Osaze on the road to full recovery
Sunday Mar 16, 2014. 08:55
highlights what Nigerias World Cup hopefuls are doing at their various clubs
in Europe ahead of Brazil 2014.
Osaze Odemwingie: He continued to press for
consideration for the World Cup chance after he netted a brace for Stoke City
in a big 3-1 win over West Ham United. He scored in the 32nd and 79th minutes
and was on from start to finish. He is back on track after a forgettable stint
at Cardiff City and coach Stephen Keshi has said he may reconsider him for the
World Cup, but he first has to talk with the outspoken striker.
Sunday Mba: He scored his second goal in the
league for CA Bastia in a 1-0 win over Troyes in French second division. He
played full game. It is left to be seen if his goals and game-time in the
French lower league will be enough to get him into the 30-man provisional squad
for Brazil 2014.
Efe Ambrose: He was on from start to finish as
Celtic defeated hosts Kilmarnock 3-0. He is a certainty for the World Cup, but
will he still be playing at right back?
Chinedu Obasi: He was a 46th minute substitute
for Schalke 04 in a 2-1 win at Augsburg. He has an outside chance to be on the
flight to Brazil as he last featured for the Eagles at the 2010 World Cup.
John Ogu: He
was again left out of by Academica de Coimbra as they drew 1-1 at home with
Sporting Braga. His lack of action could well count against him for Nigeria.
Michael Eneramo: He was on for the entire
duration of the game as Karabukspor drew goalless with Galatasaray.
Sone Aluko: He was a 46th minute substitute for
Hull City as they lost 2-0 at home to Manchester City. He could be a good
option for the left side of attack for the Eagles as Nnamdi Oduamadi has yet to
convince in that role.
Nnamdi Oduamadi: He was on for 90 minutes for
Varese in a 3-0 home loss to Padova.
Victor Anichebe: He saw action for 89 minutes
for West Brom in a vital 2-1 win at Swansea and was booked in the 26th minute.
Joseph Yobo: He played full game as Norwich City
lost 4-2 to Southampton.
Kenneth Omeruo: He was a Trojan in the heart of
Middlesbrough defence in a goalless draw with AFC Bournemouth in the English
Championship. He looked sharp against Mexico and this has to be because he is
now playing for Boro.
Godfrey Oboabona: He saw action for the entire
duration for Rizespor in a 2-2 draw with Besiktas. He returned to the squad
after missing three games in a row.
Shola Ameobi: He was a 71st minute substitute
for Newcastle United as they lost 1-0 at Fulham. He replaced Pappis Cisse. He
has yet to score in the EPL this season but Keshi holds him in very high
Vincent Enyeama: He kept a clean sheet for Lille
against Nantes as they played out a goalless draw.
Ahmed Musa: He was in action for champions CSKA Moscow in a
1-0 home win over Zenit St.Petersburg He played full game and his army club
have reduced the gap with leaders Lokomotiv Moscow.
Austin Ejide: He was in goal in Israel for Hapoel Be'er
Sheva as they lost 1-0 at Hapoel Ra'anana.
Ramon Azeez: He was on for the entire duration
for Almeria as they lost 3-1 to Rayo Vallencano. Almeria are now battling for
survival in La Liga.
Mikel Obi: He was an unused substitute for
Chelsea as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa. His limited game-time must be a big
worry for the Eagles as he is one of the stars billed to shine in Brazil in
Juwon Oshaniwa: The left fullback was in action
for the entire game for Israeli club Ashdod in a 1-1 draw at Hapoel Acre.