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Onazi Joins Serie A Club Crotone On Three-Year Contract

Onazi Joins Serie A Club  Crotone On Three-Year Contract

Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has joined Serie A newcomers Crotone on a three-year deal, reports Completesports.com.

Onazi joined The Pythagoreans on a free transfer after severing ties with Turkish Super Lig club Denizlispor.

The 27-year-old terminated his contract wiqth Denizlispr over unpaid wages.

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He will play alongside compatriot and striker ‘Simy’ Nwankwo, who was with him at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and finished as top scorer in Serie B this past season.

Onazi started his professional career at another Serie A club Lazio in 2012.

The combative midfielder scored four goals in 76 league appearances for the club before linking up with Trabzonspor in 2016.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ayphillydegreat 4 days ago

    Great move. It’s good for him to be back in the Scudetto. Will most definitely need to work very hard to regain his place in the SuperEagles. Play week in week out and the battle for a spot in this SuperEagles midfield hots up. Aribo, Iwobi, Ndidi, Etebo, Ejaria, Azeez, Onazi, Mikel Agu, including Azubuike Zubby Okechukwu. Lots of real quality options in that midfield going forward. 

     
    • JimmyBall 4 days ago

      … Who is MIKEL AGU? Please Onazi is not on same level of experience and effectiveness with Mikel and Azeez… Those two can’t still tie his shoe lace…

       
      • Jones 4 days ago

        The fact that you asked that question means you dont follow Nigeria football….because Mikel has been doing well in Portugal…while Onazi was struggling in Turkey, even before the termination of his contract

         
        • JimmyBall 4 days ago

          … Go and sit down, some of you want the team only made of Igbos even though some of those you all clamor for are just average like Mikel AGU… What about Peter Olayinka?

           
          • Jones 4 days ago

            Why are you bringing in tribalism ….very unnecessary kid

             
          • DiMastta 3 days ago

            …Peter Olayinka? Oga you dey watch back of TV? Onazi is a defensive midfielder, Olayinka is a top nine/wide man.

            By the way, Mikel NDUBUSI AGU is Igbo. If you have anything against Igbo’s dominance of Nigerian football, take your anger to The Almighty who made them energetically fit for the game.

            Don’t hate the Player, hate the game.

             
          • Edoguy 2 days ago

            By the way Mikel Agu, Ndidi, Victor Moses, Isaac Success, Osimhen, Ighalo are all from Edo state.

            Agu and Ndidi grew up in Benin. Edo has contributed all Nigeria’s top 9 apart from Yekini and Emenike since the 90’s. Yet we dont brag that we are enegetically superior.

            Please stop the Igbo sentiments and enjoy football. If Nigeria was like the Super Eagles, we would have been a better country

             
        • JimmyBall 4 days ago

          Onazi was injured… Injury is part of football.

           
        • JimmyBall 3 days ago

          I know Mikel AGU… he does not cut any figure with Eagles.

           
  • Oakfield 4 days ago

    Wow, great move! hoping to see wearing the green again as ur form improves by HIS Grace. It can only get better.

     
  • Good omen and channel for Onazi to return to SE. I pray for severe injury free season for you in Jesus name  

     
  • Kelechi Nwakali will be there from now going foward, Peter Etebo also getting bags of experience. Also Joe Aribo, We have Wilfred Ndidi, I mean the list goes on Onazi is not needed for now, except if it is down to injury or unavailability of at least 4 main crop guys simultaneously which I do not foresee happening and pray it doesn’t. Onazi is not needed for now. he got too comfortable and lacked ambition to improve his qualities.

     
  • Will Onazi Make A Return To The Super Eagles?

    Nigeria’s Super Eagles were holding former world champions France 0:0 at the second round of the 2014 World Cup before Eddy Onazi was brutally and maliciously fouled by Blaise Matuidi.

    After he was stretched off, Nigeria’s midfield began to show cracks with the Eagles eventually conceding 2 late goals to be knocked out of the tournament.

    Onazi was at the height of his game in 2014 but slowly declined in effectiveness before eventually losing his place in the Super Eagles to the likes of Wilfred Ndidi and Peter Etebo.

    These days, he rarely gets invited to the national team due to loss of form, injuries, availability of young and quality options and to an extent the league to which he plays his football.

    But is all going to change?

    This week, it was reported that Ogenyi Onazi joined Serie A newcomers Crotone on a three-year deal.

    The 27 year old defensive midfielder joined The Pythagoreans on a free transfer after severing ties with Turkish Super Lig club Denizlispor over unpaid wages.

    This is indeed a game-changer.

    At the time when many Super Eagles first team players ply their trade in top 10 European leagues, this move to the Italian Serie A can only be a step in the right direction in Onazi’s attempts of reviving his fast fading Super Eagles career.

    The 2013 Afcon winning midfielder’s penultimate game for the West African nation came at a pre-World Cup friendly against England on 02 June 2018. It was a match to forget for the slightly diminutive midfielder as he was at the heart of the 2 goals conceded by Nigeria in the encounter.

    His goal-line leap wasn’t high enough to prevent Gary Cahill’s header, off a corner kicks, from crashing into the back of the net for England’s first goal in 7 minutes; he then lost possession in a dangerous area in 38 minutes for Harry Kane to eventually profit from this and beat Uzoho with a low drive for England’s second goal.

    Onazi last featured for Nigeria on the 08 September 2018 in Afcon qualifier.

    Injuries, fitness issues, loss of form and availability of young vibrant players for Nigeria are all factors that have conspired in keeping the door of Super Eagles invitation shut to Onazi since 2018.

    However, now that he is on the books of Crotone in the Italian Serie A, all of that is likely to change.

    “Wow, great move (to Italy)! hoping to see Onazi wearing the Green-White-Green again as his form improves,” remarked Mr.Oakfield in one of the threads above.

    Indeed, Onazi would need to work his way back to full fitness and hope that his injuries nightmare are well and truly behind him.

    With his wealth of experience and midfield expertise, it would be fascinating to see Onazi return to regular football in Italy playing alongside Simmy Nwankwo.

    If that happens, his road back to the Super Eagles would be as free as an Express Road devoid of any sort of traffic.

    **thanks for the mention the other day, Collins ID (you will always have a Fan in me).**

     
  • Collins id 3 days ago

    Dio my man. only the imortals will refuse to dance to the riddim of ur analysis. its indeed a pleasure to have u around. in my playing days i was a midfielder nick named zinedine zidan, some football fans in Ajah lekki will still remember that name. just to say i know how the engine of the game should sound like. i have never seen a quality DM in the eagles like the person of onazi its very rear, (the person who is close is azubuike) his quality is classic strictly italian. if u look at the likes of de rossi, gattusso, and presently varretti, this is onazi’s kind of quality. wat happened in england can happen to anybody. dont forget how stephen gerrards mistake costs england to lose to france(euro 2004 group stage) not to talk of a comon frendly match. Onazi was there when will bit cameroun 4 0 and drew away. he was there when we bit zambia home and away also with algeria. the truth is that mikel was the problem of that team and nobody wants to indentify him as the problem becos of favoritism. onazi was there wen we bit poland in poland same year. he doesnt give u unecesary fouls and can easily transit from deffence to attacks his easy flowing passes even with closed. eyes is wat etebo and ndidi still struggles to get right despite their wcup and afcon experience(wetin nor dey nor dey) by the way do u realise that the 2018 wcup was messed up by our poor midfielders where all three men lack ideas. they played all three matchs without no assist coming from three of them not even second to assist, the two goals musa scores came from moses and omeruo. thank God for iwobi u for see disgrace in that last afcon. midfield is not by gragra. its stricktly inteligents, which is onazi’s trade mark. go and ceck his record in lazio for only two years 4 goals as DM. also in turkey his videos are there to watch now its a seria A side. he is never used to the bench like some our present mifielders wey nor fit play english second division going loan to loan like say na money him be. or our bross wey despite 11 years for chelsea no european top four get interest up til now exept second division, or china. the one dat is the best tackler cost us algetia match with his gragrability same against madagascar. etebo lack of awareness loses the ball 5 times dangerously to the argentines and ukraine nobody is talking about their errors but only one mistake from onazi in a friendly match against a superior team like england playing in their home soil was the reason why he became a scape goat to the extent the guy nor even toch ball for wcup. what and insane judgement. well there is God ooooh and that is what we are realising soon.

     
    • Yinkus 3 days ago

      If anybody watch that friendly match between super eagle and italy in November 2013.You Will know that onazi is a great DM whom my heart still goes to. Onazi can switch from being DM to MM to AM. Just a pity the guy was froze out of eagles. Onazi accurate hot long range shot can be liken to that of sunday Olishe.Ask Babatunde He will tell you how shot can brake waist.

       
    • Fredrick Oselu 2 days ago

      I have seen Onazi and sometimes he can be very good .
      In 2014,the match against France , the moment he got injured the whole midfield collapsed .Up till then he was the man of the match .He had easily outsmarted Pogba.

      The game was lost with his injury.

       
      • JimmyBall 2 days ago

        …@Frederick, they will soon insult you here for speaking the truth. Some Super Eagles fans have very short memory and soon forget football careers of some players can have ups and down which is normal in any other career in life. We should be happy that he (Onazi) has shaken off his injury worries and has just signed on a free transfer at Crotone that also have Simmy Nwankwo… we should be happy we will have the opportunity of watching two good players still useful to SE in the colours of crotone this opening football season rather, some super football analysts who are only truly adept at reading negative comments online and distributing them about players who seemingly are passing through a difficult career patch… some people call Onazi fat and useless like at @Drey (Mr. Analysis), meanwhile an Italian top-flight team still find he (Onazi) worthy to sign… shame go catch a lot of naysayers here when season end and some people get called back to continue to function for SE… Taribo West watched Aribo against Benin Republic, and seeing how the young man struggled plainly aired his views that the young man (Aribo) may not be the finished product whose praises Nigerians have already started singing and people wanted to crucify him… someone like Taribo who is a world renown defender giving honest assessment… when we match up again against Cameroon, Congo DR, Cote d’voire and Senegal, some super analysts will realize African football is different frfom European football… Go ask Samuel Eto’o and Drogba who confessed Afcon is tougher than World cup… how many goals did Sallah and Mane scored last term Afcon? Over sabi go kill some people here…

         
        • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

          Hehehehe……I can see my analyses are killing you faster than Covid…..infact they pour acid on your heart…..that is why you are also trying to also be a wannabe telling us plenty of crap about how football is now more dynamic and how Olayinka and Xavi are Left Midfielder and Defensive midfielder respectively…..LMAO. You are doing wehhhh…..keep it up…LMAO

          You see your problem, you have jumped from onazi now to Aribo and toughness of african football…that is how you have been jumping left right and centre up and down with blind arguements.

          Some poeple are just pathetic lairs…..first, claiming they played football to the highest level then attributing what someone never said to them. Pls copy and paste where @Dr.Drey called Onazi fat and useless.

          You claim you played football to the highest level, but your brain has not told you that when a player who has played all his career in Europe plays his 1st games on African soil, he will struggle a little. The same Aribo is the one a World class international like Steven Gerrard called one of the most important players of his team.

          Oga football is not by sentiments….if you truly played at the highest level as you lied to have, you will know that by now. We dont have short memory, we only choose not to live in the past. 2014 is 6 years ago…..6 years is an era in the world of football. Onazi of 6 years ago is not the same Onazi of today. Onazi of 6 years ago was playing for Lazio, Onazi of today will be playing in Crotone after being displaced from Trabzonspor (by the same Mikel you are denigrating) and an uneventful spell at Denilzispor….that is a huge difference….as different as Night and day. We all sympathized with him during the times he was on the treatment tables and we all wished him quick recoveries, but you dont have to shove him down our throats as the next best thing to happen to the SE. He was an awesome players in his days…..but he wasnt a perfect player either….stop denigrating those who are there now because you are sympathizing with Onazi….that is hypocrisy.

          Nobody pushed onazi out of the SE, he was still part of the team after 2018 WC and played in some qualifiers. Its was Injuries, fitness and form that denied him of a place in the SE. And if he is to return to the SE it is going to be as a result of absence of injuries, top form and fitness that will earn him a return. Stop hating on all the players who have taken their chances while Onzai was away. the SE is not Onazi’s father’s property….as a matter of fact its no man’s property. Onazi will not return to the SE based on his form in year 2014…..he will return to the SE based on his form in 2020 and beyond…..get that into your empty lieing skull, before coming to tell us how Onazi was better than Xavi and Iniesta put together. And depending on the number of midfielders the coach needs at any point in time, if Onazi’s fitness and form does not match those who are there now who have been lighting up top leagues with their performance, then HE WILL NOT SMELL SE. Unfortunately, there is absolutely nothing you can do about that. QED.

          The National team is not a rehab…!

           
          • JimmyBall 2 days ago

            …@Drey, I have eaten your lunch today. Lay your analytical jargons bare-faced and you can no longer write those your inept and shallow analyses here anymore for anyone to take serious and you are now agitated… hahaha. I will not expose you next time brother… my bad! You are a fat liar… how often have you called Onazi one with fat waistline here as if you are his tailor who measures and sows him cloths each time… Go sidon! You are busted baba… hahaha! Belittling players yet you never kicked orange in your life…

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

            Hahahaha…I’m really reeling with laughter….See who is talking about shallow analyses….you that wrote a whole bunch of beer-parlour jist of how football is now fluid to back up your spurious claim that Olayinka has become a midfielder and Xavi a defensive midfielder against every information and public knowledge available out there. LMAO. No wonder someone solicited help for you to be able to pay your TV dues so that you can start watching matches once again and stop talking crap on things you have zero idea about.

            I have to told you to copy and paste where I stated that “..at 27 years Onazi should forget SE…” OR where I said “…Onazi is fat and useless…” Let’s see who the real lair is here. I dont know why it is so difficult for you to do. I have also told you to tell us the club where you “played at the Highest Level” wey nobody see your logo….it is still too heavy for your mouth to say or for your fingers to type…LMAO.

            You’ve been jumping from one point of baseless arguement to the other since over 24hrs ago…from Onazi to Mikel to Ndidi, to Aribo to how Peter Olayinka is your best performing Nigerian players out there to African football is tougher than World cup…..so who is becoming agitated between the two of us…LMAO…your confusion is even confusing you more and more. You got seriously frustrated with your own bunch of crap that you started using insulting words when your crap wasnt making sense to you anymore….LMAO….”If a player plays occasionally left wing, and going back and in the middle….yen yen yen….he has suddenly become a midfielder…LMAO

            You claimed played at the highest level yet all the current SE players are inferior to people who cannot make the team….including people whose best form was 6-7 years ago. From Musa Mohammed is better than all the full backs in the SE to Alampasu is better than all the goalkeepers in the team to Nwakali is better than all the midfielders in the team. Today it is Onazi that is better than all the midfielders in the team…..lets just pray mikel does not move to Crotone in January, because somebody who is far better than Mikel will get displaced. Im sure by next week it is Isaac Success that will be better than all the strikers of the SE.

            You really played football to the highest level. LMAO. Infact I dey see you for Bayern Munich lineup every weekened…..LMAO.
            Blatant lair…!!! LMAO

            What is sweeting my belle in all these is that after all these your rants, it is G.Rohr that will have the final say…..chop sorry ehn….LMAO. Manage am like that.

            @Sammy has giving you the best reply to all the biting of trees that you’ve been doing here since 24 hrs ago..he said…

            “….O boy this guys ignorance is flashing red light. A good Samaritan should please pay DSTV premium subscription for this man, so he can start watching football matches…”

            Incase you dont understand english, sammy was just telling you that your are ‘talking in the nonsense’…..LMAO

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

            See some of the replies to your stupidity here…LMAO

            @Jones 2 days ago
            The fact that you asked that question means you dont follow Nigeria football….because Mikel has been doing well in Portugal…while Onazi was struggling in Turkey, even before the termination of his contract.

            @DiMastta 1 day ago
            …Peter Olayinka? Oga you dey watch back of TV? Onazi is a defensive midfielder, Olayinka is a top nine/wide man.
            (The same Olayinka you are claiming is a left midfielder…maybe you watched the match where he played as a left midfielder from you cooking pot…LMAO…Everyone knows olayinka as a Forward…oga ‘played at highest level’ wrote crap stories of how modern football fluidity has made him a left midfielder….LMAO)

            @Lord AMO 21 hours ago
            Let’s hope he gets back to form because his recent form is nowhere close to the Onazi of 2013 or the subsequent years since.

            @Abdul andah 9 hours ago
            Onazi ke! Onazi wey don finish thereafter matuidi’s clumsy tackle on him in 2014 world cup. They dey use sleep compare death?

            @Sammy 6 hours ago

            “….O boy this guys ignorance is flashing red light. A good Samaritan should please pay DSTV premium subscription for this man, so he can start watching football matches…”

            I cant just stop laughing at how much of a fool you have made of yourself here on this topic…..you got frustrated to the point of even bringing tribalism into it. I played at the highest level…I played at the highest level yen yen yen…hahahaha..na only you play football for here…the rest of us play Ballfoot…!!! LMAO

             
          • JimmyBall 2 days ago

            …@Drey… this matter pain you. I wont bust you next time. Now go back to reading goal.com and sports souvenir! Hahaha… guyman got busted insulting players who have sacrificed so much to get us international accolades as if his memory is epileptic… if you are not dense you will know that wingers are classified more as midfielders these days because of how vital they have to play to help with numbers when a team is being pressed in the middle, at the back and upfront.

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

            @Sammy 6 hours ago

            “….O boy this guy’s ignorance is flashing red light. A good Samaritan should please pay DSTV premium subscription for this man, so he can start watching football matches…” LMAO

            Why not also classify Wingbacks too as midfielders, and classify midfielders as strikers (since midfielders are expected to score more nowadays) and classify strikers as defenders (since they are expected to initiate pressing from front especially now when goal kicks can be received in the penalty box…..LMAO.)

            There are many dunces on this forum, but you are by far the most valuable dunce of CSN…LMAO. You played football at the highest level true true….LMAO

             
  • JimmyBall 3 days ago

    I applaud you Collin id… Your submission is truly from someone who has played football and knows what it is to sweat and cover grass on the pitch. Mikel has been the problem in our midfield long ago because he does not put in the amount of work to compliment comidfielders and in the combat of midfield as he does in his clubs… It showed and got exposed during last year nations cup… He read the message and resigned… Onazi has passion for Nigeria and he complained about Mikels attitude several times openly and this was the reason he was frozen out from the team eventually… He is very outspoken and his move to Crotone has further underlined that continuing with Super Eagles is very important to him… Any midfielder will know what we have in Ndidi, Etebo especially their showing in last Nations cup and world cup does not inspire much confidence on crunch days… Onazi us just 27yrs and mates with Musa and Umeruo… If he is getting his grind still at club level… then he needs to be back in SE… Look at how Mikel despite slowing to inefficiency in his latter years was still being tolerated and given starters berth until he got exposed in last Afcon! I vote for Onazi any day…

     
    • Chibenye 3 days ago

      You and that Collins are incredibly daft. Onazi is fat now, became supplus to requirements at trabsonspor and got shipped out. you 2 olodos are still banking on the good games he had for super eagles 6 years ago. Until hegets contract at 33 like Mikel you can come back to this platform let’s talk. For now, continue lameting about ur Benue fat boy’s absense from the SE.

       
  • Collins id 3 days ago

    @jimmyball, thank you my brother. U see the last time i stated here that onazi and Mba was the reason we won 2013 afcon somebody wanted to eat me up here. I wont blame him bcos he didnt understand from which angle i am talking from. To futher explain, if you look at senegal they had everything it takes to win the last afcon eccept for the absent of an inteligent midfielder, some people dont kno how important that role is. Look at spain after the retired xavi, i am not taking anything away from the rest of our players in that turnament (moses,mikel,amunike,ideye) all did well. But i know that without onazi coming in the midfield in our last three games against ivorians, mali, and burkina in the final believe there is noway we could have won that cup. Only late keshi knows this fact. Nigeria stuggled in the first 3 games, igiebor and fegor was no where to be found. and my mind was telling keshi to bring in this man bcos i followed him well in lazio and in friendlies against catalonia and paraguay. I know he is the master planner we needed to go pass ivorycoast and mali. He have the ball sense that wowed yaya and tiote. Roving around like ngolo kante early days with classic passes and touches. To later prove me right we won more games with him and lose more without him. The game against france at the quater 2014 second round exposed the team in the second half after he was injured. I hope he get back to form he will definately be usefull to us expecialy in cases of injuries to our present regulars.

     
    • JimmyBall 3 days ago

      … Thanks Collinid… We will continue to share truth no matter which sections of SE fans hate it out of unreason.

       
    • Lord AMO 3 days ago

      Let’s hope he gets back to form because his recent form is nowhere close to the Onazi of 2013 or the subsequent years since.

       
  • Ub.F 3 days ago

    This is the main reason AFRICA (NIGERIA) will never move forward…
    I cant believe that grown-up men and self acclaimed football stars can reason this way.

    Bcos ONAZI had a good season in 2013/2014 he should be brought back to SE even when he later loose form and become complacent…

    Do u pple watch and understand the art of this lethal game atall???

    I think ENGLAND should recall CAHIL bcos he’s doing well at CRYSTAL PALAC, DANY ROSE, SMALLING, DANY WELBECK, STURIDGE, YOUNG etc.

    Brazil should overlook RICHARLISON and VINICIOUS and recall WILLIANS & OSCAR.

    FRANCE should keep inviting LACAZADE, even when MBAPPE has out performed him. Drop KANTE or MATUIDI for BAKAYOKO.

    I remember germany 2006 WC, Oliver KAHN was given a bench role while LEHMAN that performed well during that season was in post…
    But KAHN, a formal hero supose to play according to some self acclaimed footballers…

    AFTER WE WILL EXPECT NIGERIA TO MOVE FORWARD…

     
    • Bros, don’t mind those rookies that’s calling themselves ballers, they forgot football is play based on present form not past Glories.

      Imagine someone claiming Mikel is our problem in the midfield, a player that constantly get over 70% playing times under 8 different coaches within a space of 11 seasons with the like of ballack, Essien, Diarra, makaleli in same position a failure in the national team?

      Sometimes I wonder if some people watch the back of their TV. So now Onazi is better than Ndidi, and etebo, that’s why he was signed by Barca abi, yeye people.

      If they know football, they won’t spew rubbish.

       
      • JimmyBall 3 days ago

        … If your Mikel Obi is so big in the game he played, why is he now wanted only around teams in championship and weak leagues? Onazi is weak yet you couldn’t manage second round in Russia 2018 neither could you go past Algeria in nations cup, a team we had beat home and away one year prior… In both instances Onazi was not in the team and little Madagascar shut all your mouths before Algeria put you in your place… When I remember nations cup I just remember Ndidi and Etebo being robotically ineffective with little Bennecer bullying them both… Onazi is still very much needed in SE… You all can go sulk.

         
        • So @Jimmyball, deep in your mind, if let’s say you appointed the coach of SE today, you will play Onazi ahead of Ndidi, Etebo, Mikel, Aribo etc? Answer honestly

           
  • Ub.F 3 days ago

    Ever since ONAZI moves to EUROPE in 20012, mention one key starts that makes his stand tall in SERIE A ….
    Can he be listed among the best top 10 DMs in his “one season wonder” playing career days???

    The same NDIDI u pple are condeming and calling ‘GRAGRA’ cannot be overlooked in EUROPE…
    “STARTS DON’T LIE”
    It’s there for proves…

    NO LEAGUE CAN REQUEST FOR A WORK PERMIT B4 NDIDI IS ALLOWED TO PLAY IN THEIR LEAUGE; that shows quality….

    That is how we were shouting JOEL OBI, JOEL OBI, JOEL OBI!!! Pre-RUSSIA 2018; but we were still the first to crucify that young man after some below par performances….

    This same ONAZI will be crucify by u pple the day ROHR will invite him…

    Bring ur world best DM (ONAZI) STARTs of 2013 & 2014 Let’s compay with that of NDIDI (right from 2017 till date)….

    Give respect to whom it due brothers….

    We are talking about CONSISTENCY not a ‘ONE SEASON WONDER’….

     
    • JimmyBall 2 days ago

      … It was Rohr formation that caused Onazi and Joel Obi not to function well against England. Rohr was too defensive and had to tweek tactics in second half… Even Ukraine Rohr could not defeat in a friendly. Clearly his tactics are never dominant and daring… What stops Ndidi and Onazi playing together if you guys so loved Ndidi as untouchable, was Onazi the reason little unknown African midfielders bullied Mikel Obi to retirement after nations cup? How many assist did Etebo and Ndidi made combined in Russia 2018 and Afcon 2019? Argentina and Croatia are not even supposed to defeat us in that Russia if we had confident and solid midfielders… That’s the truth, Croatia played us like school boys and we clearly were second best against Argentina…

       
      • Femi 2 days ago

        So with your makalele/casemiro/Kanye onazi, we would have won both Croatia and Argentina and win the W/C right? Continue ok.

         
  • Ub.F 3 days ago

    @ OLA….

    Y are these pple behaving like this na???

    The way they talking of this ONAZI somebody would think he is the CASEMERO of NIGERIA; or he’s the THIAGO ALCANTARA of NIGERIA; or he’s the KANTE, FERNANDINHO, PJANIC, MARQUINHOS, VERATTI of NIGERIA…
    OR should i say He’s the JORGINHO, Decline Rice, THOMAS PARTEY, TORIERA, DE JONG et al….
    FRED of MAN.U is even better than ONAZI and somebody is here hyping and comparing a one season wonder to our CONSISTENT AND WORLD CLASS NDIDI… (START DON’T LIE)

    Somebody should spare me all this crabs abeg….

    ONAZI THIS; ONAZI THAT;
    WHAT HAS HE DONE IN EUROPE???

    NDIDI IS ALWAYS AMONG THE TOP 3 TACKLER and INTERCEPTOR for 2 seasons now in EUROPE….
    He’s good at that and u can’t take it away from him….

    Bring ONAZI’S own let’s see….

     
    • JimmyBall 3 days ago

      … What is top tackler? All this nonsense appellation… Is there an award for top tackler? If you are a defensive midfield and you have to be hyped based on tackles alone my brother you are just robotic… Xavi Hernandez was not any known tackler but with him Spain won everything… Ndidi and Etebo are over hyped, when it always matters they fizzle into thin air… against ace midfielders your agbero tackles can only land deadball calls on your team… What was Ndidi performance in last Afcon? Completely shambolic… Even Azubuike is better than Ndidi. Onazi is way above Ndidi and Etebo… forget sentiment. It’s not by plating for Chelsea… Onazi has not been lucky with injuries and that’s down to his combative game style… The last was an archilles tendon issue which is notorious in cutting careers short… Thank God he is back and will displace pretenders in SE midfield very soon with his performance for Croton…

       
      • Ayphillydegreat 3 days ago

        JimmyBall. Good point but I beg to differ. Onazi was good in 2013 and 2014 pre Matuidi. Since then he has declined notoriously. One can only hope that his recent move to Crotone will revive his career and possibly help him to stake a claim to a spot on the SuperEagles bench. I don’t think he can ever displace any of Ndidi and Etebo in the present SuperEagles. Best bet will be a backup role for the formers. Unless he can light up the Serie A with incredible performances and be considered the best DM in Italy. In the pecking order even Kelechi Nwakali his ahead of him in the present SuperEagles. Obviously, Onazi has the experience but he has dwindled for a very long time. Ndidi and Etebo took us to third place in a 24 team tournament. In a 16 team tournament they will be playing in the final at least. With the emergence of Aribo and Ejaria, Onazi’s got to be in top form to keep a bench place in the present SuperEagles. 

         
        • JimmyBall 2 days ago

          … So you have to celebrate third place… Kai, for your information Europeans don’t even play third place… We shall see what happens in the seasons leading up to next world cup. I know Rohr is notorious for trying to smuggle players like Mikel Agu whom is managed by his player management affiliated agency DW Sports Management… If I am in management at NFF I will rather go for Madagascar coach than Rohr… Rohr plays a very defensively unreliable style and that’s why we have underperformed so far while he continues to hide under my team is young when they are eaten… Even Peter Olayinka is supposed to be player that left sided midfield position now because he is way better than Iwobi, Moses Simon and those currently playing from the left… But paper analyst who have not played football won’t understand… Ndidi and Etebo who give away needless deadballs each time in crunch games… Yes kelechi Nwakali but he needs solid performance for another season no begin to get noticed from Rohr… That’s the one I call a midfielder like Onazi… Onazi did very well for Trabzonspor but they had to offload him when they got Mikel because of his long injury then… Let’s wait and see what he does in Italian league but I assure his performance will catch the eye soon…

           
          • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

            Oga got to blazes with this your “i played football at the highest level rants”… Na only you play football abi who made you an authority in football. You truly know football indeed. That is why Nwakali (who has never tied down a permanent starting shirt in all 2nd division clubs he has played) is better than all Nigeria’s midfielders including Mikel who are even playing in European competitions. Now it is Peter Olayinka who is an out and out striker that should play on the left side of midfield in your wildest imagination…..clap for yourself….you truly know football. Obsession about this Olayinka guy is what I dont understand….I guess its just borne out of your tribalistic bigotry. The Other day you claimed Olayinka is supposed to be the starting striker for the SE, today he should be the starting left midfielder, im sure by next week, he would be the one that should be starting at left back.
            With the kind of Eulogies you ran about Onazi, one would think he has been the best thing to happen to Nigerian football in the last 5 years and that is a blatant fallacy. You claim to know football more than everybody but you cant wrap your head around the fact that Onazi has been battling with fitness and form since 2018, from one long term injury to the other….moved from Trabzonspor to Denilzispor now to Crotone (does that look like a step up or a step down to you) and you expect him to still be invited to the SE with his crutches ahead of younger players who are on top of their game. Mikel only spent 1 season in Trabzonspor and they almost won the league and cup double…Onazi the super midfielder that has been there since 2016 what did Trabzonspor win. You claim Rohr smuggles Agu into the SE because he is managed by DW sports, is it also DW sports that gave his a guaranteed starting shirt in Victoria Setubal…? Is it also DW sports that produced his man of the match performances in the Europa league last season…? Infact is Agu even a regular call-up under Rohr, that you are claiming Rohr smuggles him into the team. If Rohr had special interest in him, will he not start him ahead of players who are better than him in that role…the way some people forced the likes of gabriel reuben and Eguekwe on us???

            We are in 2020 and people who claim to know football pass FIFA are rating players based on their performance in 2014 (6 years ago….LMAO)…Shebi Okocha and Kanu too are still alive…kuku tell Rohr to invited them to SE since we dont have any players better than them at the moment. I dont know why it is impossible for some people to just move on. The Onazi of pre-2014 is resting in peace somewhere no thanks to Blaise Matuidi….anybody who cannot come to terms with that fact should quickly go and see a therapist. The onazi that came back after that injury was a different player…he had an expanded waistline, a big yansh, clearly overweight and couldn’t cover as much grass as he used to…the last time I checked, he was also an integral part of the team that couldn’t even qualify to AFCON back to back….he gave away needless fouls and penalties (including the one against Congo in calabar where we recorded our 1st home loss in Afcon qualifiers in decades)…he was also in the team when we lost our invincibility to south africa in Uyo…so whats the fuss about onazi this onazi that….if he is so impeccable why has he been moving a step down from lazio, to trabzon to denilzi and now Crotone….is that career progression or regression..?
            Soldier go, soldier come barracks remain…..but those who truly know football know that football is based on current form…..if onazi like make e be gattuso and pirlo join together if his current form doesnt merit a SE callup he does not smell SE camp QED. Anybody wey no like am make e go form in own SE. I get am b4 nor be property.

            By the way you claim you played football at the highest level….abeg which club you play sef wey we nor see you…which league…..you still dey play abi you don retire…..???? Since you retire wetin you dey do…? Because every sentence to make whenever you comment shows more and more you are not in tune with the workings of this game.

             
          • JimmyBall 2 days ago

            …@Drey. Hahaha… I know you will come for me. The punchlines I submit hurts folks like you. Mr Analysis…lol. Oya nau, season go soon start we will all watch these lads. Peter Olayinka plays left wing (left midfield) for Slavia Prague… he is more sound than Iwobi and Moses Simon in output, while he continues not to be involved in SE beats me. You dont need intelligence to know that right now we are yet to have any player in SE with Peter Olayinka’s all round play. If you know European football you will understand that Slavia Prague and Redstar Belgrade are heavy hitters in European football, these are big traditional teams in Eastern Europe… Time shall tell, when Onazi begins to put up numbers again… we shall all be here! It’s unnecessary but if you must know I am Idoma from Benue… I am not yoruba, but I know so much about vintage qualities in football to know Peter Olayinka should be a starter in SE… argue with your mouse!

             
          • Dr. Drey. 2 days ago

            Hahahahahah…..see mama albino dey call in pikin oyinbo…LMAO
            Who is deceiving you with fake punchlines…..LMAO. Punchlines like Xavi is a DM or punchlines like Olayinka is a left midfielder or pucnchlines like Nwakali is better than all Nigerian midfielders including Mikel…LMAO…and latter you will claim you played football to the highest level…???LMAO. Persin dey release off-points he dey claim say na punchlines…LMAO. Wetin man nor go see for CSN

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Olayinka — “…Peter Olayinka Oladeji (born 18 November 1995) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Slavia Prague in the Czech First League.[1]…” You that claim you know football say he is a left midfielder…LMAO. I wont be surprised if tomorrow you even claim he is a goal keeper.

            Instead of you to advise the boy to get the hell out of Slavia Prague where he is being played out of position just because the has plenty of raw energy. I dont know where you ever saw Peter Olayinka play as a midfielder. Even in the UCL where we all saw him last season, he wasnt so much an out and out winger….he was used more as an attacker operating from the left side of the attack rather than an out and out winger. Olayinka’s physique is not even built for a winger….he is not pacy, he doesnt have flair, he is not a master dribbler, he doesnt have quick feet, he doesnt provide defensive cover, he doesnt have the vision of an attack-minded midfielder…..only God knows where you learnt your own football that put it in you head that Olayinka is a midfielder. You definitely must be referring to another peter Olayinka…..im not sure it the same one we saw in the UCL last season you are referring to. Olayinka’s best bet as a footballer is a typical centre forward or at worst a support striker role.
            As a winger, Kalu, Simon, Chkuweze, Ejuke, Onyekuru, Ahmed Musa will start ahead of Peter on the wings in any team……as a top 9, Dessers, Umar, Osimhen, Simy even Odion Ighalo will start ahead of Olayinka in any team…..We truely dont have any player who is better than him the SE at the moment…LMAO
            Thank God you are not the SE coach….otherwise we will one day wake up to see Osimhen playing in defensive midfield and Ezenwa playing on the right wing. LMAO

             
          • Sammy 2 days ago

            O boy this guys ignorance is flashing red light.

            A good Samaritan should please pay DSTV premium subscription for this man, so he can start watching football matches.

            Well done sir.

             
      • Femi 2 days ago

        Mr Jimmy you better don’t let Brenda Rodger catch you with this your submission about ndidi, see that dude was the reason top 4 elude LC due to his injury, dnt compare him with onazi for now I beg you, because the diff. Is too much, how on earth would you compare player that Man U, Tottenham, Chelsea, and even Real Madrid have link to with onazi?

         
    • Bro, there are some people you don’t argue, basically from the point they are making you will know the level of their reasoning.

      Imagine someone saying it’s because Mikel wasn’t good, that’s why he’s only been scouted by championship side. He should go to Turkey and ask Transbonposor fans reason why they loose the Turkish league.

      Their world class Onazi is no where to be found in same league. Imagine someone saying a player consistently rated among the top 5 defensive midfielder in premiership for the past 4 years and playing for a top 5 club in premiership is a rookie, compared to someone that’s been in football wilderness for the past 2yrs? One season player?

      Do they know what it’s means to feature regularly in laliga? @ UB. F forgive them, they don’t know what they are saying

       
      • Chinenye 3 days ago

        Hahahahahahaha 33 yr old Mikel displaced their 27 yr old fat boy from Trabsospor. Emenike is 33, Nsofor is 33, Obuke is 33 they are no more getting club contracts and two imbeciles like Collins and Jimmy came on her to yarn dust about Mikel. A player who put Nigeria on the map at u20 wc, confederations cup, 2016 Olympics( with his hard earn money) yeta set of idiots comes here to bad mouth him? Arrant nonsense!

         
        • JimmyBall 2 days ago

          @Chinenye… why not compare Mikel to Messi? He displaced Onazi? Onazi is prone to injury due to comabtive game, a team in Serie A that knows his antecedent and what he is worth has signed him again. He will play against the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan, when you will be watching Mikel against MK Dons and Rochester United! Lol… at 33years, he is now only good enough for championship. Mind you I have nothing personal against Mikel, SE won nations cup in 2013 because of Sunday Mba and not Mikel…

           
          • Chinenye 2 days ago

            Lmao it was mba that made the touch line clearance against ivory coast.some of you watch football vis micro wave

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

            Why should he compare mikel to messi….you are are you comparing onazi with messi…? Who in his right senses compares a defensive midfielder to a forward…? When Mikel was already winning trophies with chelsea and facing all the top teams in Europe Onazi was still playing jeun jeun football in Jos. Mikel at 27 wasnt playing for a team that had just returned from relegation….mikel at the age of 27 was featuring consistently for the Chelsea squad that won the 2014 EPL. The last time I checked the only team from England that ever wanted to sign your kinsman was Birmingham city in the championship…that was even in 2016/2017 when he was still at his peak. If at 27 he is only good enough for a team coming from serie B by 33 he might even be playing in for a team coming from serie D. Mikel met Onazi in the same Trabzonspor team where Onazi had been playing without anything to show for it since 2016 and Onazi had to make way for Mikel on their way to almost winning a league and cup double….was is SE cabal that also caused that one too…?

            Mikel is not the reason we won afcon but he was named by CAF as the MAN OF THE MATCH IN THE FINAL and in the team of the tournament alongside Enyeama and Victor Moses and was touted by many the the man who was supposed to win the AFCON MVP award…??? you really sabi football true true….LMAO

            https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1524167-why-john-obi-mikel-should-have-been-named-afcon-mvp
            bleacherreport.com/articles/1904972-25-best-african-players-of-2013
            https://www.kickoff.com/news/articles/south-africa-news/categories/news/news/2013-africa-cup-of-nations-team-of-the-tournament/541836#:~:text=The%20Super%20Eagles%20won%20their,nod%2C%20alongside%20Ghana's%20Asamoah%20Gyan.

            Please remind us again….where has sunday mba been since after 2013 afcon.

            Of course season will start and we will see how your starboys will outside the rest who have been shinning consistently season in season out….LMAO

             
        • Collins id 2 days ago

          @chinenye. now let me tell you your history. in 1847 your ancestor was an imbecile. infact he was the first recorded igboman that is banished by the king of umunako village in the province of nri kingdom. becos of his pedicament. he then moved to umuaha and was sacrifised to the evil forest of impurity. before he died he impregnated a gorilla in the forest. that gorilla gave birth to ur great grandmother who eventualy was half human half gorilla with a long tail and big ears. she pretended to be a godess of the forest and the people served her banana as tribute all through to avoid calamity. it was a drunkard from the neighbouring vilage who was very high that impregnated her by mistake. and that mistake resulted ur grand father. if u look at ur father very well you will still found tracies. idiot. nest time u will learn to prove ur point without throwing insult. as far as i am concern Mikel obi was over rated. at the under 20 wcup did he record any goal for himself? apart from penalty.dont forget that team won the afcon version without him. he was awarded the poorest player in chelsea by fans and players in almost half of his carea with club. overhyped number ten with on 1 goal in 11 years. fabrigas was in that same u20 turnament why dont u compare him to ur mikel?

           
          • Chinenye 2 days ago

            @Collins are you really this pained? Lmao your sense of reason is proportional to that of a malnourished cow. My thoughts are with ur unfortunate family in quest to unravel the source of your misery. You’re a great mortification to football fans all over the world

             
  • tayo 3 days ago

    Thank you sir that is how they reason here.confused people everywhere. Don’t know when crotone becomes Real Madrid, Barcelona, man utd etc of this world that will not hear word again. Suddenly Onazi becomes the best now that others are not good again.

     
  • Ub.F 2 days ago

    @ OLA
    @ AYPHILLYDEGREAT
    @ Tayo
    THUMPS UP FOR UR INTELEGENT AND MATURE REASONING….

    Football is not a past tense but a present tense affair….

    “i getam b4” is not welcome in football when the white are in control of the game…
    Onazi may hardly find his way back to SE under ROHR(white man)…. White don’t live in past tense….
    Wait for ur “african Quadiolas to come”…

    @JIMMYBALL
    i don’t think i’ll ever take u serious in football matters any more….

    If XAVI was a DM (both in BARCA & SPAIN), what was SERGIO BUSQUET’S ROLE THEN???

    Have u seen where u have missed it???

    Mikel obi, Busquet, Casemero, Ndidi(under RODGERS), ALCANTARA, JORGINHO are playing what we call in football “COUNTER-ATTACK BREAKING ROLE”….
    Their main job is to collect the ball from defence, initiate play, send long balls, terminate or break any counter attack lunch againgst their team…

    How on earth would u describe XAVI as a DM???
    What was BOSQUET DOING THEN???

    U pple should grow u & stop all this blind arguement. Bikonu…

     
    • JimmyBall 2 days ago

      … Story! I asked what did Ismael Bennecer did to Ndidi and Etebo combined in last nations cup? Ndidi gave away needless fouls that were each time catastrophic for SE in last nations cup… One lead to the last minute free kick scored by Algeria.

       
    • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

      Heheheheheh…nice one..LMAO. Person wey play football at the highest level call Xavi a DM…..LMAO. Busquest and Marcos Senna must be ball boy and team bus driver then…LMAO No wonder he is also touting Peter Olayinka (a classic no 9, a striker) for the left side of the midfield in the SE…LMAO. The guy truly sabi football…LMAO

      @Jimmyball
      Ngwa tell us na…tell us what Bennecer did to Ndidi and Etebo. He created assists abi…or he scored goals….or he made defense splitting pass or he played long ball over our defence….? Tell us what he did to them that they did not do to him. You sef go and ask Bennacer what Etebo did to him in that match….shebi that one na even Bennacer of AC Milan and current AFCON defending champions in AFCON semifinal….go back and see what unknown quantities like Thulani Serero and Keegan Dolly did to your Onazi in ordinary AFCON qualifier in Uyo…LMAO

       
      • JimmyBall 2 days ago

        @Drey… Do you see Sergio Busquets or Marcos Senna making unintelligent rash tackles giving away needless freekicks at edge of box 18 always as some overhyped ones do in critical SE games?

         
      • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

        Hahahahaha…..so Xavi is not longer a DM again…LMAO. I thought you said you know football…LMAO
        Oga we have seen Busquests and Senna make rash tackles and give away freekicks a thousand and one times…sometimes even intentionally sacrificing themselves to be yellow carded for the team. Every follower of the Laliga since the days of Marcos Senna at Villareal knows that. No Defensive midfielder in the world is immune to that. The frequency of how many times it happens is only what differs. The fact that Ndidi gave away 1 doesn’t make him any less one of the 3 best defensive anchormen in the World. Tell your Onzai to also win the best tackler in the serie A this season then we will know he is better

         
        • JimmyBall 2 days ago

          … Oga Drey you no get point. Xavi and Busquets play behind Iniesta… DM is not a hardwired position, a very good DM make the right interchangeable plays with his CM at the right time for effective forward play… I get antidote for you each time. New season have started and when Nwakali and Onazi start turning eyebrows just knock yourself… Always putting down a player going through tough time.

           
          • Chinenye 2 days ago

            Lmao it was mba that made the touch line clearance against ivory coast.some of you watch football vis micro wave 7

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

            Hehehehe….stop arguing blindly….Xavi IS NOT A DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER….if e like make e even play behind Victor Valdez. Barcelona has always played a 4-3-3 for close to 2 decades now with 2 central midfielders and 1 defensive midfielder. Xavi played alongside Iniesta as central midfielders not behind him. They used to have as the DM, Guadiola, Gerard, later Van Bommel, later Edmilson, then Yaya Toure and finally Busquest till date. For spain it has been Senna, Alonso, then Busquest till date. You are not the one to teach me the job description of defensive midfielders. I also played as a semi-pro while combining with my college and varsity studies. I quit completely when I was to proceed with my postgraduate studies. You are waiting for new season to start before your starboys begin to turn eyebrows…the likes of Ndidi, Aribo and the rest of them have been turning eyebrows for years now. Even Papa Mikel enter Stoke City every where light up.

             
          • JimmyBall 2 days ago

            … @Drey I have long settled you. What you are saying now is Opata… Come back and talk about Onazi after he plays against Juventus and Inter Milan this season. That guy Onazi na fighter… He knows it’s only a good and solid league like serie A that can shut people’s mouth that he is dead… Watchout!

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

            Hahahahaha…who is talking Opata between the 2 of us…Xavi a defensive midfeilder…..peter olayinka a left midfielder….LMAO….Im sure Zlatan Ibrahimovic will become a goalkeeper by next week. LMAO.
            If Mikel wanted to play in seria A he would have signed up in the seria A long ago….Inter and Ac Milan were interested in him when his chelsea contract ran out…he just choose to go earn some cool cash. The young man is preparing for life after football and going for the big bucks….he’s not desperate to impress anybody…He is a champions league, europa league, AFCON, and multiple FA cups and EPL winner…just in case you missed it….Otherwise Aston Villa and Wes Brom in EPL showed interest in him. If Onazi did not shut people’s mouth in turkish league, is it in Serie A with a team just coming form serie B he will shut mouths. You better stop deceiving yourself and allow Onzai enjoy what is left of the pieces of his career.

             
          • JimmyBall 2 days ago

            …@Drey, I continue to tell you that you know zero about football dynamics. Between inferring I called Xavi Hernandez a DM and clowing on my comment that Peter Olayinka plays atimes at the leftside of midfield (left wing) for Slavia Prague, it shows you are just a sports-souvenir-neswpaper football analyst. If a player plays occasionally left wing, and going back and in the middle of pack to compact his team during pressing what do you call him? Thats what Olayinka does, as well as Moses Simon and Iwobi, except you are blind, and what Olayinka showed in this seasons champion league against opposition like Dortmund, Barcelona did not convince you… I would not be surprised if your sight is partially impaired and cant watch games clear enough to be objective… why was Iwobi shipped to Everton? What are his stats at Everton? Darren Bent just recently stated Everton should get Wilfred Zaha instead as Iwobi seems to be stagnant on mediocrity… In today’s football of three traditional players in the middle of the park called midfielders, one can play behind two and two can play behind one, so a DM, CM or AM is no longer a hard-wired role, a right winger and left winger can also be termed a midfielder as they often venture into the middle to make it compact during pressing… do you now understand why I labelled Olayinka Left-midfielder/Left-winger? Ofcourse your brain boots very slow to comprehend fluidity in modern football and I am sure you are one of those still calling right-wing/midfield as inside right and left-wing/midfield as inside left… you clearly are stuck in the terminologies and understandings only of football of the ’70s … hahaha. I have not seen an individual who has no practical understanding of football as you despite reading all online media on analysis…

             
          • JimmyBall 2 days ago

            …@Drey, at 27years you said Onazi should forget SE, why don’t you tell that to Musa, Kalu or Umeruo? Leganes has just been relegated and none of you is asking Umeruo to forget SE, that’s how not too long most of you started making a mockery of Balogun because of his predicament at Brighton & Hove… Who sabi play ball go always good if fit… no amount of player-hating can stop the real ones… some of you do not even understand the politics and difficults of international club football and some nasty salient behind the scene challenges players of African affiliation face compared to Non-Africans… Tell Ahmed Musa to retire because he plays in Saudi Arabia league and see what Hausa/Fulani do to Rohr…

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 days ago

            Im tempted not to reply you anymore, because your arguement is becoming more headless, directionless and a stark display of ignorance (thinking you are making any sense). In the words of @Sammy above in his reply to you

            “…O boy this guys ignorance is flashing red light. A good Samaritan should please pay DSTV premium subscription for this man, so he can start watching football matches…”

            That reply sums up your complete waste of time arguing blindly on this topic, yet claiming to know football. Its either you watch football sleeping or you watch football from a microwave oven. That is why Peter Olayinka is a left midfielder to you and Xavi is a defensive midfielder…LMAO. So if Xavi is a defensive midfielder, then Iniesta too is a defensive midfielder right, Fabregas too is a defensive Midfielder, Mason Mount, Bruno Fernandes, Lampard, Steven Gerrard…all these ones too must be defensive midfielers……LMAO…..I am rolling on the floor at the moment…..I’m sure I must have cracked a rib or two

            Any player that plays occasionally on the left wing, and then presses from upfront and into the middle of pack to make his team tactically compact in a defensive phase is left midfielder….LMAO. So Lacazzette or Pepe or Martial or Pedro or Pulisic or any other forward that attacks from the wings but provides cover during the defensive phase is also a midfielder…LMAO. So any midfielder that ghosts into the box often to score goals, like Lampard and Gerrad used to do during their playing days and like Joe Aribo always does nowadays can be called a striker…LMAO….or maybe you will call him a mid-striker or better still a defensive-central-attacking midfield striker…LMAO…..after all mordern football is more fluid than the 70s…..anywhere you find a player on the pitch is automatically his natural position. I am sure the day you see Olayinka tracking back to assist the left back when his team his under heavy pressure, you will say he is also a LEFT BACK too….LMAO. Odiegwu o……Oga you truly sabi football…infact you suppose dey FIFA technical study group…LMAO.

            If I am a “..sports-souvenir-neswspaper football analyst..”, then you are an okada stand analyst. Olayinka’s profile on Wikipedia says he is a Forward who plays for Slavia Prague…his heat map in all his UCL matches shows he’s an attacker who operates from the wings…a martial-esque, pedro-esque type of forward. You wey play football for “Highest level” wey we nor see ur logo say Olayinka na Left Midfielder…LMAO. You try…I don gree…Infact I surrender….infact if you say olayinka na coach of slavia prague sef…..i will agree with you 100%. Barcelona was not supposed to looking for a tactician up and down when people like you are here wasting on CSN.

            So because there is now fluidity in modern football players dont have positions any more right…they dont have roles specific to their positions….there is no distinction between a DM, a CM and an AM….every midfielder now can be called a DM…that is why Xavi is a defensive midfielder to you…LMAO. We asked you a very simple question…..if Xavi was Barcelona’s DM…what was Yaya Toure and Sergio Busquests at Barca….AM or central defenders…LMAO. What was Marcos Senna and Sergio Busquest in the Spanish National team…..Goalkeepers abi….LMAO. Answer simple question, you are telling us how Abacha impreganted princess diana and how Brazil defeated Enugu Rangers to win Europa league….LMAO

            If my brain boots slowly Im not sure if your own brain is even still alive. No wonder Nwakali that is still struggling to tie down a permanent shirt in his clubs and is yet to play 1st division football is far better than all SE midfielders (Ndidi walked straight into LCFC from Gent after winning young player of the year in Belgian league…..Aribo walked straight into Steven Gerrards’ Glasgow Rangers and SE….Etebo was U23 AFCON MVP and by far our MVP at the 2016 Olympics) including Mikel who spent 10 uninterrupted years as an integral part of chelsea winning close to 10 major honours…LMAO.

            “……@Drey, at 27years you said Onazi should forget SE…” pls copy and paste where I made this very statement. Where did you ever read a statement from me that his age should be a determining factor in the SE. Its seems you are not only intellectually deficient and mentally challenged, you seem to be blind too. You are just talking plenty rubbish, say things off point, swinging from one topic to the other, flinging your fists into thin air hoping it will touch something…LMAO. From Onazi’s fitness issue you have swinged to age….to ethnicity…to the so-called politics of club football….LMAO. I dont know if it was politics that kept Onazi injured all these while making him loose his place in the SE. For your information, I have never made mockery of Balogun at B&H…that’s a fat lie from you…on the contrary, Ive always maintained that he is the BEST AND MOST INTELLIGENT DEFENDER IN THE SE CURRENTLY when bigots like you claim Omeruo is the best and even frown at Rohr handing captaincy to Ekong ahead of omeruo. and I’ve always urged him to get the hell out of the damn club. Go and search Balogun on CSN search and show me any of my comments where are ever mocked him.

            When you have finished talking all you jargons, please go and find somewhere to sleep.

            But last last, only the fittest, the most consistent and the most competitive Nigerian players will make Rohr’s team. If you like tell us Onazi is far better than Xavi and Iniesta put together. If he doesnt play, like when Mikel displaced him in the turkish league, he will not smell the national team…QED
            If e too pain you go form your own SE

             
  • SAMUEL ONYEIWU 2 days ago

    Sometimes I wont blame you guys on your view on ONAZI coming back to SE, i will blame DSTV showing you guys EPL,LA LIGA etc. How can you guys feel ONAZI should come back to SE for what?

    You guys ehnnnn !!!!When we have etebo,ndidi and other more vibrant players than ONAZI.Abeg una tire me

     
  • Ub.F 2 days ago

    I actually knew from onset that all this glamouring about “a half season wonder” was to discredit ROHR….

    They are gradually unfolding their intentions….

    If u are not comfortable with our team(SE), ROHR, able SPORT MINISTER(DARE), PLS KINDLY STOP WATCH US PLAY…. We have GHANA BLACK STARS, TERANGA LIONS OF SENEGAL, INDOMITABLE LIONS OF CAMERUON, ELEPHANT OF IVORY COAST, PHARAOHS OF EGYPT ET AL… Choose one and fan pls…
    Save urself from BPs and heart attack…
    BCOS AS FAR AS ROHR AND DARE IS CONCERN; NDIDI, ARIBO, ETEBO, IWOBI are our top MIDFIELD COMBOS ANYTIME ANY DAY….

    IF E PAIN U LOOK FOR THE NEAREST TRANSFORMER IN YOUR AREA….

    DARE-PINNICK-ROHR-NDIDI-ARIBO-ETEBO-IWOBI-EJARIA….

    IF IT WAS IN SCIENCE CLASS, WE’LL CALL THIS FOOD CHAIN….
    LOL…

    SEE TEARS EVERY…

    THEY WANT TO FORCE ” A ONE SEASON ” PLAYER ON us AGAIN….
    hahahahahaha….

    E no go work this time again ooooooo….

     
  • Abdul andah 2 days ago

    Onazi ke! Onazi wey don finish thereafter matuidi’s clumsy tackle on him in 2014 world cup.

    They dey use sleep compare death?

     
    • Chinenye 7 mins ago

      I was the one who called him fat let him come and beat me

       
  • Chinenye 41 seconds ago

    @edoguy you ignored the person who brought Igbo agenda to start attacking the wrong person who defended himself. Las las Igbo hatred will be the end of you guys in this country. “Edo people have contributed to the national team” yen yen yen! Shebi na empty post wey Yakubu chop for us be the contribution? Arrant nonsense! Mr fat shot devil has no place in the nationa @collins and Jimmy go drink a carton of sniper