Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi May Drop Osaze Odemwingie

Super eagles coach, Stephen Keshi may drop Stoke City striker Osaze Odemwingie for him not playing to instruction when brought in the second half against Iran.


Following the super eagles goalless draw with Iran, Stephen Keshi while revealing why his team could not defeat Iran blamed Osaze who he introduced until the 69th minute for the team’s failure.

He said: “The Osaze you are talking about didn’t do well. Osaze did not play to instructions and that affected the team.”

However, Super Eagles Captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha who spoke about the match onTuesday doesn’t support Keshi blaming Osaze as a matter of fact he believes Osaze brought some urgency and creativity to the Eagles attack on Monday rather he blamed Keshi for the team’s approach.

It would be recalled that on Tuesday, June 17, Keshi also told FIFA.COM that he blamed their performance on lack of inspiration.

Meanwhile, Skipper Joseph Yobo is expected to keep his place in the first team after Turkey-based defender Godfrey Oboabona was ruled out of Saturday’s cracker as a result of a foot injury he suffered against Iran.

Yobo said that reaching a century of international caps would be an added bonus for him as he was already fulfilled to be at his third World Cup.

“I’m just happy that I made it here because towards the end of the season I got injured and it was difficult for me,” he revealed.

“Any other personal achievement will be great and I will enjoy it.”