Date: 6th February 2008 at 6:27pm
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The competiton that seems to bring havoc to teams up and down the country is over for Dan Shittu – and no, not the League Cup, the African Nations Cup.

The powerful centre half saw his Nigeria side progress as far as the Quarter Finals where they were ousted by the hosts, Ghana.

Shittu started that match alongside a host of well-known names including Ayegbeni Yakubu, Joseph Yobo and Mikel Jon Obi.

With U.S.A internation Jay DeMerit sidelined for three weeks due to a groin problem, big Dan should slot in at the back alongside Leigh Bromby, which could see Lloyd Doyley replaced by Aidy Jnr [Mariappa].

Welcome back Danny, we’ve all missed you!