Super Eagles boss, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has made further clarifications over
reports in the media, quoting him as saying that West Brom striker, Peter Osaze
Odemwengie, has said he will not play again for the national team.

Keshi
said Monday that his thoughts may have been misinterpreted, as the light
skinned striker merely told him, he was frustrated at the manner he had been
treated in the past and fears a repeat, which he assured him will not arise.
“What
he told me was that after fighting so hard to qualify Nigeria for the South
Africa 2010 World Cup, he was dumped on the bench when the tournament proper
started and that he fears a repeat following the manner he was substituted in
the qualifier against Rwanda in Kigali, which was under me.
“Well,
I told him that if I had my way all the players who featured in that match
should have been substituted but I had only three substitutions to make because
we played poorly in the encounter. He told me he understands my position and
that he is now ready to return to the national team fold. We actually spoke for
over one hour on Sunday (November 4), so there is actually nothing amiss about
Osaze. He has said he will join others to come and fight for a shirt and that
is the new rule in the national team,” Keshi said.
Earlier
on Sunday, team psychologist, Dr Robinson Okosun, has spent several minutes
talking to Osaze on the news making the rounds and the former Bendel Insurance
of Benin star, said he remains one of the pillars of the national teams, who still
has at least five years of active football to play and cannot at this point
abandon the Super Eagles.

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