problem is not the team

The problem is not the team list, the problem is GEJ ever since this "olodo" becomes Nigeria president things started falling gradually and we always blame one another thinking our problem is either north or south south or west where as our bigest challenge now is how to unite and choose the leader so that our lost glory in everything can gradually start to come back. I urge all Nigeria to pray for the right leaders in Nigeria so that we can all smile again or else we continue to accuse each other only for them to keep ruling us for eternity,think my brothers.

As a Yoruba man,I have no

As a Yoruba man,I have no issues with Keshi choosing 75% guys of Igbo extraction(if they are our best legs)afterall,down the years,our National teams have largely been made up of wonderful talents from across the River Niger.That said,the aggressive contributions to this discourse by our Igbo friends is exactly what makes some people suspect an agenda.When people like Clay can claim "It is Biafran team and if you don't like it go commit suicide..." you should expect tempers to flare.Good luck to Keshi and "his" brothers...lol

all we need is good result.

i Don't care if all our players are from one family but let them play well,

The parsons who is saying that all of them are Igbos are fools,

We want people who can deliver, If Keshi thinks igbo can deliver then let him select them, all we need is good result.

Idiot

You're a fool for saying these! I'm an Igbo-American but what you said shows that you're an illiterate and people like you are not needed in Nigeria.

Nigeria squad

Ascribing tribal undertone to coach Keshi's selection ignores the bold step he took in including local based players in his the finial list.. This bold selection is in tandem with my believe that the future of Nigeria football depends on the quality of our local leagues and it's products. It's a mere co incidence that the players of Igbo descent dominate the team. please lets relegate tribe to the background.

Who on that list can be

Who on that list can be trusted to replace Osaze? I doubt how far this team can go. The only player who can strike and roam from the wings. He chosed not to call him. its a pity.

KESHI

KINDLY USE QUOTA SYSTEM AS YOUR TEAM LIST DOES'T REFLECT FEDERAL CHARACTER.BRING IN SOME SHARIA PLAYERS FROM ZAMFARA, BOKO HARAM PLAYERS FROM BORNO AND YOBE,BOMB PLANTERS FROM KANO AND KADUNA AND RIOTERS FROM PLATEAU. WE MUST WIN THIS TOURNAMENT.

We don't need federal

We don't need federal character in selection of our team, the best players for now have been selected by the coach and all we need do is to support him. When we won the nations cup in '94 noboby talked about sectional agenda. JJ, amunike,sisia,ikpeba iruoha,keshi,olise, yekini,amokachi, chidi,okechukwu,okafor, rufai etc. Let us maintain same spirit brothers and so that we bring the cup again.

Well done Keshi

Lets forget about our tribal sentiments and move this great country called Nigeria forward.Igbos or Yorubas nor Kanuris,are they not Nigerians?let us use our best hands for best results and developments.Well done Keshi wish you luck in the competition,if you and your team do well in South Africa all this Biafra and Igbo agenda will be forgotten.

If u think Mikel is not good

If u think Mikel is not good enough to be in that tweam, then u dont know football. Mikel is not a striker and should not be judged by striking standard, the defensive role he plays is more important than him scoring goals.

@Like It.

You are a disgrace, Mr Like It. You are too shallow to be on this platform and all reasonable persons [including us Ibos] regret you were not edited out into the dust bin where your write-up truly belongs. Shame!

It is Biafran team

It is Biafran team and if you don't like it go commit suicide. You damned hater. You should have revealed your identity if you are bold and man enough.

Super Eagles AFCON List

It is obvious this list is not the real list because Ike Uche was dropped 2days ago due to injury. I wonder where you got this info from, SR.

Darknes naija

Truth has come up light,naija with nepotism with a great display by bright dike yet he was droped.alround igbo squared well stephen keshi no more SUPER EAGLE OF NAIJA BUT SUPER APU OF BIAFRA.ka ren tie when u ar not mumu like baba ota and jeg.

Darknes naija

Truth has come up light,naija with nepotism with a great display by bright dike yet he was droped.alround igbo squared well stephen keshi no more SUPER EAGLE OF NAIJA BUT SUPER APU OF BIAFRA.ka ren tie when u ar not mumu like baba ota and jeg.

We are the best

Not all about words but actions. Again the Igbo's has prove why they are the best in nigeria. Question Number 1, How many fulani's are on the list? N2 how many hausa's? how many kanuri's? how many nupe's? how many gwari's, these are the people ruling over us for the past 60 years and has left us in darkness. is there any reason why the Igbo's should not rule?

Like It

Not all about words but actions. Again the Igbo's has prove why they are the best in nigeria. Question Number 1, How many fulani's are on the list? N2 how many hausa's? how many kanuri's? how many nupe's? how many gwari's, these are the people ruling over us for the past 60 years and has left us in darkness. is there any reason why the Igbo's should not rule?

Is this Nigerian team or Biafran team?

Is this Nigerian team or Biafran team?

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ITS A NIGERIAN TEAM

Which one be Igbo Team. Is everyone in that team not a Nigerian? I think that is what matters.
we have had several Family members in the super eagles (FEMI and SEGUN OLUKANMI, PATRICK and EMMA OKALA, SEGUN ODEGBAMI AND HIS BROTHER).

From KOSOKO (CANADA)

Non-objective and Anti-Igbo

Non-objective and Anti-Igbo comments by that irresponsible clown is the reason why Nigeria remains a mediocre country. I'm not igbo...i dont need to be any tribe to support what is good. We should avoid these uninformed judgements on civilised forums like this...please!

comments like these are the

comments like these are the reasons why Nigeria remains a mediocre country...!

Super Eagles List

I personally don't care if all the players are from the same local government or the same compound provided they can do Nigeria proud and bring the cup back home. Those calling the team an 'Igbo' team are mad people. Do you select a Yoruba, Hausa Fulani or Birom man because of his tribe or because he is good enough to be aon the team? Until we stop our tribal sentiments, Nigeria is not moving anywhere but backwards.
For your information, I am a Yoruba and care less about the names of the players

DIKE HAS TO BE THERE

This list is a fallacy without Bright Dike. I dont think this is the list released by Keshi. Birght has to be ther for us to make any appreciable impact in South Africa

Re: Claims of Igbo Agenda

It truly break ones heart when you read comments like some above were the purported list of players selected to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming AFCON is termed Igbo list or an Igbo agenda being executed by Stephen Keshi. It is not only shameful, it is horrific and speak doom for Nigeria and Nigerians. It is would have be a honourable thing if those who operate under the cloak anonymity to display the poor tribalistic upbring are bold enough to post such unsavoury comments with their REAL names, at least we would know those who are truly tribal and promoting same without an iota of shame.

Let me remind us that the times we won tournaments and sports competitions the athletes were not selected on tribal grounds or the famous but moribound QUOTA SYSTEM that has robbed our great nation of glory in recent past.

How do you wish your country to fail because people from your tribe are not picked to represent the country in a tournament, and we blame the leaders!

Football Is Coming Home!

Only the cowardly Deri would hide behind "anonymous" to "hope you all fail in South Africa" bcos he thinks it's another "Ibo agenda" team because Keshi is Ibo and in charge. Ibos dominated the glorious Eagles teams of '94 WC and '96 Olympic teams. Naija football begins from Edo and ends in River States. Others na "federal character" contributors! Ndigbo are in fact the only bright light in the darkened history of Naija so : Don't worry, Be Happy! Personally, I think dropping both Osaze and Bright Dike may prove costly given that the uncreative Mikel Obi is on the team. Goa-less Mikel should be dropped, he lacks fantasy in his play. Enyeama as well, he has lost form. Otherwise, na fine team.

Bestens!

Ride on keshi...

This is a clear indication that Biafra will be a strong nation to reckon with by the time we seccede from naija. The team is made up of brilliant and hardworking boys. Whenever anything is based on merits Igbos will be on top but when it gets down to mago mago ofcourse you can trust our noisy owambe neighbours for that. This is a pure reflection of hardwork, believe and resilience. Imagine what would become of naija without Biafra. Just imagine !If it were to be in business field they will say Igbos love money. It is so because my brothers work hard, learn a trade and always excel then after. I wonder why those who accuse Ndigbo of loving money don't go into trade as well lets see who stands out. Naijas relax, being envious of a tribe that God has blessed doesn't pay. In anything we venture in we do it right just as reflected on the super eagles squad. GO Keshi, go super 'Biafra' eagles.

Well the coach knows best.

Well the coach knows best. Lets support him. But; if he fails, he carries his own cross!

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