FC Dynamo Kyiv striker Brown Ideye, 25, has expressed disappointments, following his exclusion from Nigeria 30-man training squad for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
Coach Stephen Keshi revealed names of players to have booked a place in his provisional squad list for the soccer showpiece on Tuesday without the inclusion of familiar names, as: Villareal striker Ikechukwu Uche, Academica de Coimbra midfielder John Ogu and Hull City forward Sone Aluko, just to name a few.
“So disappointed, but life does not end here,” Ideye, who has scored thrice in 17 appearances for Kyiv in the Ukrainian league this season wrote on his Twitter account (@OfficialIdeye). “Life goes on.”
“I’m at the point that nothing surprise me anymore in football,so i just have to forget about this disappointment and move on.”
He has made his list we all have to respect it,and wish the team success in Brazil.
— Brown Ideye (@OfficialIdeye) May 7, 2014
The former Ocean Boys winger has scored 5 times in 23 international caps and was a late inclusion in the Super Eagles squad for the South Africa 2010 World Cup, following a knee injury to John Mikel Obi, which ruled out the Chelsea playmaker.
Another axed member of the Nigeria national team, Ogu, told AfricanFootball.com he has taken his exemption from the provisional squad “in good faith”.
“No hard feelings towards anybody for the omission, I leave all for God, he has reason for everything that happens,” 26-year-old central midfielder is quoted as saying on AfricanFootball.com.
“Nigeria is my country, I will always pray and support the team, it is my country and I am always proud of the colour. I have taken it in good faith, AFCON 2015 is around the corner.”
Ogu’s only goal in seven appearances for Nigeria came in last year’s international friendly against Mexico in Houston, Texas, USA.
He has made few appearances for Coimbra this season, which he insisted is the shortfall of his decision to choose country before club.
Both Ideye and Ogu were part of Nigeria squad for the 2013 Confederation Cup in Brazil.