Eagles call-up: “I don’t need any distraction…” – Osaze Odemwingie declares
by Akan Ido
Osaze Odemwingie, the Nigerian international footballer who expressed his displeasure on social networking site, Twitter, about his exclusion from the Super Eagles camp by Coach Stephen Keshi has declared his intention to move on.
According to him, he needs to concentrate on contributing to the success of his club, West Bromwish Albion (WBA), and not pose any form of distraction to the Eagles camp.
He posted his reaction on twitter saying, “Anger is over. Full focus on WBA season and next game. I don’t need any distraction, neither the Eagles camp. Both independent.
“Thanks for the support! Had to be disappointed with how they did it. Didn’t have to see that in press. Respect is reciprocal,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, ex-international Olusegun Fetuga, has advised the excluded players not to take issue personal.
He reportedly said, “Ordinarily, the coach owes no player any explanation on why he would not make a team. Both Keshi and Osaze need not take the dispute to the press, it’s unprofessional.”
Observers wonder if Osaze’s outburst wwas as a result of lack of respect for Keshi’s coaching authority or his undying zeal to always represent his country.