Osaze to return to Eagles for 2013 Nations Cup

Osaze Odemwingie

 The Eagles Striker will now be available for selection for the 2013 Nations Cup


Nov. 5 (PREMIUM TIMES) —Nigerian striker, Osaze Odemwingie, is set for recall to the Super Eagles after an extensive talk with team coach, Stephen Keshi, the

spokesperson of the Eagles, Ben Alaiya, has said.

“Osaze will be recalled to the Super Eagles after his discussions with Keshi at the weekend,” Mr. Alaiya said.

An international since 2001, ‘Osas’ established himself at the 2004 Nations Cup in Tunisia, where Nigeria placed third. However, the West Bromwich Albion striker has not played for the Eagles since a 2013 Nations Cup qualifier in Rwanda in February; and Keshi revealed last week the player told him he has quit international football.

Osaze told the Eagles Coach that he was disappointed he only played a bit role during the 2010 World Cup after playing all the qualifiers.

“He told me he has decided not to play for Nigeria anymore. He said he was unhappy with how he was treated in the national team in the past,” Keshi said. “He said he played in all the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup only to be dropped in the finals in South Africa. He assured me he has no problems with me as a person and he took this decision even before I took over the team.”

Osaze’s decision to return to the Super Eagles ahead of the 2013 Nations Cup increases the number attackers available for selection for

the Eagles preparation for the competition to be held in January in South Africa.


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