Revealed: Real Reasons Why Osaze Was Dropped From Eagles Squad

As reactions continue to trail yesterday’s Twitter outburst by Osaze Odemwingie on his exclusion from the Super Eagles squad to the 2013 Orange African Cup of Nations in South Africa, coach Stephen Keshi has spilled the beans by saying the Eagles forward had proposed himself as team captain.

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Keshi told a bewildered Nigeria Football Federation technical committee that the West Bromwich Albion striker put himself forward to be the Eagles skipper.

“He told them that he wants to be captain as he considers himself one of the most senior players in the current squad,” an official revealed.

“But how he has behaved in the national team over the years has really run counter to his ambition to be the leader of this team. You can only lead by example.”

Meanwhile, Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Ben Alaiya has thrown more light on the decision to drop Osaze from the provisional 32-man list that was released last week.

According to Alaiya, in an interview monitored by our correspondent, there was no rift between Keshi and Osaze as the player’s rant on Twitter was borne out of a ‘patriotic desire’.

“You’ve to communicate with your coach, ofcourse, he’s at the head and he can give you… if he has (sic) enough reason in your excuses he can say ok, you can come at a particular point in time but not for him to be reading it in the newspapers to say this person is coming at so so time and this person will not come because his wife will put to bed at such time.

“I think if it were a white man who was managing the national team here in Nigeria, there’ll be a lot more commitment by the players, they’ll come out & when due & I think that there’s no white man across the globe who has played the quality of football that the likes of Keshi, Amokachi, Ike, Sylvanus Okpala, Valere have played; they played at topmost level so to speak across the globe. Big boss for instance has captained almost every club that he has played for – Anderlecht, Molenbeek, Strasbourg come to name them.

“And We must respect our own, at least, we must respect our own I mean. And if by tomorrow osaze becomes coach, I wonder if he’ll take such tweets from his players; its not too good because the future is bigger than today” Alaiya said.

28 Comments

  • My friend @osaze go and siddon jor! Who do you think you are?! Others were called to camp they came and won the slot now you want to chance them abi? Why didn’t you show up to fight for your shirt like others?? Look just go and bury your head somewhere bcos no man is greater than Nigeria. Others are hungry for the opportunity to play for nija

  • Who is Emenike and Bright Dike. Compare to Martins, Osaze, Kalu Uche. Keshi has collected bribed and he his been influenced on his decision. He will fail in AFCON 2013 in Jesus name(AMEN). He is a bastard. Where is Joel Obi! He must pay for trying to break the heart of Nigerians once again. Gos will punish IJN. AMEN.

  • Emenike is not too good for God sake. Aa dey suprise oooh. Even John Utaka, Peter Utaka and Martins will perorm better than Ameobi who just scored against QPR rescently. What is Ameobi doing in the tean or Emenike? My people where is Joel Obi, Our best Nigerian player, Osaze. Keshi is a fool. He will be sacked and disgrace. The way he disgrace Osaza and label him a bad image. God will also disgrace him and put him to shame in AFCON 2013.

    • wai u people re so heartless by lukin 4 d downfall of ur country broda all dis player u dey mention re dey gud pass messi so far is nt gud as messi cus as he reach in futball he still obey d call of his country, u guys if osaze bigger dan u, is nt bigger dan nigeria ve it in ur skul

  • I like Keshi, am not just happy with the exclusion of Osaze and Martins at all. Even Sone Aluko is better than Emenike and Ameobi, not to talk of Kalu Uche who scored two goals for us in the world cup. Well keshi, u will face d music at the end of the day. You can not give me heartache again.

  • Guys. Take I̶̲̥̅̊t easy……I believe Keshi knows ​ΨђåƮ’s he doing…..A̶̲̥̅n̶̲̥̅̊d̶̲̥̅ I also believe d guys on board will perform….let’s wait A̶̲̥̅n̶̲̥̅̊d̶̲̥̅ see till then. Wishing U̶̲̥̅̊ all d best…

  • Keshi cheapskate and classless person with no integrity. Telling lies against players everyday . From lies of announcing premature retirement of a player who never said so this new lie . Can someone who wasn’t invited be possibly asking for captains band.? Keshi must really think Nigerians are fools for him to tell this kind of stupid lies. And in any case osaze has done more than enough in ten years of playing for the eagles to captain nigeria so keshi should stop all this petty and stupid lies against this young man.

  • What is left of an Eagle without wings? Siasia is the man. Its siasia that we need. Bring him back… Bring him back… Bring him back…

  • y wont nemeses catch up wit keshi he just hate osaze 4 no reason eva since he bcomes d eagles handler. Lets c how he can make it witout d man hu single handedly qualified 9ja 4 2010 wodcup nd eva since he has bin treated lyk an outcast, i pity victor moses bcoz 1 day he wil receive dsame axe

  • Pls,rather than rain down insults on Keshi and the squad he’s released,let’s do well by praying for them to perform well and bring the trophy home. May God help them to excel @ the orange African cup of nation. Amen!!!

  • Why osaze,kalu uche,jule obi,martins,nsofor and chinedu obasi where drop Afcon 2013 for my understanding football is a game wich fan’s and country’s want there team to win not for bringing persenal isuess into it,u have to give fan’s,country what they want not what u want,this kid’s that are în south africa i dont think they will make it because there’s no experince in all of them there are just fucked up,we need to sualt this coaching problem we are haveing in the team,we need to employ wealthy man not a hungry man that will be collecting bribe from player’s to be giveing the playing time like yakubu did in 2010 world cup here in south africa

  • Why osaze,kalu uche,joel obi,martins,nsofor and chinedu obasi where drop Afcon 2013 for my understanding football is a game wich fan’s and country’s want there team to win not for bringing persenal isuess into it,u have to give fan’s,country what they want not what u want,this kid’s that are în south africa i dont think they will make it because there’s no experince in all of them there are just fucked up,we need to sualt this coaching problem we are haveing in the team,we need to employ wealthy man not a hungry man that will be collecting bribe from player’s to be giveing the playing time like yakubu did in 2010 world cup here in south africa

  • football wif dere palava……NFF ND KESHI will b blame if dos guys didnt reach any where….thieves,olee,olee,amuikunmeko ni gbogbi yin…let watch wat dos guys will play.,corruption na him go kill niger…guys dat we nided vry well ar nt on field,u drop dem cuz of ur grediness,atenujeee lo maa paa yin…..let jt join hands nd make d nation bete.

  • Osaze is only xpressin his feelings as human.its painful after all he’s sacrificed for our country, others ddnt complain dosnt mean they r happy.d present boys r doing well but keshi wldve atleast for his loyalty called him its unfair. We cnt continue like this as a country. So stop blaming osas.

  • Where una dey..?that’s a heavy question for their lips. At the end of it all,who’s justified?I wonder why it is difficult for people to think and think again before they cast aspersions. guess you Keshi haters have buried your heads in shame by now. This is not FB where you can delete comments so don’t even think about it.MoraL lesson;never throw caution to the wind while judging others.

  • see make i tell u dan,stephen and oda’s football na somting of d mind if u sabi u sabi e no really matter if names like odewinge,martins etc… no come wetyn dey dere be say finally humility na d key 2 every ting in live nw osaze is left wit nothing considering d fact dat he is at d pick of his carrier…so shud learn hw 2 talk…UP NAIJA keshi God bless u, God bless Nigeria

  • Thank God that Nigeria finally won d Afcon to put Keshi’s critics to shame. Must osaze,matins etc b chosen? The coash has chosen those he deem fit for d tornament you pple should leave him alone to do what he knows how to do best. Osaze learn ur manners, u think d team cannot do without u. Keshi we ar behind u and wil always pray for ur success

  • Osaze its a shame that players like you that are not even playing in top tiers are making mouth, Keshi is not your mate in all ramification, moreover you tweeted that is it not only one cup, only one cup that Nigerians have been xpecting for 19 years. You must really be a Joker…You better face your hurdles at west brom, we dont need you again … All faith in the Duo of Emenike and Ikechukwu. We have a lot of youngsters .. Just imagining you making such a comment to over 200 million citizens in diaspora … Shame on YOU

  • Shame 2u haterz of d eagles. I support d super eagles and not dis useless and hopeless country i found myself. I really learnt alot of lessons partaking 2 d victory of our dear eagles and i’m using it in d journey of my life. As for osaze, i understand his plights. He should just learn 2 kip his temper. And as for nff, na conspiracy and gluttonic nature in all of them dat will be their doom

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