23rd December, 2012
Super Eagles striker Osaze Odemwingie has hit back at national team coach Stephen Keshi.
The West Bromwich player said Keshi, alongside the Nigeria Football Federation has no personality after he was dropped from the team.
Using Twitter, the 31-year old claimed that Keshi had no reason not to include him in the squad for the African Cup of Nations in South Africa next year.
“On my exclusion from the Eagles list, I am not surprised. Not surprised Keshi and NFF couldn’t tell me themselves. No personality!” he wrote.
The Soviet Union-born forward then wrote that Keshi claimed he was still in his plans but went on to drop him. “Keshi has no footballing reasons not to invite me but is not saying the truth. He said I was in his plans,” he explained.
Odemwingie went on to expose the NFF and Keshi by claiming they were feeding Nigerian fans with lies.
“This is all a comedy and our poor fans are being fed with lies while they are cutting the cake for themselves. Nigerian fans voted me nigerian player of the year during world cup qualifiers & I was a spectator in the world cup and I should be quiet?”
He accused the NFF of also telling lies to telecommunication company, MTN.
“NFF spokesman told MTN he is arrogant? I am arrogant? Why did the country’s president threaten to close down our federation for two years?”
The light skinned player also said the NFF signed German coach Lars Lagerback because they had agreed to a “chop and run” deal.
“Why didn’t Lagerback continue with Super Eagles after World Cup? Chop and run was his plan and they knew it.”
Odemwingie also had words for former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia. “The only reason me and Siasia fell out was over kits that were not enough cos they were on sale as the Olympics were ongoing. Shame!”
He revealed that Siasia axed him from the national team because he refused to endorse him for the job. “Cos after we got Olympic silver, I didn’t say Siasia is ready for Eagles job, he waited till he gets the job to axe me?”