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Should Anichebe Regret Putting His Fatherland First?

It appears somebody lied about Anichebe's fitness for the Worldcup.

The boy had a choice like Victor Moses, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Nedum Onuoha, Cole, to play for England where they will be judged on their abilities or at least not lie about why they are dropped. But he instead chose Nigeria his fatherland.

Now in what appears to be a white lie NFF claims Anichebe was dropped due to injury and this claim has been vehemently rejected by Everton who are so furious about the debacle.

The question is: Do we still have the moral right to try to lure any young Nigerian with dual nationality in future?

Are those who choose to reject Nigeria not right after all?

Can anything be done about this case and can Largerback reverse himself on Anichebe?

What use is Danny Shittu, Yakubu, Kanu Nwankwo in the team?

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If the NFF had or is doing its job, there wouldn't be need to start luring players to play for the Super Eagles given the talents abound in the league.

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u r one sad bloke. i bet you could bleach your skin and do plastic surgery to get a polish passport. Anichebe for which england? go and ask him whether England contacted him on playing for them. the same England that just kicked out Darren Bent(2nd or 3rd highest brittish born EPL goal scorer) and theo Walcott abi? did England tell you that Anichebe is what they ae looking for? in any case even if that was the case, this is the national team. this is not a case of choosing which club to play for that will best help your career. and you are not owed anything except for fair treatment which is the only bone of contention as far as im concerned

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of cos he should regret,if he chose england he's chances would be more cos of their need of a big striker not dem skinny crouch and co.

NFA is a joke,the Nigerian team is also a joke, even odemwingie for stay russia,sumtin for happen for hm life.

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If he lyks let him regret. Is he the First person to be drop from going to the worldcup?

If he had choosen England, he won't even smell the training camp.

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Think of what Michael Owen as an 18yr old did to the Argentine defence line of Pellegrino Moriccino and Roberto Ayala.

There are times in football when tactics don't work anymore, both teams have cancelled each other out, they are perhaps even exhausted by the shear level of tactical machinations at which the game is played.

Sometimes in times like this in football it takes youthful exhuaberance to break the deadlock, it takes a kid with pace to change your fortunes. The Argentine defence line in this world cup is highly experienced but they are also old and slow. Demichelis, Walter Samuel, Ottamedi, these guys are slow but experienced. When tactics fails against them, you could simply introduce a fresh young boy to run at them.

That is simply where we will miss Anichebe in this world cup.

I wish you guys goodluck though, but I am off this case.

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Its due to people like you, players like Pappi Kanu and Yakubu could walk into the national team without no problem,  The whole WORLD were saying atleast theirs one Nigerian player (Anichebe) we could say we know his age,   Kanu moves across the field like someone who has wlked across the sahara, Victor would burst his guts for the shirt, no wonder Rahidi Yekini called the current team spineless,

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The pressure Nigerians pile on the NFF is just too much. Thats why NFF had to lie about why Anichebe was dropped. I'm not in support of the NFF playing pranks, if you want to drop a player, come clean about it. Its the coach's job anyways. That being said, I dont see anything Anichebe had done to deserve a place in SA in the first place or even being in the provisional list. He had a great 45 minutes against Saudi but is that enough basis to justify his inclusion? Has he stood up to be counted at club level? Does he even have any glorious past or experience that would have favoured him in the selection process which is the basis people like Yakubu, Kanu and Utaka made the team. Besides, is he better than the others selected?

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But the NFF did not say he was dropped because he did not raise his game. Rather, that he was injured. Nigerians demand honesty from them.

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the OP has no sense

who woulda looked at him in England

is Agbonlahor going to world cup?

what about the olympic medal?

so what should Apam do? change his nationality to Beninoise?

crap

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such silly comments as this post make me furious. representing your fatherland is an honour my friend not a right. as far as im concerned it is a matter of national pride. what kind of nonsense is this? so because he chose nigeria instead of England we should be eternally grateful to him and offer him a first team berth automatically? do you think that the England that dropped Walcott and Darren Bent will ever have even glanced at Anichebe?

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this is a silly thread. He's an Olympic medalist (something impossible for England) and he is poised to be the best Nigerian striker of the nxt ten years. He's been hurt for TWO YEARS! We haven't seen anything yet. Once he's at full fitness, he will be unstoppable and gives something Yakubu Martins and all can't:hope.

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He can regret if he wants. . .i doubt if any of dem other players wil ever play 4 england!

He has played the olympics and a couple of matches 4 the super eagles?

Wuts there to regret?

Aghonlahor woulda been in d mundial if he didnt choose to play 4 england dat wil neva use him

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He can regret if he wants. . .i doubt if any of dem other players wil ever play 4 england!

He has played the olympics and a couple of matches 4 the super eagles?

Wuts there to regret?

Aghonlahor woulda been in d mundial if he didnt choose to play 4 england dat wil neva use him

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Comment by Olumadu - - - - - -Culled from Vanguard comments

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