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|All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 2:51pm On Oct 16, 2014|
Guys, I present to you the thread for the Olympic 'Dream Team' Eagles.
The next Summer Olympic Games is in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro 2016)
5th August - 21st August.
Other threads of the National Team that exists:
Golden Eaglets (U-17): https://www.nairaland.com/1789745/all-news-golden-eaglets-u-17
Flying Eagles (U-20): https://www.nairaland.com/1789755/all-news-flying-eagles-u-20
Let's enjoy the ride together...
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 2:52pm On Oct 16, 2014|
Siasia returns to lead Nigeria Olympic team
Siasia returns to lead Nigeria Olympic team
Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has been appointed to lead the country’s U23 team, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“The Committee also appointed Mr. Samson Siasia as the new Head Coach of the U-23 Men’s Team. He will be assisted by Fatai Amoo, while the Technical and Development will recommend the other members of the crew,” said a communiqué signed by executive committee member Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande.
He will be assisted by Fatai Amoo, who was originally
Siasia led Nigeria to the final of the football event of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He was also in charge of the country’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles.
Three years ago, he was sacked as Eagles coach after he failed to qualify the country to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
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|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Nobody: 4:59pm On Oct 16, 2014|
I present to you the deadliest U-23 squad in the world
Indomitable squadI present to you the deadliest U-23 squad in the world
Indomitable squadI present to you the deadliest U-23 squad in the world
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|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Icon4s(m): 5:15pm On Oct 16, 2014|
^^^ pls take out Onazi, Babatunde and Sammie Ameobi from that list. They are nt eligible.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Nobody: 6:10pm On Oct 16, 2014|
Samson Siasia will have an array of talented arsenal of players to select from...just as the dream team in 96,these guys will put smiles on the faces of Nigerians...
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 10:21am On Oct 21, 2014|
[b]Siasia Will Make NPFL Players Base Of U23 Squad
New coach of the U23 team, Samson Siasia has said that players from the Nigeria Professional Football League would form the base of his team for the qualifying series for both the All African Games and the Olympic Games.
The trainer said that in as much as he has absolute trust in the availability of football talents in the country, he was also mindful of the fact that the AAG and 2016 Olympics qualifying series are not FIFA-listed tournaments.
He stated that in other to get the right kind of players to be invited for screening, he had contacted all the coaches of the various clubs in the premier league to give him names of very good players in their clubs.
"I have to start an early preparation so that we can pick the best players through elimination by substitution so that we can begin blending of the team before the qualifiers which is billed to commence in February 2015," Siasia disclosed.
Meanwhile, the former Super Eagles coach maintained that he is not shutting the door on the foreign-based players as they would be joining the team at a later date when they would be ready to go for the major championship.
"The foreign based players, especially some of them in the Super Eagles camp who are still within the age limit, would still make the team but that would be at very crucial point or when we must have qualified.
“The problem is that our competition is not under FIFA, so securing their release would be very difficult. But we are sure to get them when we eventually qualify," Siasia told SportingLife.
This is Siasia’s second stint in charge of the U23s. He led the team to winning silver at the Beijing Olympics Games.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Icon4s(m): 10:31am On Oct 21, 2014|
This is d way to go coach. Not all those peple clamouring for 17 & 18 yrs old Manu boys to take over d team.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by terzurum5(m): 2:47pm On Oct 21, 2014|
The problem here lies with the timing of the qualifiers. Hence, the qualifiers normally fall outside FIFA calender, our young foreign players may not be available thereby hindering our chances of making it to olympics come 2016.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by naijanoni(m): 2:56pm On Oct 21, 2014|
Icon4s:Onazi and babatunde would still be 23 by august 2016.Both
Onazi and babatunde's 24th birthdays would come up on Dec 2016.
So both would still be eligible.
But chances of them featuring is just about 10%
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Icon4s(m): 5:17pm On Oct 21, 2014|
naijanoni:Meaning they were born in 1992. CAF regulations on the next U23 says only players born on or after January 1st 1993 would be eligible.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 5:23pm On Oct 21, 2014|
Siasia: I Will Build A Very Strong Team
New U23 Eagles coach Samson Siasia has promised to build a ‘very very strong team’ that Nigerians will be proud of, as he gets set to resume work as the Nigerian Olympic football team coach.
The Nigerian U23 side failed to qualify for the last Olympic Games in London under the tutelage of Austin Eguavoen.
But despite his recent appointment, Siasia has been down this road before - when he led the U23 team class of 2008 to a silver medal finish in that year’s Olympic Games after losing 1-0 to a Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria inspired Argentina side in the final – and he has promised to mould another strong team for his country.
“I just want to thank God for the opportunity to serve this country again, and I will do the best I can to form a very, very strong team that Nigerians will be very proud of,” he said.
Siasia’s confirmation as the new U23 team boss was announced last Thursday, but he had hitherto been linked with replacing his former Nigeria teammate, Stephen Keshi in the Super Eagles.
Keshi succeeded Siasia in 2011 as the Super Eagles coach after the latter failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. But after failing to land the Super Eagles job once, but getting the U23’s instead, Siasia says he still has to be thankful to God and the fans that have always supported him.
“Well, we all know what…but I don’t want to go through that but I want to thank God and Nigerians for their overwhelming support for me to return to the Super Eagles but only God knows why he brought me where I am, and I’m very grateful,” he added.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 5:24pm On Oct 21, 2014|
Siasia Admits U23 Job Will Be Difficult
New U23 Eagles coach Samson Siasia has admitted that he faces an uphill task to build another successful Olympic team for Nigeria, following his return as coach of the team.
Siasia was confirmed last Thursday as the U23 coach by the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF and will hope to go one better than he did with the team in 2008.
And knowing the level of expectations from Nigerians, Siasia has been quick to reckon that it will be very difficult to raise another team, and says it takes ‘a very long time’ to have a strong team.
“It’s going to be very difficult because the first game is in February and you know it takes a while to build a very strong team,” he commented.
“All we will do is try the best that we can to go through the qualifiers, make sure we win those matches and grow, because if we don’t win those games we can never grow, so we have to work very hard to make sure we win the games that come up in February.
“And we hope to build from there, you know it takes a very long time to build a very strong and formidable team.”
The former Nantes of France striker is expected to start work in the next couple of weeks and it is also expected that his proposal of having an open screening exercise will be approved.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 5:25pm On Oct 21, 2014|
Siasia To Hold Open Camp For National U23
Newly appointed national U23 football team and former Nigeria international, Samson Siasia says he will be having an open camp in a bid to get the next set of players for the team ahead of the 2015 All Africa Games.
Siasia was confirmed as the U23 team coach last Thursday.
The 47-year-old former Flying Eagles coach is also expected to raise a team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, and says because there aren’t any players on any list, he will be having an open screening exercise where interested players are expected to participate.
“You know we don’t have a list (of players), we just want to scout, and do an open trial as soon as we agree on it and that’s what I have discussed with Emmanuel Ikpeme (Director of technical at the NFF) and the General Secretary. And we’ll start as soon as they agree because I have already told them when we want to start,” said Siasia.
“If it is okay, we will start working with the players we will see and find those ones we think have the talent and put them aside while we continue the screening, and try to build a team while we’re doing that, but if you don’t start, you’ll never finish.”
Siasia was in-charge of the U23 team that won the silver medal in the football event of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in China, but his successor and former Eagles teammate Austin Eguavoen couldn’t qualify Nigeria for the 2012 Olympics in London.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by naijanoni(m): 10:05pm On Oct 21, 2014|
Icon4s:Okay.Didn't know that.Thanks for d info
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 4:17pm On Oct 23, 2014|
Siasia's Olympic team begin training camp Nov 3
A new Nigeria Olympic team under coach Samson Siasia will open training camp from November 3, officials have announced.
A top official told AfricanFootball.com that the resumption date has been fixed for November 3 most likely to be in Abuja.
The training camp will be of players drawn from the domestic league, which is expected to soon be concluded.
Former Super Eagles coach Siasia, who led the country’s team to the final of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has hit the ground running since his appointment was announced last week.
The U23s will battle to qualify for the 2015 All-Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville in September as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Nigeria under Austin Eguavoen failed to qualify for the 2012 All Africa Games and the 2012 London Olympics.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 5:34am On Oct 25, 2014|
[b]Arsenal Starlet Ajayi Could Feature For Nigeria U-23
Under-23 National Team Coach, Samson Siasia, has dropped a big hint that he would consider inviting players with dual citizenship to represent the squad when qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games begin.
While the likes of Chelsea starlet Dominic Solanke, Arsenal's Chuba Akpom and Lillestrom midfielder Ohi Omoijuanfo might tickle his fancy, Fifa's rules on eligibility forbids the aforementioned youngsters to turn out for the Dream Team as they all have caps for the youth teams of their countries of birth.
Also, Kenneth Otigba of SC Heerenveen and Mechelen striker Jason Adesanya can not switch nationality, having played for the junior teams of Hungary and Belgium respectively.
Having said that, there is no controversy surrounding the eligibility of defenders Semi Ajayi (Arsenal) and Godswill Elohor (Barcelona), and both are amongst the players Samson Siasia will probably hand call-ups to, on the proviso that they are willing to sport the colours of the Under 23 team.
'' The players with dual citizenship will need to get a special invitation to play for the Under 23
team. We are focused on them as well, I am looking everywhere, the ones that can help us,'' said Samson Siasia to SL10.ng.
''If they are willing to play, we will pick them. We can't force them to play for the national team.
''Semi Ajayi is an example. I will invite him if I can make contact with him.''
Samson Siasia has a good pedigree of developing talents, which contributed to the Nigeria Football Federation's decision to appoint him as coach of the Under 23 team.
The former Nantes and Lokeren attacker was in the dugout as Nigeria qualified for the finals of the 2005 FIFA Under 20 World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Glowstone(m): 8:36am On Oct 25, 2014|
Op my question is "will jordan ibe play for nigeria" and is solade from nigeria cuz when last i checked nigeria wasn't even among his origin? ?
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 3:29pm On Oct 27, 2014|
Siasia: I Will Build My Team Around Iheanacho
Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia has confirmed that his next Olympic team will be built around Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho.
Siasia has also given a contrasting view on Iheanacho to that of former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi – who believed the 18-year-old was too young and inexperienced.
Siasia praised the talents of Iheanacho and says the Flying Eagles star will definitely be a part of his team.
“Of course, definitely he will be (part of the team). You know it’s not about the age anymore it’s about what you can do as a player,” said Siasia.
“If Raheem Sterling can play for the national team at 17 and has been playing well there, but they might as well have invited him to the U20 or U21’s but it’s what that young player can give.
“Look at the South African team now, most of their players are young players and that’s what we’re looking at trying to build a strong team with.”
There has been a debate whether Kelechi Iheanacho deserves a call to the Super Eagles, but Siasia, a former Super Eagles coach himself, has wasted no time in confirming that Iheanacho will be a part of his U23 team.
The former Flying Eagles coach also praised Iheanacho’s talent describing it as outstanding, saying it is hard to miss such a talent.
“During the U17’s, I think he was the player that caught my eye. He was very outstanding and I don’t see why anybody will miss him,” added Siasia.
“He was doing well for his club in Europe before he went to America and I think he’s one of the future stars we have in Nigeria.”
Iheanacho and majority of his teammates from the 2013 U17’s are expected to form the bedrock of the next Olympic team, and also the Super Eagles’ team to go to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 3:33pm On Oct 27, 2014|
[size=20pt]Siasia: It Doesn’t Matter Where You Play[/size]
National U23 football team coach Samson Siasia has confirmed that the bulk of his team will made up of home based players, ahead of the 2015 All Africa Games and the 2016 Olympic Games.
Nigeria currently boasts a large pool of young overseas based players within the age bracket and the fans will be expecting to see most of them represent the country especially at the U23 level, but Siasia reckons that most of his players will come from Nigeria.
“We want to build a very strong Nigerian team, a home based team that can hold their own at every given time,” said Siasia.
“It doesn’t matter whether players are coming from abroad or not, they should be able to play so the coach will pick them instead of worrying about those ones playing abroad.”
But despite showing an obvious preference for home based players, Siasia however persists that only the best players will be selected irrespective of where they play.
“Everybody has to come and give their best because I will always play with the best players,” he added.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 2:43pm On Oct 28, 2014|
[size=16pt]Arsenal Starlet Ajayi Will Not Shut Door On Nigeria[/size]
The England-based representative of Arsenal starlet Semi Ajayi, 20, has said that his client is open to the possibility of representing Nigeria's Under 23 squad, the Dream Team.
Newly appointed coach Samson Siasia has strongly hinted that the central defender will be one of the first names on the squad list when he pencils down the names of invited players to prosecute qualifying matches for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Despite scoring in a scrimmage against Feldmoching, Semi Ajayi was unceremoniously dropped from the Flying Eagles squad that qualified for the second round of the 2013 Fifa Under 20s, fueling speculation that he may not want to represent Nigeria in future.
But his agent has put those arguments to bed, saying that the Arsenal youngster will honour the call - up if he's invited by Samson Siasia.
"Semi Ajayi is focused on Arsenal; he wants to play for Nigeria. He played for the Under 20 team, so he is ready to play for the Olympic team. I'm in contact with Samson Siasia,'' a representative of center back, who pleaded for anonymity, simply told SL10.ng.
Semi Ajayi's record in the 2014 - 2015 campaign reads two appearances on the substitutes bench in games against Southampton (League Cup) and Hull City (EPL), suggesting that he is inching closer and closer to making his official debut for the Gunners.
He appeared three times for the Flying Eagles at the 2013 Toulon Tournament, having featured in matches against Brazil, Belgium and Portugal.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 8:18am On Nov 10, 2014|
[b][size=14pt]Charlton Youngster Would Pick Nigeria Ahead Of England[/size]
Charlton Athletic central defender Ayo Obileye is eager to don the colours of Nigeria, and hopes to get a call-up to the Under 23 squad ahead of the start of the 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers.
Having said that, the 20-year-old has left a small window of opportunity for the England selectors to exploit if they are interested in capping him.
But he has admitted that he would opt for Nigeria if he received both invitations at the same time.
Born at Homerton Hospital in Hackney, the versatile ball- playing center back captained Sheffield Wednesday's Development Team before his transfer to The Valley in 2013.
''I would like to play for both Nigeria and England, but love to play for Nigeria because it's where I originated from and where my family are from,'' Ayo Obileye told SL10.ng.
''I would consider playing for Nigeria's Olympic Team ahead of England Under 21s if I get both invitations on the same day. Yes, my parents would love me to play for Nigeria.''
Asked about his qualities, Obileye replied : ''I'm commanding, reliable and a leader. I strictly pass out from the back, can read the game very well and I'm very good with both feet.''
''I have very good strength and aggression, in central midfield I can dictate the game, find forwards with long and short passing.
''I was made captain of Sheffield Wednesday youth team because the coach believed in me, and knew I was one of the best players in the team and knew I was a great leader.''
Ayo Obileye models his defensive game after Ledley King and Rio Ferdinand, while his favourite Nigerian defenders are Joseph Yobo and Kenneth Omeruo.
He played for the first team of Sheffield Wednesday once when he was aged 16, against Bradford City in the Football League Trophy in 2011.[/b]
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|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by joseph1013: 3:28pm On Nov 12, 2014|
[size=14pt]Nigeria U-23 Dream Team? A List Of U/23 Stars In Nigeria Football Leagues[/size]
Having seen a lot of games this season in the Glo Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League and a bit of Nigeria Nationwide League, the trio of Adepoju Tobi Samuel, Alonge Akinlolu and Olawale Quadry came up with a list of players who are eligible to feature in the national Under-23 squad ( Dream Team) who Samson Siasia, the coach of Nigeria's Under-23 national football team could consider to give a look in.
The decision to pick each player is 100% based on the player performance this season.
We concentrated on players plying their trade in Nigeria Apex league," Glo Nigeria Professional Football League" and "Nigeria National League", a player made the list from Atiba United who played in the Nigeria Nationwide League this season though the Oyo based team have gained promotion to the NNL.
Below is a list of young players in Nigeria Football Leagues who had an outstanding season and are under twenty three years old:
David Obizor (Elkanemi)
Ojo Olorunleke (Giwa)
Terkaa Melai (Lobi Stars)
Adejare Adeniyi (Prime FC)
Bright Essieme (Enyimba)
Idris Aloma (Elkanemi)
Jelili Ayodeji (Elkanemi)
Cyril Edum (Nembe City)
Osia Felix (Lobi Stars)
Chima Akas (Sharks)
Aleem Adebayo (Prime FC)
Stephen Musa (Kogi Untd)
Shiju Oshobe (Remo Stars)
Julius Oriyomi (MFM)
Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba)
Christian Pyagbara (Sharks)
Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks)
Azubuke Okechukwu Godson (Bayelsa Utd)
Ichull Lordson (Warri Wolves)
Aminu Abdulkadir (Kogi Utd)
Bina Tombiri(Nembe City)
Talabi Olumakinde (3SC)
Akeem Olalere (Prime FC)
Douglas Achiv (Lobi Stars)
Dickson Idakwo (Lobi Stars)
Charles Henlong (Giwa)
Adebogun Omotayo (Remo Stars)
Obinna Nwobodo (Enugu Rangers)
Mfon Udoh (Enyimba)
Andrew Abalogun (Enyimba)
Ajayi Junnior (3SC)
Emmanuel Egesi( Nembe City)
Ayoola Ademola (Kogi Utd)
Tiongli Tombra (Bayelsa Utd)
Auketo Chidi (MFM)
Sikiru Olatunbosun (MFM)
Utibe Archibong(Akwa Utd)
Daniel Israel (Prime FC)
Wasiu Alade (First Bank)
Samuel Adegbenro (Kwara United)
Uche Ihualuram FW (Lobi Stars)
Mbaoma Victor (Remo Stars)
Awazie Ekene (Remo Stars)
Adio Ibrahim( Atiba United FC)
Do you agree with those on the list? Did Alonge leave anyone out you think deserves to be there? Let us know in the Comments Section below.
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|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Ybholy(m): 4:45pm On Nov 12, 2014|
10 Weight Loss Tricks that Even Lazy People Cannot Ignore
What is your excuse for not working out or not losing weight? You don’t have time, you are travelling a lot, you are a foodie, or are you being just plain lazy? Well, now no more excuses are going to work for you, or keep you away from living a healthier life and getting a fitter body.
Here is a compilation of the “laziest ways to lose weight” that will make it easier for you to discipline your bulging body. Even the weirdest reasons not to sweat will be excused and be offered with a remedy.
Our ways are simple and effective but they are not to be confused with yielding results similar to running on a treadmill or doing crunches. You will need patience and discipline, and at the end, you will be pleasantly rewarded.
#1. Brush your teeth after dinner
You will be surprised when you read this one; this is not only about your dental hygiene, but for your weight loss too Brushing your teeth after dinner extinguishes unsatisfied appetite, the same appetite responsible for dessert indulgences and midnight snacking- two of the primary causes of weight gain. Brushing teeth after dinner is a signal for your mind to stop eating.
#2. Enjoy video games
The revolution of motion-sensor video games can be used to advantage to shed off those extra calories. Motion-sensor games like Wii’s boxing or Play Station’s Dance Dance Revolution can get you enough exercise to stay fit. Several such games are out in the market that will meet the needs of your daily exercise. So, get moving while enjoying your favourite video games.
#3. Use chopsticks to eat
We know you are not accustomed to it, but that is what makes this trick worth a try. Studies have shown that eating with chopsticks slows down your eating and makes you feel fuller faster, without gorging on unnecessary calories.
Eating at a slower pace helps your brain to grasp that you are full, much more quickly. So, whether it is noodles, pasta or popcorn, next time around use chopsticks to put them in your mouth.
#4. Hush! Don’t utter exercise
Do not use the word ‘Exercise’ or ‘Workout’ prior to your regime (if you have one). Call it your ‘feel good session’ or ‘stress buster time’. Often usage of words linked to intense physical activities has a negative psychological effect on you, and you tend to back off even before you start.
#5. Make some smart swaps
Replace all the whites with brown, and no we are not getting racial here. Swap the white bread, rice, pasta, flour, with their whole-grain counterparts. Replace chips and other heavy snacks with the roasted varieties. Swap the calorie-laden beverages with lemon water or healthy fresh fruit smoothies. And, instead of dessert, gorge on fruits like watermelon, banana, or strawberries when you want something sweet.
#6. Know what is on your plate
Go green to stay healthy, and keep hunger pangs at bay. So, when you are cooking, add more of vegetables to your delicious dishes to make them more healthier and filling, and to avoid opting for a second helping. Apart from these, go for a protein-rich diet as that too makes you feel fuller for a longer time, and also makes you feel more energetic.
#7. Eat at regular intervals
Do not deprive yourself. It is often deprivation that amplifies your hunger signals. Instead eat at well-spaced intervals, and limit your intake. We are talking about having 4-5 small meals during the day.
The interval between the meals should be no longer than three to four hours. It will help you to avoid the feeling of unnecessary hunger pangs.
#8. Do not skip breakfast
Breakfast gives a kick-start to your metabolism and prevents you from gobbling down calories during other meals of the day.
#9. Drink before you eat
Often, we are just thirsty but end up consuming a calorie-rich burger and smoothie. Staying hydrated eliminates confusion between thirst and hunger. Apart from water, you can also add lemon to your glass of water for instant energy boost. Also, drinking a glass or two of water before your meal will help you to feel satiated without gorging on calories.
#10. Sleep sufficiently
Now, nothing can get easier and lazier than this one. According to a survey done by Canadian researchers, those who slept 4-5 hours a day gained considerably more weight (about 2 kg.) than those who slept for 7-8 hours a day, with other factors remaining static in both conditions.
Lack of sleep triggers hunger pangs, and slows down the burning of calories. So, if you are not doing this right, then you don’t even deserve to call yourself lazy! Also, when you are out dining, always start by ordering a salad and a soup before the main course to avoid heavy calorie intake. So, now no one has ‘lazy’ as an excuse to not be healthy and fit, right?
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by arsetalks(m): 5:27pm On Nov 12, 2014|
joseph1013:I do not agree Super Eagles players should be called unless for the 3 overaged players for the Olympics. Wilshere for instance doesn't get called for the under 23 any more and he is eligible. Let Super Eagles players concentrate on the Super Eagles. The under 17-23 teams are developmental teams. Competitions in these age grades are meant to unearth players for the national team.
We need to stop this win at all cost mentality.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by arsetalks(m): 5:48pm On Nov 12, 2014|
joseph1013:Seriously, Siasia is still the best for the Super Eagles, he understand the game well. I wish Keshi accepted the fact that not age play football any more these days.
However, Siasia just like Keshi finally need to accept that we are in 2014 and not in in the 90s. Players' ego have to be managed, you can't force your ideas on them any more these days and any manager that doesn't accept that fact won't go far. Keshi just like Siasia back then need to reduce ( can eliminate I understand that ) the amount of fall outs with his players.
Joseph, good work. Can we communicate via email blogger to blogger? email@example.com
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Icon4s(m): 11:56pm On Nov 12, 2014|
My brother, let d best crop of players represent Nigeria. U saying dat Super Eagles players should nt be in the team. U remember that Messi, Aguero, Di Maria and Mascherano were already established players when dey beat Nigeria at d 2008 Olympics final?
The Nigeria's dream team 1 sqaud dat struck gold were made up 70% of Super Eagles players.
Hey! By the way, the only foreign Super Eagles players that are eligible are Kenneth Omeruo and Imoh Ezekiel. And in my Opinion dey are nt yet established players, dey dnt even play in top leagues yet.
Let d best crop of players represent Nigeria pls.
And op, I love dat list of home based players. There are some prominent names (for those dat watch d NFPL) on dat list. They should form d bed rock of d team and let d foreign guys come and compete for jessies.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by thegoodjoehunt3(m): 9:35am On Nov 13, 2014|
arsetalks:Coach Keshi was the first to call Iheanacho to the National team. Coach Keshi built his CHAN team around Iheanacho. Nacho absconded from the camp to push his Man City deal.
Nacho's absconding destroyed all the work prepared for the team.
Coach Keshi actually does not put age over talent. He will call Nacho back. He is just angry that his instruction as a National team coach was disobeyed. Coach Keshi advised Nacho to sign a post dated contracted that kicks off after the CHAN tourney. They signed an immediate contract and he was ruled out.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by arsetalks(m): 9:39am On Nov 13, 2014|
thegoodjoehunt3:I dont know how old are you but if you are at least 28-29 years old and have been following football for a while, flash back to 1994 AFCON in Tunis and then you will know Siasia has no moral obligation to insist on players not going to play for their foreign clubs at the disadvantage of their national team.
Note, I like Keshi only like Siasia, Okocha and Oliseh more but if we have to call a spade exactly what it is, Keshi's method is the main reason he is not doing well. You can't force players any more, you simply have to MANAGE them.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by thegoodjoehunt3(m): 9:47am On Nov 13, 2014|
arsetalks:Coach Keshi was a player before he became a Coach. He was making the best decision for Nacho. For instance, the Work Permit issues at England is tricky. If Nacho played for the Super Eagles at CHAN, he would have easily qualified as a special talent. His work permit process would have been easy.
The boy was not just called up. He was in camp. The tournament was three weeks away. Coach Keshi gave a life line of a post dated contract and a one week break.
Nacho abandoned his team mates and the Coach and rejected the advise of the National team manager.
Coach Keshi can not be blamed here.
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by Mustack: 10:13am On Nov 13, 2014|
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by jobsat34(m): 10:53am On Nov 13, 2014|
nice work here bro... i cant wait to see kingsley sokari in action (believe me, he is the next big thing out there in our local league.. and yes, forget those strikers dem)...
There is this dmf plying for 3sc, oladapo (i hope i get it right).. he is just a xavi in the making..
|Re: All The News About The Olympic Eagles (U-23) HERE! by arsetalks(m): 11:43am On Nov 13, 2014|
thegoodjoehunt3:Na mate, Work permit is only valid for FIFA recognised matches. CHAN is not FIFA recognised. If it was, are you saying the boy's agent and City are that stupid not to know it will enhance his chances?
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