London - Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says the possibility of
playing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has boosted the performance of
striker Shola Ameobi.
Ameobi scored in Nigeria’s 2-2 draw against Italy in an exciting international friendly on November 18, after providing an assist
for Bright Dike to score for the Super Eagles.
Since his international debut in November 2012, Ameobi has
improved for both club and country, a development that prompted Pardew’s
The manager admitted that Nigeria call-up brings happiness
to the players as he looks forward to make a world cup debut in 2014.
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