West Bromwich Albion striker, Osaze Peter Odemiwngie has come out to clarify his positiion on his decision to quit the Nigerian national side known as the Super Eagles.
The striker on Monday blamed his alleged decision to never play for the nation again on ‘communication issues’.
“I spoke with Keshi and I told him about my unhappiness with certain things in the national team, including the fact that as a player who has served his country with full commitment for over 10 years, I got into trouble for asking to be excused from a friendly game when I had an injury.
“And I pointed out to him that it appeared the same trend was continuing under him during the game in Rwanda because of the way I was treated.
“So since I didn’t want to be seen to be destabilizing the national team, I decided to stay away.
“But he explained to me that the entire team played badly and if he had his way, he would have subbed out everyone. That it was nothing personal.
“We agreed that it was a communication issue and we would continue to talk, and that was it.
“I did not say I won’t play for the national team. I am 31 now, it will be hard to play every game, but I had an open and honest discussion with the coach and I will be available when they call me.”