Nigeria’s
Italy based midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi is eligible to pay for the Super Eagles
against Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes on Sunday.
There
has been an outcry from Nigerians to check the records of Super Eagles players
so as to avoid a 
re-occurrence of what had happened to the likes of Equatorial
Guinea, Ethiopia and most recently, the Cape Verde.
However,
naijafootball247.com checks reveal that Onazi is eligible to play as he has
received only one caution since Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying race began.
Four
Super Eagles players may miss the 2nd leg against Ethiopia next month if they
get a booking on Sunday as they already have a yellow card shown to them in
previous games.
The
players are Godfrey Oboabona, Elderson Echiejile, Ogenyi Onazi and Emmanuel
Emenike
Below is the
breakdown of Nigeria’s yellow card history
Nigeria v
Namibia June 3 in Calabar
Efe
Ambrose and Godfrey Oboabona were shown yellow cards in this game.
Malawi v Nigeria
June 9 in Blantyre
Efe
Ambrose got a yellow card and missed the game against Kenya in Calabar on March
23.
Nigeria v Kenya
March 23 in Calabar
Elderson
Echiejile was shown a yellow card in this game.
Kenya v Nigeria
5th June in Kiserani
Ogenyi
Onazi got a yellow card
Nigeria V Malawi
September 7
Emmanuel
Emenike was cautioned by the referee in this game.
So
with all this no player is ruled out of the game due to yellow card offences.
Just
after the FIFA Confederation Cup, the Nigeria Football Federation president,
Aminu Maigari raised an alarm insinuating that head coach of the team, Stephen
Keshi may not be qualified to do the job of picking players on his own.
It
seemed Maigari suggested that all one hundred and sixty million Nigerians
should help the head coach pick the team.
Now
after the same NFF failed to give Nigerians the name of the Federation Cup top
scorer just two days after the competition ended in September, there was the same
fear that the NFF alone could not correctly ascertain the yellow card hiostory
of Super Eagles players.
There
was an outcry from a section of Nigerian Super Eagles followers that Onazi has received
two yellow cards but from these stats taken from FIFA’s website, it seems that
has been laid to rest.

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