World Cup 2014 Keshi Undecided On Odemwingie


By Segun Oniyide

Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has said he is yet to decide on whether to recall Osaze Odemwingie, who has been on fine form with Stoke City in the English Premier League

But the striker has not played for Nigeria since 2012 after a public spat with Keshi, which eventually led to the player being axed from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

COACH KESHIKeshi has insisted his team is not about a particular player, and would rather want to maintain teamharmony.
“I am happy that Osaze is scoring for his club and he is now back to regular action, but that is not enough for me to call him up to the Eagles world cup squad,” Keshi disclosed.

“How come some Nigerians keep talking about two players only? Ikechukwu Uche and Osaze Odemwingie. Are they the only players doing well that have not been invited? How about Lukman Haruna, Michael Babatunde, why are people not talking about them?
“One thing we must know is that it’s only the best we will pick to the World Cup. But what we will not do is pick players who want to lord themselves on other players in the team.”
Nigeria has up till May 13 to name a 30-man provisional squad for Brazil 2014.

Argentina will expectedly be relying on the brilliance of FC Barcelona’s superstar, Lionel Messi to strike a dagger into Nigerian hearts Messi is probably the best footballer in the world but we cannot lose sleep about him because there will be 10 others on the pitch that day.
Nigeria will be meeting Argentina for the fourth time in the World Cup group stages following earlier encounters in 1994, 2002 and 2010.

Nigeria will open her World Cup campaign against Iran at the Arena da Baixada, Curitiba in June
Five days later, the African champions will take on Bosnia-Herzegovina in their second game at the Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá before rounding off their preliminary champagne against the two-time World champions, Argentina.

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