Is Watford The New Ground For The Super Eagles Of Nigeria?

Is Watford The New Ground For The Super Eagles Of Nigeria?


The current signing of Samuel Kalu by Watford FC has elevated the variety of Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria gamers to 6 at Vicarage Highway.

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Emmanuel Dennis

All eyes at the moment are on Vicarage Highway, residence of the premier league aspect Watford, because the variety of Tremendous Eagles Of Nigeria gamers within the camp was lately elevated with the signing of Samuel Kalu from the French Ligue 1 aspect Bordeaux.

This information, nevertheless, has elicited a combined response from Nigerians, who’re involved in regards to the availability of the gamers for future Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria fixtures following the current problems involving Emmanuel Dennis.

The signing of Samuel Kalu was reported by the sports activities journalist Fabrizio Romano on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, for a reported payment of 5 hundred thousand euros (€500,000).

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The AFCON Controversy

The NFF chairman, Amaju Pinnick, revealed that the Watford ahead, Emmanuel Dennis, had not been added to the preliminary 37-man provisional squad submitted by the crew’s former coach, Gernot Rohr.

However the Watford entrance man was later added to a 40-man occasion in December 2021. Watford had acknowledged that the deadline for submission of the record of gamers to the membership sides had been missed and refused to launch the Tremendous Eagles ahead.

This declare was additional backed up by the Nigerian Soccer Affiliation in an Instagram put up that introduced the 28-man record for the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon that commenced on the 9th of January 2022.

Though the Tremendous Eagles captain, Troost Ekong, had been launched by Watford for the match, Emmanuel Dennis’s case was one which raised main issues as to how properly soccer golf equipment revered African soccer.

The Vibrant Facet

The English Premier League is considered as probably the most aggressive and demanding league in Europe. Having key gamers just like the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria in this sort of league might help construct a stronger crew that is ready to compete within the World Cup in Qatar, which commences in November 2022.

Key gamers like Troost Ekong, Maduka Okoye, who’s at the moment out on mortgage to Sparta Rotterdam and Emmanuel Dennis, who’re essential to the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria, require such expertise to play on the grandest stage of soccer, which is the World Cup.

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The truth that Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi play for Leicester Metropolis is a bonus the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria are nonetheless having fun with until date. It is because each gamers perceive each other and may simply dictate the circulate of the sport. 

For different gamers like Samuel Kalu, Oghenekaro Etebo and Tom-Dele Bashiru, who’re additionally out on mortgage at Studying, this will function a chance to impress and make their manner into the Nigeria squad.

My Take

Watford took an opportunity on Emmanuel Dennis, signing him from his former membership after he had solely scored 4 objectives in 24 video games for Membership Brugge.

Maduka Okoye can are available robust and displace the first-choice goalkeeper, Ben Foster, at Watford subsequent season, which might be earlier than the World Cup.

The latest addition to the crew, Samuel Kalu, can push his manner into an already struggling Watford aspect and impress the crew.

Fabrizio’s Tweet

It’s spectacular that English golf equipment are paying shut consideration to Nigerian footballers and are lastly recognizing the expertise they possess as gamers. We see this as a vital level in Nigerian soccer and hope different premier league groups see how a lot the boys can add or supply their groups.

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