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Should Kanu Make The 23 Man List?

Largerback's reaction to Kanu after yeaterday's match shows Kanu might not be included in his final 23-man list. From Largerback's handshake with Kanu, it shows the coach simply thanked Kanu for his contributions to the team so far and make him realised that his services might not be needed at the World Cup.

What do you guys think?

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I would always go for my Intelligent Old sluggish Kanu.

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Iam sorry, but it is you that lacks a basic understanding of modern football. Modern football discourages straitjacket compartmentalization of players into positions, especially in the midfield. Modern football requires physical fitness , - ask morihno, Wenger or Ferguson, who impose very strick physical and dietary regime on their players.

Kanu had not been very fit since after his arsenal days, and had had an outstanding performance since then.

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Correction: Fat Ayegbeni vs Old and sluggish Kanu (Mr noodles)

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@wirinet am sure u don't know our to play football, football nowadays is not about running d whole field but what u can do with ball.my dear case closed we won, King kanu is playin at 2010 world cup.

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yes kanu should probably make the team.

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kANU SERVE AS CAPTAIN AND I THINK FOR THE EXPERIENCE, HE SHOULD MAKE THE LIST, BUT FOR THE PHISICALLY FIT, OOOOHHHHHH, EGBON TI DAGBA, RETIREMENT

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But the fact remains that a weak and ineffective Ayegbeni would be at the world cup.I would prefer an old Kanu to that.

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Non of the above, both are too old to withstand the rigours of a world cup game for 90 mins.

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Take a pick Young Ayegbeni and an Old Kanu?

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You cannot compare Roger Milla to Kanu on so many fronts, first Milla was an out and out striker, so his job was mainly to finish the work done by the midfielders. He almost never crosses the half way mark. Kanu on the other hand is more of a midfielder, he is expected to run the whole length of the midfield, which requires much more stamina.

Then, Milla was able to score 4 goals at Italia 90, but when he was brought back again in USA 94, the Cameroonian team was playing short one, there were beaten mercilessly.

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Maybe if an experienced OLD MAN Roger milla was not taken to Italia 90 maybe Camry would not have been placed on the map of world soccer.

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His experience is needed where? on the bench or on the field?. And if it is on the field, how many mins will he be able to provide that experience in a game of 90 + mins?.

We are talking about the World cup here, not nations cup. You will be playing against a very fit Argentinian team and a Korean team that can run non stop for over 120mins.

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Do you people want to kill kanu for his family? you guys no like kanu at all. Do you people not know that bone injury after the age of 40 will never heal?. Let kanu go to South Africa as part of the technical crew and not a player. We cannot afford to take a player who can play only 20mins of active football.

Zidane retired from international football at the height of his football career for god sake. Even ronaldinho that is still playing very well in a bigger team than kanu is not going to the world cup.

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No!!!!!!!!!!!!!Kanu's tricks are over since the age grade competition, if you guys desperately need Kanu to perform or motivate Nigeria players send him to Coach Siasia,he can join his(Siasia) team, His experience, expertise and talents are too minute for the Super eagles, and today's football!!!!!!!!!!!Let him shine and retire with the flying eagles!!

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NO,he should give the younger ones chance to shine

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YES. Kanu wants to quit active football after this World Cup. For that reason, he should be allowed to fulfil that dream. He has paid his dues for this country. Lets just grant him that honour.

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whether as a player or as an ambassador, abeg he shud be in south africa 2010.

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Yes and No. Yes he should make the list only to Ginger the other players swagger. and No as a player.

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@9jauk

u are a skunk. come out of the bush and experience the old invention called TV.

kanu never played for the most part of the torunament.

monkey.

@admin please note that this 'olodo' insulted me first. i have to respond o!

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@12large am vry sure u don't know hw to raise not to talk of playing d round leather game.football is a team game if d other 10 on d field played well King Kanu would have deliver for d National team.get that into ur soogyhead lol.

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The problem with us in Africa is we don't know how to quit when the ovation is still loud, If Kanu was a Brazilian, an Argentine or a Spaniard will we in the world cup, He has done his bit, for this we are all very grateful, now is the time to leave the stage.

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Not only Kanu, but Segun Odegbami, Rashidi Yekini, Sunday Oliseh and Okocha JJ. They can alll share their experience at the world cup!

Nonsense!! At what age did kanu start playing football? If assholes like him don't retire then i wonder when the likes of Rabiu Ibrahim, Macurlay Christantus and Sani Emmanuel will don the National Jersey. The guy is a selfish and has no self respect.

With or without him we are losing all our group matches WE ARE GOING TO BE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF AFRICA!!! All thanks to corruption.

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If Kanu's going let Yakubu go too.

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Is nt Kanu in a better shape than Yobo,Shitu,and Utaka John?

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HIS EXPERIENCE IS WELL NEEDED

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Do you think kanu is good enough to play with argentina?

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Kanu should be on the list

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kanu or not ,nigeria has no team to

present in s/a,it should have been

better if we can go to world cup

with present john ogbu flying eagles

than these super eagle we have.but may be

with the kind luck of present president

who knows what may happen with the team.

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kanu needs to get the fuk out of the squad and allow the right young minded dudes to make an impact for niaja

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Eventhough Papilo got no more strength left in him i think his wealth of experience and passes will be needed. The Man should definitely go to SA.

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With all due to respect, Kanu should not make the 23 man squad, i understand he is a legend and he has done a lot for football in Nigeria but based on his recent performances he has not been good.

It would be good to have him there as a coaching staff because he has tremodous knowledge about the game and that it will help the players.

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Yes papilo, should be there, he is needed in the team as the team lacks a leader and motivator.

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there are five footballers in Nigeria that are my idols any day.Two have retired,one is been contemplated while the rest two are very young and still been celebrated. 1.King jay jay 2.Lord Amonike 3.The Suprem Kanu 4.Superlative Ogbuke and 5.The 'WOW' Ik.Pls i beg u na i no wan i miss the suprem 4 SA as i take miss the 'WOW' 4 Angola o

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whr is 9ja messi,OKOro

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Nigerians shock me most time's with thr summations,KING kanu has got great mastermind in d feild of play,no doubht,his old,unfortunatly ,no one plays like kanu in d presence 9ja squad ,we need is massive experience, Larger Gulder pls don't be drunk u need him.The so called coach is silly move by d NFA,why not SIASIA idiots.

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Kanu should be part of the team. Though he is old but his experience matters. If Roger Miller can go to the world cup at his age and still perform, I wonder why Kanu cannot do better. Please let Kanu go tyo the world cup.

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I JUST THINK HE SHOULD GO AND REST. HE'S PAID HIS DUES, ALL HE NEED DO NOW IS TO WATCH FROM THE SIDELINES.

RESPECT

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with or without Kanu, Nigeria is going nowhere in SA (sorry if I sound pessimistic, i am just being realistic), so, it wont matter if we include him or not on that ground. I feel very strong that we should include him in the team though to help him boost his CV and honour one of our greatest footballers of all time, afterall England will be including Beckham even though he is not going to play in SA, we can do similar thing for Kanu

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Kanu should make the team on two grounds: 1. His quality is still unparalled in the team. Nobody has got the quality that Kanu has got in that team. Also his wealth of experience would be of huge importance to us.

2. It would be the perfect stage for Kanu to take a bow after his enormous contributions to the Super Eagles. We still remember Atlanta '96, the pass that got us a victory against Cameroon in the 2004 Nations Cup in Tunisia. Remember how he single handedly wrecked Algeria during the Germany 06 qualifiers even though we didnt qualify. These are just a few of the games that Kanu's brilliance has radiated. Yes, he lacks match fitness, he has lost his pace but remember that Kanu is the cat with 9lives. Kanu must go to SA or else we go kidnap Lagerback.

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If Kanu should prove his mettle in the subsequent friendlies. Then there is no call for his exclusion.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOO

We don,t want relegated players

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boyomo abeg shut up. what has kanu done for nigeria senior team, he is jut living off atlanta 1996 14 years ago in senior team he has been rubbish since 2003 to now. a player that has been relegated 2 times. if toni ronaldo,carlos,pato,zanetti can be dropped then why can't a avarage player like kanu

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@hollandis,iyineda and candylips so na like that una memory weak. we are talking King Kanu.u guys must in actual sense be an ingrate. hw i wish i know una, i will immediately disengaged my relationship with una because u've show me una type

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World cup is not african cup of nation where all comes to play is always physical ability .here we are talking about is a world game, where the whites are more so what we need in world cup is not power or irrational tackles but fair and beautiful football.and in that area King Kanu is the best not only in Nigeria but the whole of Africa.

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ambassador no doubt but in ur present crops of players, who amoungs them as papi's xperience.abeg leave matter 4 matheuas papillo is relevant 4 our world cup campaign.

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