Newcastle Player Closing In On His Dream


On thing that will be spurring Shola Ameobi on this season in the Newcastle side is the World Cup in Brazil next summer, and he has a very good chance of making it in the Nigerian squad, and it will be a dream come true for the 31 year-old, who was born in Zaria, Nigeria back in 1981.

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Shola Ameobi – great chance to make finals of the World Cup

On Saturday, Nigeria beat Malawi 2-0 with goals from Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moseseihter side of half time,  to win their Group F with 12 points from the six games, and 5 points ahead of Malawi.

Shola got on in the 84th minute for goalscorer Emenike and he certainly seems to like playing for the country of his birth, as he had this to say on supersport.com after the game:

“It is a thing of joy and honor. I want to thank the coach for giving me the opportunity of helping the Super Eagles. We have a good squad of players here,”  “We cannot start thinking too far ahead. We just have to wait and see who we will play.”

It was the first time Shola had played in a competitive game for Nigeria,  and it was his 3rd cap last night  at the UJ Esuene Stadium .

Now the 10 group winners from Round 2 will be paired and play home-and-away ties, with the games likely to be played between the 11th and 15rh October,  and the 15th to 19th November. The draw has not yet been made,  but the five winners their respective ties will qualify for the finals of the World Cup in Brazil.

It’s great that Shola could get a chance to play in a World Cup, and certainly the possibility of playing is  spurring him on this season, an we hope for two things – that he can stay fit, and that he can score some goals for Newcastle.

That should help.

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7 comments so far

  • ginola_tonic

    Sep 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    What about his dream to play well and win something for Newcastle. Hope he gets a double leg break on both his legs. Lazy excuse of a footballer. Pathetic.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Ginola,
    Imagine the irony if you were hit by a bus today !

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  • wynsleap

    Sep 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Quite frankly Ed I’m finding these stories a total yawn.
    Shola’s ambitions for the World Cup should be the least of Toon fans worries or interest at present.
    What matters most currently is to get rid of Ashley and Kinnear (and Pardew too if necessary).
    The wheels have started turning in that attempt and every fan who cares about the club should be giving full attention to that cause.
    I’m sick of hearing the bleeding hearts going on about upsetting the team if we boycott/march/demonstrate etc.
    They are professionals after all and should be able to play with pride behind closed doors if need be.
    This isn’t about the team it’s about the club – the thing we supposedly all hold dear. Most of the players won’t be here anyway in the next two or three years but we will be and still moaning on about lack of investment, disrespect etc. if Ashley is still incumbent.
    For those frightened about Ashley’s revenge what can he do?
    Stop investing? He’s already done that
    Lie to us? He’s done that so many times already.
    Insult us with the people he puts in charge at the club?
    Joe Kinnear and Wise anyone?
    Tarnish the club’s name? Wonga sponsorship, Dennis Wise, change of stadium name, his treatment of club legends Keegan and Shearer just for starters, has already been achieved.
    Desecrate the ground? He’s already placed his Sports Direct tat brand everywhere but the toilet seats.
    Take us into relegation as a punishment? Already done that and worn the T-shirt (and nearly repeated the feat last year).
    Put the club into administration. Ain’t going to happen.
    From now on there should be constant opposition to this guy in any and every form it can take. Game after game.
    And for those who unbelievably defend Ashley and argue about balance sheets, five year plans, so called stability and the Fair Play rules (which are never going to happen) I reckon they’ll be the first to clap their hands
    if and when we have new owners.
    Time for Change? You bet.

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  • ginola_tonic

    Sep 8, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    JFA imagine the double irony if you had a heart attack whilst replying to this blog 😉

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  • sheerbruce

    Sep 8, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    I read this blog every day but never comment. But ginola there is no call for those remarks about Shola admittedly l never happy to see him come on but it’s not his fault every manager picks him at least he’ll give his all for the shirt (that might not be much)

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  • kira13th

    Sep 8, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #6

    At least he’s playing for our club, I’m backing him even though he is not good enough for EPL.

    And I think that he will get the testimonial match from our club, right???

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  • Brutooon

    Sep 8, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Shola Ameobi the Sh*test football player EVER is dreaming of going to the World Cup?

    NOT GONNA HAPPEN

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