Vanguard (Lagos)

14 November 2012

Nigeria: Ejide Leads Eagles Against Venezuela

Christopher. The Eagles number one jersey has since been alternated between the duo, with Enyeama having the lion's share, but Wednesday's game will be another opportunity for Ejide to lay claim to the Eagles number one shirt.

In the meantime, Newcastle United of England's longest serving player, Shola Ameobi, has said he was simply delighted to be part of the Nigerian set up for the first time and hopes it turns out well on Wednesday (Thursday morning in Nigeria). Ameobi spoke after dinner on Monday night on arrival from England.

"Its good to be here and I will learn to speak Pidgin English as the players have directed", he joked after his former teammate at the Toons', Obafemi Martins challenged him to start speaking in Pidgin English, which Keshi has adopted as the official language each time the team is in camp.

Also in ecstacy over his call up is Bright Dike of MLS side Portland Timbers in the United States, who was the last to join camp. Dike said at breakfast on Tuesday morning that it was a dream come true for him to be part of the Nigerian set up, as Assistant Coach, Sylvanus Okpala tries to size up abilities to speak the Ibo language. "I understand it but don't speak fluently, it will get better now that I will start coming to Nigeria", he said amidst smiles.

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