Monday, 24 September 2012

Eagles to replace Nwankwo

Eagles coach Stephen
Keshi is looking at
several other players to
replace Italy-based
Obiora Nwankwo who
struggled in Liberia this
Top team officials
informed MTN- that
Nwankwo was slow
and sluggish against
the Lone Star of Liberia
in Monrovia and as
such they are on the
look-out for a more
capable replacement
for the player, who has
failed to make the
grade at Inter Milan.
Chelsea star Mikel Obi is
already a sure bet to
be recalled for the
return leg match
against Liberia on
October 13 in Calabar,
but should he again
opt out, officials are
also weighing other
Joel Obi from Inter
Milan, Kano Pillars star
Gabriel Reuben and
Nigeria U20 star
Kenneth Omeruo are
among the names that
have been suggested
to replace Nwankwo.
However, there
remains doubt over the
match fitness of both
Joel Obi, who has just
returned from a long-
term injury, and
Rueben, who was ruled
out of the Liberia game
on account of a groin
Omeruo, on the other
hand, has been in
fantastic form for his
Dutch club ADO Den
Haag playing at right
back but can also play
at central defence or as
a defensive midfielder.
The 18-year-old shone
at right back on
Sunday night at home
against champions Ajax
Amsterdam in a game
that finished 1-1.
He has confirmed his
availability for the
Flying Eagles return leg
qualifier against South
Africa on October 7.
It remains a big
mystery why this
Chelsea loanee has yet
to be capped at full
international level by

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