Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Super Eagles

Rabiu Ibrahim, © Action Images

Ibrahim may be Eagles' new pillar



Celtic duo, Efe Ambrose and Rabiu Ibrahim, have been called into Nigeria's provisional squad for the 2013 Afcon. But it is Rabiu's call that has hogged the headlines than his teammate at the Bhoys.

Rabiu with his guileful playmaking talent has been identified by a handful of Nigerian coaches as a player who will go places if handed the chance.

"I worked with Rabiu Ibrahim during my time as head coach of Gateway FC. He has the ability to turn any game on its head and he works hard for the team. But it's unfortunate that in Nigeria we are always in a hurry to see young players make it big rather than allow them develop properly.

"I'm happy that the current Super Eagles' coach (Stephen Keshi) is giving him the chance to be part of his team. I believe this is a good move by the coach as Rabiu is capable of helping out in the creative role of the team," said Gbenga Ogunbote, who was Rabiu's coach at Gateway FC in 2006.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Mou faces LVG, Wenger waits to pounce
Going into the weekend round of matches, Chelsea sit top of the Premier League in England with 73...

Sunday Oliseh
Why Klopp may struggle at English clubs
Seven years ago, 2008, a relatively unknown from Mainz 05, Jurgen Klopp, became coach at Germany’s...

Neil Tovey
Schut leaves a legacy
Having spent three years in South Africa plying his trade for Sundowns, Alje Schut will bid the PSL...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs ‘bottle’ it and must be stopped
If referees were soldiers, many of them would be court martialed for cowardice.

Carol Radull
Keep up the KPL conversation
Every time I log onto twitter I have a look over the top trends because that immediately tells you...

Segun Odegbami
Football is full of failed coaches
I admit that I am looking for trouble writing today about coaches. I do not really like discussing...