Shittu Set To Turn Down Eagles Recall Says Club Coach

Bulky centre-half, Danny Shittu, who made his international debut for Nigeria against Paraguay on March 26, 2002 and was a squad member of the Super Eagles to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, could turn down the call from Nigeria to play in the 2013 AfCON in South Africa.

DANNY SHITTU NOT EXCITED AT THE PROSPECT OF PLAYING FOR NIGERIA AT THE AfCON 2013 IN S/AFRICA
DANNY SHITTU NOT EXCITED AT THE PROSPECT OF PLAYING FOR NIGERIA AT THE AfCON 2013 IN S/AFRICA

According to his manager at Millwall, Kenny Jackett, the big defender looks set to reject the chance to play for Nigeria after he got a recall on Friday by Stephen Keshi.

Jackett is so sure that the 32-year-old centre-back will not honour the Nigerian call.

“I don’t think he’s going to go and I don’t think he’s been in touch with them. At the moment that’s the decision.

“It was a surprise but it shows how well Danny has done. He’s only in the preliminary squad so that’s going to be cut down.

“But congratulations to him because he’s in there based on his performances,” Jackett was quoted as saying.

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