Written by Tosin Omojola:

NON-PLAYING Super Eagles regulars risk expulsion from the national team following the words  of Lars Lagerback, Nigeria’s Technical Adviser, as he left the country on Thursday night.

The Swedish coach on Thursday returned to his native country and when asked by journalists if he would use the opportunity of his journey back home to monitor Nigerian players in Europe, he said:

”I have said it several times that I know most of the players and those who play regularly will have the chance of playing at the World Cup.

There are players who are supposed to be in the national team who are not there and there are those who are there who need to acquire necessary fitness to make the World Cup,” explained Lagerback.

Saturday Tribunesports reports that most of Nigeria’s regulars at the 2010 Africa Nations Cup find it difficult to make the starting line up of their teams.

In the English Premiership, Super Eagles’ captain, Nwankwo Kanu and his assistant, Yobo Joseph do not command regular slots at Portsmouth and Everton respectively.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni, also of Everton, is mostly introduced in the last quarter of Toffees’ games while Danny Shittu, continues to sit out Bolton’s games.

Monaco of France  has just released midfielder Sanni Kaita and Obafemi Martins is yet to taste action under the new coach of German Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg.

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2 Thoughts on “Lagerback Bombshell: Fear Grips Kanu, Yobo, Others

  1. Eugene Enabebholo on March 7, 2010 at 8:30 am said:

    I just hope that our new Technical adviser will stick to what he has said an make the team to the world cup to be players that are young, hungry and fit for the world cup. This is the only reason i am rooting for a foreign coach now! Our Local coaches can not take this kind of decision! That is why we are always recycling the same set of players 4 many years. If they were recycling young players it would have been a different ball game! Please advice the new TA that he should not be cajoled to include in the team, old and unfit players. If he has to put experienced players, they have to be fit and fight for shirts!

  2. tommy .s. lyoriobhe on March 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

    We need to grow new boys for the SuperEagles . Yakubu can’t even carry him-self. Kanu can now stay out. we need Regulars for the world cup.

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