2 years later and after their defeat at the on-going world cup 2014 in Brazil,Osaze has announced again that he would no longer be playing for Nigeria *sigh* He either keeps coming back because of the money or he must really love Nigeria… All the best Osaz!
Vincent has also announced his decision to leave the National.
I am really sad about this because he was born to catch balls and he did Nigeria……
Its so easy to love the way he handles his hustle.
If indeed,he is leaving the team and no one can talk him into staying,then i
send him forth with a kiss….Mwah Vincent and thank you.
Nigerians will miss you honey!
I dont know why i cannot shake off the feeling that something happened in Brazil…an eye opener for some of these players….That high profile delegation from Nigeria should probably never have visited them.Methinks the politics in the NFA has become a full grown monster…hmmmm,where is my crystal ball?
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Mr. Vampire suarez has been banned for four months from all football related activities by FIFA for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the Uruguay-Italy match played on June 24th.
FIFA’s disciplinary committee released a statement on their website stating this. See it below…
“The player Luis Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and art. 57 of the FDC (an act of unsporting behaviour towards another player).
· The player Luis Suárez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay’s next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team’s subsequent official matches in accordance with art. 38 par. 2a) of the FDC. Continue…
· The player Luis Suárez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four (4) months in accordance with art. 22 of the FDC.
· A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suárez in accordance with art. 21 of the FDC as follows: the player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban (point 3). The player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine-match suspension (point 2).
· The player Luis Suárez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000 ($112,000).
The decision was notified to the player and the Uruguayan FA today.
“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez’s guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated,” said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
Fenerbahce defender Joseph Yobo has stressed that Nigeria will not focus on stopping Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi when they square off with Argentina on Wednesday afternoon.
The Super Eagles skipper has pointed out that there are 10 other players that will be on parade at the Estádio José Pinheiro Borba.
“Messi is a legend. Unbelievable. But it is not just Messi. The whole team is good. But we know he can produce what he did against Iran, which was a difficult game,” Joseph Yobo said.
Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi added : “Messi is a normal human being. He is a football player. We have to create our strategy.”
No matter the outcome of the game with Argentina, Nigeria will advance to the last 16 of the World Cup if Iran fails to beat Bosnia on Wednesday.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been ranked the best goalkeeper so far in the on-going FIFA World Cup by Castrol’s player rating. Enyeama has not conceived any Goals..
Do you Agree with this Rating?
Head Coach of the national football team, Stephen Keshi who orchestrated Nigeria’s win at the African Cup of Nations last year, has been unveiled as a brand ambassador to one of the world’s leading beverage brand Pepsi.
Keshi alongside his assistant coach Daniel Amokachi and full back Elderson Echiejile were unveiled amidst cheers from the audience at an event tagged the “Pepsi Samba Party”. The inclusion of these new stars to Pepsi’s existing line-up of football ambassadors namely Victor Moses and Peter Osaze creates one of the most multi-talented and iconic line ups ever.
In appreciation, the “big boss” as Keshi is called thanked Pepsi for being a major supporter of the beautiful game of soccer and sports in Nigeria. “When I am on national duties, I always make sure I put in my best and when the going gets tough on the pitch, that’s when I dig deep and bring out something I never knew was there.
We may be very few on the pitch of play but we realize that our team actually comprises of 160 million Nigerian fans who always support and cheer us on. Pepsi is a great brand and I am happy and honoured to be associated with it”
Head of Marketing, Seven Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Norden Thurston, said, “Here in Nigeria, the passion for football knows no bounds.
With Pepsi’s fantastic new line up this passion is set to rise higher than ever before as fans and consumers from across the country identify with Pepsi football stars they admire” He went on to add that “Keshi and our other brand ambassadors have always made us proud and it was now their moment to shine.”
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