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Shola Step Closer To Messi – Named In Nigeria World Cup 30 Man Preliminary Squad

6 years ago
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Nigeria’s manager, Stephen Keshi, had said players needed to be playing to be able to compete for his World Cup squad, and the late Shola goal run has done the trick with the Newcastle striker named in the Nigeria World Cup preliminary 30 man squad for Brazil.

Whether Alan Pardew was doing Shola a specific favour or not, Ameobi’s late run of appearances and couple of goals won’t have done any harm.

John Obi Mikel, Peter Odemwingie and Victor Moses also make the 30 man get together.

June 2 is D day when Keshi will knock seven players off his squad to leave the 23 who will travel to Brazil.

Before then Nigerai have a friendly against Scotlan don May 27 before flying to the USA a day later to complete preparations before the actual tournament.

Nigeria feature in Group F alongside Bosnia, Argentina and Iran.

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