Eagles’ stars want Odemwingie back

Several players of Nigeria’s Super Eagles have
declared that they would not mind having
controversial West Bromwich Albion attacker,
Peter Odemwingie back in the team,
Supersport.com reports.
Odemwingie last featured for Nigeria in a 2013
Nations Cup qualifying game in Kigali, Rwanda
in February 2012.
Head coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi
hinted in an interview this week that
Odemwingie could get an unlikely recall to the
national team.
“For (Odemwingie), he still has a place in the
team. I’m not looking for an apology from
him. (Odemwingie) is somebody that I like very
well and he knows that. The thing is, it’s about
the team that I’m worried about,” Keshi said.
Inter Milan midfielder, Obiora Nwankwo has
now praised Keshi for “this bold step” and
believes Odemwingie’s return would bode well
for the African champions.
“Having Odemwingie back in the national team
would be a big plus. With all due respect to all
the strikers in the team who have been
working hard, Odemwingie is a very
experienced striker who knows his way to
goal,” said the 21-year-old currently on loan at
Romanian club, CFR Cluj.
Nwankwo added that experience plays a big
role in teams winning matches when the stakes
are high and insisted that Keshi’s recent
declarations are nothing short of a
“Talent alone is not just enough to win games.
You need experience and that’s where you need
people like (Vincent) Enyeama, (Joseph) Yobo,
(John) Mikel Obi and Odemwingie.
“The coach has acted like a father and we must
respect that,” he said.
Enugu Rangers midfielder, Sunday Mba also
added his voice to the issue and explained that
Odemwingie’s potential and long years as a
professional footballer would “help the team.”
“As footballers, our job is to go out there and
play but experience is important in this game
and I think Odemwingie would help the team
in this regard,” he said.

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