Eagles call-up: “Osaze lacks respect… we can’t continue to babysit him” – Yobo Joseph

by Akan Ido

Super Eagles player, Yobo Joseph has lashed back at fellow player, Osaze Odemwingie, effectively telling him to grow up.

Odemwingie had severally complained on the social networking site, Twitter, about his non-inclusion in the Super Eagles team blaming the team coach, Stephen Keshi for his woes.

Responding to Odemwingie, Joseph described the player as “reckless and disrespectful.”

Yobo, spoke to a popular sports radio station in Lagos saying, “Osaze has been reckless, disrespectful to most people. He’s not a kid, he should grow up because we cannot continue to baby sit him. He is responsible for his problems.

“This is not the first time he has been disrespectful. He is fighting all the coaches and at the World Cup he also disrespected me and he later apologized.

“He is not the (Lionel) Messi or (Cristiano) Ronaldo of Nigeria. He should look himself in the mirror,” Yobo said.

Yobo reportedly gave credit to the coach for the choice he has so far made for the team.

“I will give him credit for the squad. He will score 95 per cent even though one or two should have been there.

“I’m sure he would have had some sleepless nights in selecting his team. Kalu Uche, Martins, Taye and Osaze not being there was a surprise but the coach must have his reasons and he cannot call everybody.”

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