I Don’t Need Osaze, Martins Disappointed Me – Keshi

Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, says he will not miss any player who did not make the team’s provisional list for the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Stephen Keshi

The big boss stated this in an interview on Sunday in Abuja, while reacting to the barrage of criticisms that greeted his list of 32 invited players to camp.

According to Keshi, the omission of the likes of Osaze Odemwingie and Taye Taiwo was not intentional, but for the good of the country.

“We don’t need Osaze right now; that is all.

“He is not a bad player and there is nothing personal about it. It is just that at this point in time, there are some players that were not called and we don’t have anything against them.

“We also did not invite Obafemi Martins, why are Nigerians not talking about him?

“These players are not the only Nigerians playing; this is what we want for now.

“All we want for now from Nigerians is to support the players that are there in prayers,” Keshi said.

While pointing out that he was comfortable dealing with the players he was familiar with, the former Eagles captain added that Martins was excluded because when he was invited to justify his place in the new look squad, he did not live up to billings.


  1. It is certain that with the like of steven keshi as the coach of super eagles, they have failed because keshi is a failure, just watchout, you all will remember me.

  2. @Bishop,I hope your likes would have celebrated the Eagles yesterday,and remember to always believe when people decide to toe a particular line you dont like.The most populist decisions may not be best for us at times.Up Keshi,Up Eagles,Up Nigeria!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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