Super Eagles Wants Osaze Odemwingie Back As Keshi Tenders An Open Invitation

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June 28, 2013 – Nigerian Super Eagles Wants Osaze Odemwingie Back As Keshi Tenders An Open Invitation

Several players of Nigeria’s Super Eagles have declared that they would not mind having controversial West Bromwich Albion attacker, Peter Odemwingie back in the team, Supersport.com reports.

Odemwingie last featured for Nigeria in a 2013 Nations Cup qualifying game in Kigali, Rwanda in February 2012.

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi hinted in an interview this week that Odemwingie could get an unlikely recall to the national team.

“For (Odemwingie), he still has a place in the team. I’m not looking for an apology from him. (Odemwingie) is somebody that I like very well and he knows that. The thing is, it’s about the team that I’m worried about,” Keshi said.

Inter Milan midfielder, Obiora Nwankwo has now praised Keshi for “this bold step” and believes Odemwingie’s return would bode well for the African champions.

“Having Odemwingie back in the national team would be a big plus. With all due respect to all the strikers in the team who have been working hard, Odemwingie is a very experienced striker who knows his way to goal,” said the 21-year-old currently on loan at Romanian club, CFR Cluj.

Nwankwo added that experience plays a big role in teams winning matches when the stakes are high and insisted that Keshi’s recent declarations are nothing short of a masterstroke.

“Talent alone is not just enough to win games. You need experience and that’s where you need people like (Vincent) Enyeama, (Joseph) Yobo, (John) Mikel Obi and Odemwingie.

“The coach has acted like a father and we must respect that,” he said.

Enugu Rangers midfielder, Sunday Mba also added his voice to the issue and explained that Odemwingie’s potential and long years as a professional footballer would “help the team.”

“As footballers, our job is to go out there and play but experience is important in this game and I think Odemwingie would help the team in this regard,” he said.

[Sources: SuperSport, The Nation]

22 thoughts on “Super Eagles Wants Osaze Odemwingie Back As Keshi Tenders An Open Invitation

  1. This is a good opinion from Obiora and mba God will bless u for that, truly we need a sharp and experience strike like peter ozaze in that front. I am using this medium to beg keshi to forget d passed and having ozaze back to eagle squad

  2. in the game of football expirence mataz,dat is a good one 4rm keshi god bless u 4 bringin osaze back he is a man nigerian need.

  3. unless we want to deceive ourselves,we need likes of Osaze in that squad.kudos to keshi for the bold step in the interest of the nation.up eagles,God bless naija.

  4. that is a good moov from keshi, but osaze should know that the team he is comin 2 meet is not the one he used to know, so if he is coming bk he should be committed to the success of the team and not bringing his usual controversy.

  5. THIS IS PURE RETROGRESSION!!!………IF WE WANNA BUILD A STRONG,SOLID,DISCIPLINE AND COMMITTED TEAM,WE SHOULD NEVER COUNT ON THE OLD LEGS…#JST-AN-OPNION#

    • I tink its beta we ve old legs & achieve result dan notin.if d likes of pirlo,xavi,lampard,alonso,nesta,buffon,forlan etc stil trade 4 dare country,why not do wit ours

  6. Gud 1 keshi, tank God u ve realisd dt we nid osaz, we nid peter cuz xperience matas in a team. Standn weL

  7. its a gud idea dat keshi wants osazi odemwingem backs to national team. Infact its happily adapted to my circustances. Play wel oo, osazi

  8. Stephen keshi u are doing great job to nigerians collectively to move the nation, may God advance ur skill to bring the lost sheep to the flock up super eagle 4 life

  9. Odemwingie Osaze is what super Eagles need now at d up front,we as a fans we can now sit down with our 2 legs cross watching d numbers of goals our opponent we receive at d end of d match.when d players do well d coach will b giving d glory.Osaze knows where 2 put d ball in d net.he as luck 4 goals.

  10. Wow… We welcome u bak to de squad…. We believe u wouldn’t av wasted those chances in de confederation cup… Go and mek us proud Osaze…:-)

  11. it wud b gr8 2 have him wit his gr8 talent n wealth of xperience plis Big boss Keshi giv him dat chance n tnks 4 doing so alredy

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