Meet Your Super Eagles in MIDFIELD

Name: Wilfred Ndidi

Place of Birth : Lagos

Age: 21

Position(s): Defensive midfield, Centre midfield, Centre back, Right back

Current Club: Leicester City(England)

Height: 1.87m(6 ft 2 in)

Jersey Number: 4

After a decent youth National team career as a defender,the Fox is highlighting the revolution of modern day defensive midfield duties.

Wilfred Ndidi was named the third best Young player of the 2015/2016 Belgian league season,he also replicated such for Leicester City as he won the Club’s Young player of the year back to back in 18months.

The 21-year-old is known for his versatility as he could play across the back line and midfield and his tackle winning stat of the just concluded season was the second best in European top leagues.

Strength: Disciplined, Very hardworking, Smart tackler, Versatility, Good Aerial Presence, Very reliable defensively, Capability to score from long range, Long throw-ins and a tireless workaholic.

Weakness: An Average ball passer.

Name: Oghenekaro Peter Etebo

Place of Birth: Lagos

Age: 22

Position(s): Central Midfield

Current Club: Stoke City(England)

Height: 1.76m(5 ft 9in)

Jersey Number: 8

The potter is arguably the most versatile player in the team.

Etebo made his mark in the Nigeria Professional Football League for Warriwolves before an outstanding display from him Won the African U-23 Championship for Nigeria in 2015.

The 22-year-old was named CAF Most Promising Player of 2015,an award won by the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and Mohamed Salah.

An Olympic Bronze medalist who gave a good account of himself against Japan by scoring four goals in 90minutes in Rio 2016.

Strength : Great player, Very fast, hard working, can play almost anywhere in the midfield and attack, good technique, decent at crossing, good passing ability, tracks back a lot to help the fullbacks, Lots of stamina, stronger than he looks too,pretty press resistant.

Good short passing ability,can carry the ball into the final third and look for the killer pass.

Weakness: Shooting technique is average.

Name: John Obi Mikel

Place of Birth: Jos (Nigeria)

Age: 31

Position(s): Attacking Midfield

Current Club: Tianjin Teda (China)

Height: 1.88m(6 ft 2 in)

Jersey Number: 10

No Nigerian footballer come close to Mikel in terms of accolades in the last decade and his experience,goals and assists propelled the Super Eagles to qualify for their sixth World cup.

The skipper of the Super Eagles was there in Brazil four years ago but failed to live to expectations after a heroic display at Afcon and Confederations cup in 2013 that saw him becomes runner-up to Ivorian,Yaya Toure in the African Footballer of the year award.

He led the Dream team to a Bronze medal in 2016 and have scored at every National team senior tournaments except the FIFA World Cup.

Strength: Veteran, Good passer, Difficult to dispossess, Decent dribbler, A great game reader and Tempo keeper/changer.

Weakness: Low stamina, Poor shooting technique and slow pace.

Name: Joel Chukwuma Obi

Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Age: 27

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Position(s) :Left midfield

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Current Club : Torino(Italy)

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Height : 1.77m(5 ft 10 in)

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Jersey Number :15

The serial Serie A campaigner had a rising National team profile in 2010 and 2011 but injury has plight his promising career.

The Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will be his International competition debut.

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Strength : Strong tackler,Powerful,Feirce,Physical,Can play in varieties of position including defensive midfield,left back,box to box and other related roles.

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Weakness : Prone to injury,Get swallowed/overwhelmed in big games,Too left footed.

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Name : Ogenyi Eddy Onazi

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Place of Birth : Jos(Nigeria)

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Age : 25

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Position(s) : Defensive Midfield

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Current Club :Trabzonspor(Turkey)

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Height : 1.73m(5 ft 8 in)

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Jersey Number :17

The former Lazio enforcer tied down his place in the Green and White in 2013 after playing a huge role in helping Nigeria to win the African Cup of Nations.

The current Vice-Captain was one of Nigeria’s best players in the last edition of the FIFA world held in South America.

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Strength : Brawl,Pace,Power,Good long range passer,Influential in the dressing room.

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Weakness : Overweight,Erratic passer,Loses concentration easily.

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Name : John Ogochukwu Ogu

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Place of Birth : Lagos

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Age : 30

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Position(s) : Central Midfield

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Current Club :Hapoel Be'er Sheva

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Height : 1.92m(6 ft 4 in)

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Jersey Number : 19

The Israeli league legend always put in a good shift since his debut in 2013.

Ogu was brought into the National team by Late Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi as an alternative for John Mikel Obi and the big midfielder justified his inclusion despite limited opportunities with goals against the likes Mexico and Algeria.

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Strength : Stability,Long range shooter,Powerful left foot,Versatile to play in defence and midfield,Big frame and An Aerial threat.

span style="background-color: black; color: white;">Weakness : Slow pace,Too left footed and Low Energy.

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POS.
CLUB
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
1
Plateau Utd
25
14
7
4
36
15
21
49
2
Rivers Utd
25
13
6
6
28
15
13
45
3
Lobi Stars
25
12
7
6
26
19
7
43
4
Rangers Intl
24
10
7
7
25
20
5
37
5
Enyimba
20
11
3
6
30
20
10
36
6
Akwa United
25
8
11
6
23
22
1
35
7
Kano Pillars
24
8
10
6
27
18
9
34
8
Dakkada FC
26
8
10
8
26
26
0
34
9
Sunshine Stars
25
9
7
9
27
29
-2
34
10
Katsina Utd
24
9
7
8
18
25
-7
37
11
Warri Wolves
24
9
6
9
25
23
2
33
12
FC Ifeanyi Ubah
25
10
3
12
25
28
-3
22
13
Heartland
25
9
5
11
21
21
0
32
14
MFM FC
25
8
7
10
19
19
0
31
15
Wikki Tourists
25
8
7
10
23
24
-1
31
16
Abia Warriors
25
8
6
11
23
28
-5
30
17
Nasarawa Utd
25
8
5
12
27
27
0
29
18
Jigawa GS
25
9
2
14
25
35
-10
29
19
Kwara Utd
25
8
4
13
23
33
-10
28
20
Adamawa Utd
25
6
2
17
17
47
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20