Keshi fumes: No show for Osaze, others

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Stephen Keshi, has
debunked the reports in a section of the media
that he has made up his mind to recall
runaway Eagles striker Osaze Odemwingie and
others like Victor Anichebe, Ikechukwu Uche,
Obafemi Martins, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and
Obafemi Martins.
The Eagles gaffer disclosed this to SportingLife
during the yesterday morning training session
of the team in preparations for the African
Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier game
against the Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire billed for
Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna this Saturday.
“I didn’t say that. I never said that I am
bringing back ant of those names you nave
mentioned now (Osaze Odemwingie, Ikechukwu
Uche, Obafemi Martins, Yakubu Aiyegbeni,
Obafemi Martins and Victor Anichebe).
“The only thing I said about (Victor) Anichebe
is that I will try to talk to him again and that is
it. We have seen Osaze, Martins and the rest of
them yet so what more do you guys want?” he
responded to the question of recalling the said
Eagles stars.
Keshi also confessed that the CHAN qualifier
against the Ivorians billed for Kaduna won’t be
an easy game as Cote d’Ivoire are also blessed
with array of home based stars that are also
doing well in their local league. He, however,
assured that he would do his best with the
support of his assistants and soccer loving
Nigerians to get a respectable result in the
match slated for Saurday.
“On Saturday, it will be tough because we are
playing against Cote d’Ivoire not against Tahiti
or Gambia. Cote d’Ivoire has equal potentials
back home like Nigeria and top African football
playing countries. So it is not going to be an
easy game but we hope to have a good score
line at the end of the game,” he added.

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