The final team came out to be just as i had speculated. I had thought we’ll; end up with a six striker squad but was wrong. It turned out to be eight. You can’t really blame Vogts for this selection. No coach will leave out ;his best players for sake of having too many in same position.
Mikel obi is not a player Nigerians look up to much. We’ll have to let him play in the midfield and see how he fares. Seyi Olofinjana, Onyekachi and Etuhu aren’t qualities we can really expect much from. All-in-all, when things get difficult, Kanu, Utaka and Osaze may have to fall back to the midfield despite not being natural midfielders. These are players we can really trust to deliver.So it goes down to exactly as i had predicted in my post.
See full team List Below:
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Austin Ejide (Bastia, France), Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei-Yehuda, Israel)
Defenders: Onyekachi Apam (Nice, France), Taye Taiwo (Marseille, France), Joseph Yobo (Everton, England), Obinna Nwaneri (FC Sion, Switzerland), Danny Shittu (Watford, England), Rabiu Afolabi (Sochaux, France), Ifeanyi Emeghara (Steua Bucharest, Romania), Richard Eromoigbe (Levski Sofiaj, Bulgaria)
Midfielders: Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England), Seyi Olofinjana (Wolverhampton, England), Onyekachi Okonkwo (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Dickson Etuhu (Sunderland, England)
Strikers: Ikechukwu Uche (Getafe, Spain), Obinna Nsofor (Chievo Verona, Italy), Osaze Odemwingie (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), John Utaka, Nwankwo Kanu (both Portsmouth, England), Obafemi Martins (Newcastle, England), Ayodele Makinwa (Lazio, Italy), Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton, England)
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