CAN 2008 : Nigeria warns players of massive Ivorian turn-out


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CAN 2008 : Nigeria warns players of massive Ivorian turn-out

Due to its close proximity to the Ghana – Ivory Coast border, The Nigerian Super Eagles have been warned of a possible flood of Ivorian supporters to Sekondi, the venue of the first match between Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire. Mr. Ike Okolo, advised the footballers not to panic under harsh criticisms, crowd hostilities or even an early outing.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has been named as the continents top team on the FIFA ranking ahead of the CAN tournament. The Ivory Coast placed fifth.

This should console the Team’s Berti Vogt, who made training camp for the Eagles compulsory. Setanta Sports reported last week that he was not too happy with salary payments and might decide to resign from his position.


Coach:
Berti Vogts Selection

Captain: Nwankwo Kanu,

Goalkeepers:
Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel),
Austin Ejide (Bastia, France),
Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei-Yehuda, Israel)

Defence:
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 (Portsmouth, England),
Nwankwo Kanu (Portsmouth, England),
Obafemi Martins (Newcastle, England),
Ayodele Makinwa (Lazio, Italy),
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton, England).

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