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Osaze Odemwingie Quits Nigerian Super Eagles?

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Nov 5, 2012 – Osaze Odemwingie Leaves Nigerian Super Eagles?

Osaze Odemwingie, a Nigerian-born England-based striker who occasionally plays for the Nigerian Super Eagles is set for a recall by Nigeria ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, after quitting the football club the brought him fame.

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

An international since 2001, Osaze 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 has told him he has quit international football.

Osaze said he was disappointed he only played a minor 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.”

In what appears to be a turnaround of his earlier statement, the West Brom star said that he remains available to play for the Eagles if selected by Keshi.

“If the coach decides to call me, I am still available to play for my country. When I decide that I want to stop playing, I will come out and say so myself,” Osaze told in another interview.

Osaze however clarified the situation. “I spoke with Keshi and I told him about my unhappiness with certain things in the national team, including the fact that as a player who has served his country with full commitment for over 10 years, I got into trouble for asking to be excused from a friendly game when I had an injury.

“And I pointed out to him that it appeared the same trend was continuing under him during the game in Rwanda because of the way I was treated.

“So since I didn’t want to be seen to be destabilizing the national team, I decided to stay away,” he said.(PM reports)



  1. Austin

    November 5, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Let him 4get the past & come back to d national team (super Eagle). We really need him bcos of his experience.

  2. Olatunji Adeniyi

    November 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Goodluck to him.

  3. olatunji

    November 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Goodluck to him.

  4. peter

    November 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    cum bk 2 d super eagles pls

  5. Abdulafeez adebisi

    November 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Let him come back he is one of us and for that fact we cant denie him his right if he wishes to take it. More-over he is the best player Nigeria have for now in the game of football.

  6. Patrick 2steps

    November 5, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    We still need him, let him come back.

  7. Romanus ifeanyi

    November 5, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Let him go,after all catholic doesn’t know if one person does not come to church on sunday.There’re people that are even looking for an opporturnity to showcase themselves.We don’t need that have eaten,but people that are hungry to fed.

  8. Rick Mae

    November 5, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    He’s bak! He makes d u-turn ds evenin…

  9. ayoola noah oloruntolu

    November 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Ozaze please cum back 2 ur country

  10. Bizzy

    November 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I we like him to come back to us and play we still need him

  11. Omini

    November 6, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    Osaze! Osaze!! Osaze!!! Hw many tyms did i call u? Be careful, pride goeth b4 distruction n a haughty spirit b4 a fall. We miss u all d same. We still need u shar…

  12. Shillings B. Manomi

    November 6, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    guda 1

  13. Justina Ibeh

    November 6, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    u should forget the past and face the future.

  14. Opaleye Oluseye

    November 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Why man? We are going to miss u.

  15. nwosu daniel

    November 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Pls no matter how they treated u, still remember dat nijia is ur father land. Forget d past and move forward we need u come back

  16. Uthman ayobode ganiyu

    November 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Ossaze pls come back we need u

  17. John Ilori

    November 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    god help uuuuuuu.

  18. Ogunka

    November 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Pls com bak,we need u.

  19. Peace ojonde

    February 2, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    Pls cum back we miss u

  20. David Elijah

    February 2, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Osaze is one of our best players in nigeria, please come back we need you.

  21. Fetty

    April 19, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Osaze, forget the past and come back, we still need you in super eaggle and i beg my boss, oga Keshi to forgive and call him back.
    God bless Nigeria.

  22. Kolawole

    July 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    No excuse for failure in Life. Niger shal allows find sometin 2 say.u can leave for system to be balance, atleast equilibrum position has to annul for the equation to be balance….

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