Nigerian's Players Abroad


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This are the Nigerian footballer who played Worldwide.

* Austin Ejide, SC Bastia
* Dele Aiyenugba, Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C.

* Dele Adeleye, Sparta Rotterdam
* Rabiu Afolabi, FC Sochaux
* Samuel Agba, Esbjerg fB
* Kingsley Amuneke, IFK Värnamo
* Onyekachi Apam, OGC Nice
* Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé, Stade Rennais FC
* Eric Ejiofor, Alki Larnaca
* Justice John Erhenede, Esbjerg fB
* Azubuike Oliseh, SV Roeselare

* Mozes Adams, K.V.C. Westerlo
* Abiodun Agunbiade,
* Akande Ajide, FC Locarno
* Oluwafemi Ajilore, FC Groningen
* Yakubu Abubakar Akilu, FC Midtjylland
* Haruna Babangida, Apollon Limassol
* Prince Ikpe Ekong, Djurgårdens IF Fotboll
* Emmanuel Ekpo, Columbus Crew
* Shikoze Udoji, PFC CSKA Sofia

* Oluwasegun Abiodun, Hamarkameratene
* David Solomon Abwo, US Créteil-Lusitanos
* Shola Ameobi, Newcastle United
* Dele Adebola, Bristol City F.C.
* Saidu Adeshina, FC Sion
* Victor Agali, Skoda Xanthi F.C.
* Akeem Agbetu, Kolding FC
* Julius Aghahowa, Kayserispor
* Ade Akinbiyi, Burnley F.C.
* Joseph Akpala, Club Brugge K.V.
* Benedict Akwuegbu, Beijing Hongdeng
* Kevin Amuneke, IFK Norrköping
* Babajide Collins Babatunde, FC Midtjylland
Victor Anichebe, Everton F.C.
* Abubakar Bello-Osagie, CR Vasco da Gama
* Kabir Bello, Sepahan F.C.
* Ideye Aide Brown, Neuchâtel Xamax
* Macauley Chrisantus, Hamburger SV
* Ndubisi Chukenyere, Hibernians F.C.
* Andrea Cossu, U.S. Triestina Calcio
* Mohammed Aliyu Datti, R.A.E.C. Mons
* Abiola Dauda, Kalmar FF
* Tosin Dosunmu, K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot
* Osahon Eboigbe, Cercle Brugge
* Connally Edozien, Miami FC
* Abdulrazak Ekpoki, ND Gorica
* Chinedu Ogbuke, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
* Enosh Ntobari Osardejor, F.C. Vizela
* Ode Thompson, SV Roeselare

Free Agents
* Celestine Babayaro
* Ibrahim Babatunde


Nigerian Players Abroad

Starry Bid For the 2018 World Cup

The star studded group has more than 3,000 international caps, 450 international goals and over 70 appearances at World Cup final tournaments between them! That's as strong a bid as any can get! Read on for more...
The group consists of a diverse mix of prominent foreign players who've made a huge impact on the English game, current England soccer stars, former legendary players, members of the England women's team and representatives of the England disabled teams. The foreign soccer stars backing England's bid read like a who's who of world class soccer, from Germany's soccer shirt number 13, Michael Ballack, to Brazilian soccer uniform number 10, Robinho, including the likes of Ghana midfielder Michael Essien, Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel, Argentinean Ardiles and former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. The FA bid team feels these international figures will encourage support for the bid all over the world by sharing their experiences of the English game.
German captain, Michael Ballack felt, "The atmosphere and competitive nature of English football has been a great experience, playing with and against the best players in the world. England would be a fitting host for the 2018 World Cup."
Current England soccer stars David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Steven Gerrard are all part of this distinguished squad. And if that's not enough, the biggest legends in English football have also pledged their support! There's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Peter Shilton, Viv Anderson, Bryan Robson, David Seaman, Stuart Pearce, Peter Beardsley, Andrew Cole and John Barnes. The FA bid team explained that, "Each ambassador will offer invaluable support to England 2018 at home and abroad in a variety of ways, including attendance of bid events and international matches, use of their image in promotional materials and meetings with key football stakeholders. The global reputation of the ambassadors will help positively showcase England 2018 internationally, as well as, continue to build public support for the World Cup bid in England."
"I am convinced England would be a fabulous place for World Cup football. We love the game here and it plays a part in every town, village, city and street in England. It gives me great pleasure to provide support along with a number of great figures to help give our passionate fans the chance to see World Cup football in this country," said former England captain, Alan Shearer. While the current captain of England's team, John Terry described how, "England would be a fantastic home for the World Cup if we had the opportunity to stage the tournament in 2018. It has been great to see how much support the England 2018 World Cup bid has already received from people in the game. Important names in football have been coming forward to find out how they can help and our passionate fans can also make a real difference."
The way things are going it would be surprising if England doesn't succeed in winning the bid of hosting the next World Cup! But first, there's the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to look forward to!
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Fun Facts About Nigeria - Birthplace of Hakeem Olajuwon!

Expert Author Alejandro Guevara Onofre
Welcome to Nigeria-A Multicultural Country in Africa
Hakeem Olajuwon
Did you know- Nigerian-born Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon is the "second-best player in the world" in the words of George Karl, former coach of the United States Men's National Team. Like Sade (singer) and Wole Soyinka (1986 Nobel Prize), Mr Olajuwon is an idol in Nigeria. He once said, "I do not like it when TV only shows the bad things and then say, 'This Lagos' (Nigeria's former capital). There are bad things, sure, but in Lagos we have designer clothes, big buildings, videos, and many other things that people enjoy in America. TV doesn't show that, and I get tired of trying to explain it".
Did you know- The modern country of Nigeria, once the seat of an ancient kingdom, is located on the southern coast of western Africa. This former British colony is bordered by Benin (known as Dahomey until 1972) to the West, Niger (ex French colony) to the north, Chad (former French colony) and Cameroon (former French & British territory) to the East, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. It is an African country of considerable contrasts: It is home to mangrove swamps, plateaus, semideserts, and tropical rainforests. Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, but Lagos, former capital, is the largest city.
Did you know- On October 1, 1960, Nigeria, after a 102-year European occupation, became an independent country within the British Commonwealth.
Nigeria & USA
Did you know- Abuja and Washington have maintained excellent diplomatic ties. Under this context, America's leader Jimmy Carter visited the African country in 1978. Subsequently, on August 24, 2000, Lagos was visited by Bill Clinton.
Did you know- The English-speaking country is the ten-largest country in population in the world, with 154 million people. About 50 percent of the population is Muslim. At least 1.5 millions Nigerians live in abroad, 70% of them in Western Europe
Did you know- The 38-year of military rule ended in 1998 when Olusegun Obasanjo won the country's first free elections. In the subsequent years, Nigeria, an oil-rich country, became a democratic state.
United Nations
Did you know- After independence, on October 7, 1960, the country joined the United Nations. Post 1960, it was one of the anti-apartheid leaders on Earth.
International Awards
Did you know- At the end of 1986, Wole Soyinka became the first black author to win a Nobel Prize for Africa. Indeed, Mr. Soyinka was one of sub-Saharan Africa's well-known novelists in the latter half of the past century. In addition to his career as novelist, he was a prominent campaigner for democracy and human rights on the African mainland in the 70s and 80s.
Did you know- The 1999 FIFA Under-20 World Cup was held in Nigeria an event that was the envy of the rest of the world. In fact, this is the largest soccer tournament to be held in Nigeria.
Did you know- From a culturally perspective Nigeria is a notable place with over 100 ethnic groups. Apart from that, the English-speaking country is interesting in terms of its biodiversity: there are many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries; lions, elephants, wild birds and reptiles all populated these national parks. In addition, its capital, Abuja, is one of sub-Saharan Africa's most modern cities. Music is also one of the main activities of the nation, birthplace of Sade, one of the world's most successful female singers. Finally, it also has spectacular architectural sites: the Osun-Sogbo Sacred Grove, a World Heritage Site, is one of the most visited scenic places in Nigeria.
Famous Visitors
Did you know- In the early 1980s, Pope John Paul visited Nigeria.
Alejandro Guevara Onofre: Freelance writer. Alejandro is author of a host of articles/essays about over 220 countries and dependencies (and American States as well), from ecology, history, tourism and national heroes to Olympic sports, foreign relations, and wildlife. In addition, he has published some books on women's rights, among them "History of the Women in America" and "Famous Americans."

International Beer Giants Head to Nigeria

Expert Author Dustin Canestorp
While the American craft beer scene is certainly a hot item on the international market, it is far from the only one out there. Many different nations are playing an increasingly important role for major producers. Witness the new emphasis being placed on Mexican and the Caribbean by Heineken. However, there are other areas of importance, too - Nigeria is one such country. What makes Nigeria such an attractive place for beer companies? What's happening in this market?
First, Nigeria has been home to some major brewers - Guinness is one of the most important players in the region. Add to that Nigerian Breweries Plc and Pabod Breweries, and you have a relatively robust industry. SABMiller has now joined the fray. The South African company has made major inroads into Nigeria, and the market has reacted quite strongly. What brought SABMiller all the way to Nigeria? It's the market, combined with falling global sales.
The American craft beer scene has been instrumental in reducing sales for companies like SABMiller both here at home and abroad. As other nations start moving more towards craft brewing (the UK is developing as a major center here), those big players are really feeling the pinch where it hurts most - in their wallets. This leaves those companies only a few paths from which to choose. They can opt to gobble up craft breweries and use them to their advantage (which is being done), or they can opt to explore new markets. Nigeria is just such a market for most of the world's major brewers. In fact, it might just be one of the potentially richest markets found in quite some time.
Nigeria has long been marked by low-quality homebrews. Even with the presence of Guinness and other companies, there simply has not been a wide availability of high-end beer for residents to enjoy. SABMiller will help to change that and in the process, they hope to change their own fortunes as well. While the company is certainly not in any danger of going under, they do need to watch that increasingly ragged bottom line and it's hoped that this market will give them some stability.
In response to SABMiller's move, Heineken has also made inroads into the Nigerian market by purchasing up smaller subsidiaries with an established presence in the country. Heineken might be able to give SABMiller a run for its money, or it might turn out that Nigeria can support both companies quite easily.
Poto Cervesia,
Dustin Canestorp
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