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Why Osaze Was excluded From super Eagles For afcon 2013 by Johnnoah1st: 9:44am On Dec 27, 2012
West Bromwich
Albion striker,
Osaze Odemwingie,
a sweetheart of
Nigerian football
back in the day,
was excluded from
the Super Eagles
team for the
African Cup of
Nations, AFCON
2013, because, as it
was revealed, of
the two demands
he asked from
team handlers.
The former Nigerian
player of the year
suggested that he
[Odemwingie] would
shuttle between
South Africa and
England during the
tournament , a top
official of the Nigerian
Football Federation
says. While the AFCON
is taking place in
South Africa, the
source said Osaze
wanted to be able
to play for both his
club and country
during the period of
the tournament by
travelling from one
place to the other
depending on the
schedule.
The official, who
preferred anonymity
so as not to be
dragged into a war of
words with Osaze
and the technical
crew, said that Osaze
was initially on Coach
Keshi's list for the
competition. He said
Osaze gave Keshi two
conditions for playing
for Nigeria during the
AFCON tournament.
"The player said his
wife is due for
delivery on January 9,
and would love to be
with her when she
gives birth," the
source said.
While the AFCON will
take place in South
Africa between
January 19 and
February 10, all
invited players are
expected to have
resumed camp by
the first week of
January .
The second reason
was the player's
insistence that he
wanted to shuttle
between South Africa
and England because
he has club
commitments,
according to the
source.
Osaze is a vital player
for his club who has
an ambition to qualify
for Europe in the
English Premier
League.
The official said Keshi
refused and
instead decided to
omit Odemwingie
from AFCON 2013.
Keshi said he wants
full control of the
players during the
AFCON games .
Keshi Osaze's
suggestion to shuttle
between London and
South Africa is not
new to Nigerian
football. The player
was probably just
trying to emulate his
coach, Keshi. During
the AFCON in Morocco
in 1988, under the
leadership of Paul
Hamilton, Keshi played
only two of five
games for Nigeria.
Keshi, one of the very
few Nigerian players
plying their trade in
Europe then, shuttled
between his Belgian
club and Morocco
during the competition
due to his club
commitments.
An angry Osaze,
perhaps feeling angry
the coach would not
allow him enjoy what
Keshi, as a player,
enjoyed, took to
twitter to react to his
exclusion from the
Eagles for AFCON
2013.
In several tweets on
Sunday, Osaze
expressed surprise
at his exclusion and
blasted both Keshi
and the NFF: " Keshi
has no footballing
reasons not to invite
me but is not saying
the truth. He is still in
my plans he said haha
coach u no dey my
plans."
Efforts to get Keshi
to react to this new
information were
unsuccessful as his
phone was switched
off. The gaffer had,
however, said earlier
that Osaze was
simply not in his plans
for the competition;
and, like other
dropped players,
would not be missed.
Other senior officials
of the NFF also
appealed not to be
quoted as they would
not want to be
dragged into the war
of words between
Osaze and the
football federation. Source: http://m.naij.com/news/18096.html
Re: Why Osaze Was excluded From super Eagles For afcon 2013 by brixton(m): 10:54am On Dec 27, 2012
OK
Re: Why Osaze Was excluded From super Eagles For afcon 2013 by Acecube(m): 6:37pm On Dec 28, 2012
Osaze sabi research oh, how e take know say keshi do that kind thing for 1988, coz this is far from being a coincident ?




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