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Super Eagles Camp Update: Okoye Out With Illness, Lookman To Arrive Wednesday

Super Eagles Camp Update: Okoye Out With Illness, Lookman To Arrive Wednesday

Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has been ruled out Nigeria’s 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff against Ghana Completesports.com reports.

Okoye will miss the two-legged qualifiers due to illness.

Interim technical adviser Augustine Eguavoen has extended invitation to Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble to join the team.

Noble is expected in camp on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Leicester City winger Ademola Lookman will arrive camp on Wednesday.

There were fears over Lookman’s availability for the games after he missed Leicester City’s 2-1 win against
Brentford on Sunday due to illness.

The former Everton player is now in line to make his debut for the Super Eagles after the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed his readiness for the qualifiers.

20 players are already in the team’s camp in Abuja.

Three more players; Victor Osimhen, Umar Sadiq and Akinkunmi Amoo are due to arrive Abuja later on Tuesday (today).

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  • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

    Another blow!! E be like say the guy no wan play after the rain of insults from Nigerians. Well let’s just Fọlọhun ṣọle.

     
    • hahahahahah folorun sole o o…it actually reminded me of those days in primary sch and secondary sch..no goalkeeper…a ma n folorun sole ni o

       
  • Nigerians have scared the young man away

     
  • na wa o …God help us o…all these last miniutes illness…It wont work o…if na juju… VICTORY IS CERTAIN IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME, AMEN. cheering news on Lookman, and i thought people said we have a solid goalkeeper in israel…get him into the team now..abi na training materials u na dey look for??

     
    • peter 6 months ago

      it would very difficult to invite in a foreign player now. with what we have n d camp now, we should be able to to beat ghana comes friday.

       
  • John Noble again? why not Remo stars keeper

     
  • Presh 6 months ago

    Osigwe is better than Uzoho and Noble, Akpeyi

     
  • Are people happy now Okay now Okoye is out. However maybe it is a good opportunity to get Uzoho in

     
  • Omo9ja 6 months ago

    You see your life coach Agu? You should be replaced after world cup qualifiers.

    As I always said, Peter Rufai is far better than coach Agu.

    Peter Rufai, Ike Shorunmu and Enyeama, these are the best for the job.

    Who will be in goal post against Ghana now?

    Uzoho is not playing regularly and Akpeyi is not reliable and Noble? Hmm. Again, what is coach Agu doing in the Super Eagles NFF? You people should be ashamed of yourselves, NFF.

    Noble? Am speechless. We have bn clamoring for Adeleye but you coaches are doing a shabby job in the Super Eagles.

    Forcing Ighalo, Onazi, Akpeyi on us, NFF are seeing the results.

    Can’t you scouting for quality goalies in the NPFL? The goalkeeper that manned the post against Mexico is even better than Noble and Akpeyi but coach Agu ah, your days are numbered in the Super Eagles.

    These coaches of the Super Eagles are not ready. They are comfortable with little achievements.

    They preferred not be compared to coach Cisse because of corruption. They can’t do without corruption because it is in their DNA shio.

    They have eaten “dodo” (sweet plantains) and they can’t speak the truth or do the right thing.

    Can you imagine, having coach Agu in the Super Eagles for six good years without having a reliable keeper and he’s still there doing nothing? Oh Nigerians, I hail ooo. It is well. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Abbey 6 months ago

      Good talk omo9ja, I have never been in support of Agu bcos I remember his performance back in the 90’s and early 2000,he is not a good goal keeper at all, Rufai is 100 percent far better than him but I don’t know why NFF kept him there, am very sure he has a godfather in the glass house (NFF)

       
      • Mr. Nice 6 months ago

        You people should try and reason with small sense na, can you point to one just one keeper Rufai, Shorunmu or Enyeama has produced. That a keeper is good in between the sticks does not necessarily make him a good keeper trainer or keeper manufacturer for crying out loud. Agree that Agu has not done a good job does far but exaggerating names with no content is really sickening.

         
        • Omo9ja 6 months ago

          I agree with you on this Abbey. Peter Rufai is better than Agu in both ways. Peter Rufai is a fantastic goalkeeper trainer. Don’t mind the NFF, they will be kick out of their positions soon. God bless Nigeria!!!

           
        • Omo9ja 6 months ago

          @Mr. Nice, I think you should change your name to Mr. No nice, that is much better.

          You children of nowadays have no respect for anybody. Aba,respect is reciprocal young man.

          I don’t talk to people like this when I was your age kę. Please learn how to talk in public place.

          However, answer to your question. Peter Rufai is a goalkeeper trainer and he is very active, you can check his Instagram page.

          More so, Ike Shorunmu used to be with the Super Eagles before and you can’t compare Ike to Agu during his time, no, mba.

          Nonetheless, Enyeama is another fantastic goalkeeper trainer, check his Instagram page as well. He has able to help so many young goalies and some of his students are doing well in their various clubs now. Please don’t say what you don’t know.

          We need Peter Rufai ike Shorunmu and Enyeama at the world cup. Nigerian will qualify to world Cup by God’s grace. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

           
  • Golden Child 6 months ago

    Hmmmm.. speedy recovery Maduka but I suspect something ooo. Except it is covid, I do not see why.

     
    • Kenny 6 months ago

      Okocha, Aghahowa and Shorunmu three of you are happy. Okocha could not.blame his brother Iwobi, or our strikers or Aina and Ndidi or our defenders.

       
  • erstinoh 6 months ago

    Guys dr dre has suddenly turn to ghanian overnight in other to support them against Nigeria. If you read his comments quite well u got to notice. So “self made” is the original dr dre. Take it to the bank

     
    • Selfmade KING 6 months ago

      U funny tho lol

      The Nigerians are in panic mood and running all over the place haha

      Now selfmade KING is dr. Dre or whoever his COPY COPY NAME is lol

      Dr Dre can never be me because he isn’t SMART like me lol

      U gotta to have 1000 enzymes to be like thr selfmade KING and the last time I checked, Dre has only 419 in his bloodstream haha

       
      • Tancosports 6 months ago

        Dr Frey you have. Lost my respect for life.

        You’re a pure supporter of Rohr and not Super eagles

        Stop hiding your identity bro.

         
  • If Okoye is unavailable then Uzoho should man the post against Ghana. He is a proven, confident goal keeper. He has the experience and recall the friendly between Argentina and Nigeria, where Akpeyi was so poor that a Messi-less Argentina scored 2 quick 1st half goals in pre 2018 WC friendly.

    When Uzoho came in the 2nd half Argentina could not score a single goal and Nigeria went on to beat Argentina 4-2. Infact I have more confidence in Uzoho than even Okoye for this match, even without been a regular player at his club. Eguavoen and the crew should practice and use Uzoho if Okoye is not available.

     
    • benakay 6 months ago

      Proven and confident?
      When last did Uzoho play the full 90 minutes in a match?
      Jan 19, 2022 (vs. Guinea Bissau).
      This guy hasn’t played in 8 weeks.
      God help us.
      Good luck to Nigeria.

       
  • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

    LMFAO!!!!

    WAHALA DEY!!!!!

     
  • JULIET 6 months ago

    GOOD NEWS FOR GHANA.
    THE BEST REPLACEMENT FOR OKOYE SHOULD BE CHIGOZIE AGBIM SO THAT WHEN NIGERIA ARE COMING BACK HOME,THEY WILL USED “NIGERIA MUST GO” BAG TO LOAD THEIR GOALS.
    Infact, this is not a LAUGHING MATTER.
    GOOD LUCK TO NIGERIA

     
  • News going round suggested he tested positive of covid 19 @ Netherlands airport, thus he was denied travelling for the encounter, no qualms Uzoho would deliver.I think its high time NFF give us new goalkeeper trainer, each time I see that Aloy Agu I remembered how he crawled to pick the ball in the net during Africa cup of nations cup in 1992, the same way he was forced on Nigerians then at the expense of other better goalkeepers. I know they won’t like Enyama cos they won’t be able to order him around any how, change Alloy and get us Osigwe , Adeleye and other deserving goalkeepers ASAP o.

     
    • That covid thing could be true, after Netherland coach too tested positive to same covid.

      I think there could be a wave of covid in netherland just like as it happening in china.

       
  • Based on performances for the super eagles, Uzoho should actually be the one manning the post for Nigeria. So, no problem here unless he too suddenly becomes unavailable.

     
    • benakay 6 months ago

      You must really be smokin’ something.
      What performances are you talking about?
      Someone that is a bench warmer for a Cyprus club?

      Clear example of someone who just wants the worst for Nigeria.

       
      • Grity 6 months ago

        Keep [email protected], Uzoho manned the post for his clubs last two games and did very well.

        Uzoho is very fit and good to go!

         
      • I think you people are happy now? Let’s see how this pan out. Someone was even saying above that Uzoho should be number one goalkeeper. Very sentimental and greedy people everywhere.

         
      • Always read comments and understand before replying. I said “based on performance for the super eagles, Uzoho should be the one manning the post for super eagles.” This is a fact. Compare and contrast their performances for the super eagles.

         
  • Bruno smart 6 months ago

    The truth is that the present day handlers of the super eagles are not doing much as regards scouting of players,most of the players they are using are scouted by our former coach,there is a guy called chituru odunse,he is a young goalkeeper with Leicester city.

     
  • I honestly feel like Nigerians are the reason for this young boy falling ill for this game because of all the backlash he recieved after AFCON I would not blame him if he decided to stay away alot of people were really harsh on him. It was not nice to see. Now we have been dealt another blow. Because he was really reaching good form in Netherlands. Maybe it is good for him to focus on Club for now and regain his spirit come World Cup he will be very sharp.

     
  • What a mess!

     
  • Usoho played last weekend in his club. This to me is a blessing in disguise. I have never believed okoye is better than uzoho presently.. though he is playing I. His club but he still lacks the confidence and experience for suoer eagles. With time he may come good. But I always prefer uzoho. My ow. Opinion though.

     
  • Okoye contacted Corona virus, he was tested positive in the airport (Holland ) en route to Abuja. Wish him the best. Uzoho will be a good back up.

     
    • Greenturf 6 months ago

      Ghana’s Jordan Ayew was listed despite contracting Corona virus, normally after 5 days of self isolation you are good to go.
      So the Idea was for Jordan to feature in Abuja,Nigeria should have done same anyways,however,things happens for a reason hoping it’s for a good reason besides Uzoho is equally an experienced gloves man who has being to two Afcon and has a world cup experience which hopefully,should count against Ghana.

       
  • JOSIAH Ndugbe 6 months ago

    Aloy agu does not know his job apart from this 3 goalkeepers is their no other goalkeeper that Agu can discover what is your job in the SE how many keepers have you discovered since you came to the SE
    Oga go and discover new keepers and stop rotating old faces

     
    • MONKEY 6 months ago

      LOL…

      Don’t mind that LAZY guy.

      Him just sit down dey CHOP MONEY..

       
  • Theophilus 6 months ago

    Stop criticizing players at this time. Football is a game of eleven players.let’s team up with the coaches to map up strategies on how get the world cup ticket

     
  • I wish Okoye a speedy recovery but he has just given uzoho a big opportunity to become super eagles number one goalie. If we win over the two matches, who do you think the coaches will favour in future games.

     
  • Papafem 6 months ago

    Blessing in disguise. Uzoho will surely do the job

     
  • Ako Amadi 6 months ago

    Okoye was subjected to tribal and racial insults by a rabid gang under encouragement of the sports authorities in Nigeria. This could not have happened under the maturity of Gernot Rohr or Stephen Keshi

     
  • William d conqueror 6 months ago

    Shey una dey see bribe taker at work? John noble again?

     
  • Edoman 6 months ago

    Nigerians do not want Basket in goal. Uzoho is the one. Basket is ill. So let it be. Uzoho is fit and strong. Not because the basket stopped linking in few games doesn’t mean he has generally stop linking. If it was not his linkage in that Tunisia match, Nigeria would have played in semifinal in AFCON. Okoya, get well soon.

     
  • FatherJP 6 months ago

    Okoye replaced by an injured, inactive John Noble!

    If they must invite a goalkeeper from Enyinba, why not the man keeping NOBLE on the bench??.

    Same way nactive and bench warming CHIGOZIE Agbim and later IKECHUKWU EZENWA kept getting invited at the expense of better and regular playing goalkeepers

    What happened to ADELEYE?? At least he’s kept more minutes than Francis Uzoho this season.

    Good luck Super Eagles!

     
  • Omo9ja 6 months ago

    @Mr. Nice, I think you should change your name to Mr. No nice, that is much better.

    You children of nowadays have no respect for anybody. Aba,respect is reciprocal young man.

    I don’t talk to people like this when I was your age kę. Please learn how to talk in public place.

    However, answer to your question. Peter Rufai is a goalkeeper trainer and he is very active, you can check his Instagram page.

    More so, Ike Shorunmu used to be with the Super Eagles before and you can’t compare Ike to Agu during his time, no, mba.

    Nonetheless, Enyeama is another fantastic goalkeeper trainer, check his Instagram page as well. He has able to help so many young goalies and some of his students are doing well in their various clubs now. Please don’t say what you don’t know.

    We need Peter Rufai ike Shorunmu and Enyeama at the world cup. Nigerian will qualify to world Cup by God’s grace. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!