- Peter Odemwingie says he regrets not playing for Nigeria at 2013 Nations Cup
- Odemwingie also claimed that some ex Nigerian coaches were involved in players management
- The former Lille star played 63 games for the Super Eagles netting 10 goals
Former Nigeria international Peter Osaze Odemwingie has regretted missing the 2013 Super Eagles team under Stephen Keshi who went ahead to win the African Cup of Nations.
Before the championship in South Africa, Osaze Odemwingie had issues with Stephen Keshi in which he has now stated that he should have sorted the issue with the late coach.
Osaze admitted that he was stubborn not to have gone for truce with late Stephen Keshi which would have made him also be an AFCON winner.
“I dreamed about the team winning the 2013 AFCON trophy before the tournament kicked off.
“But you know when you are young, and you believe you are right with your decision, you want to stick to it. Well, it is past now, but it is what I would have handled differently.” he explained.
The former Lille and Stoke City forward also stated while speaking with Super Eagles media team on live Instagram show that some of former Nigerian coaches were involved in players' management.
He was reacting to all the recent allegations made by the likes of Taiye Taiwo, Chinedu Obasi and Emmanuel Sarki against ex Super Eagles technical crew led by Stephen Keshi.
“Some of our coaches did get involved in a bit of player management. They had management companies. Shaibu Amodu, for instance, had a management company.
“Some picked a weaker player over a stronger one who played in a better club because they wanted to market their player,'' Osaze stated.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu challenged Chinedu Obasi to come out with evidence to back his claims that he was asked to pay money to go to 2014 World Cup.
Chinedu Obasi recently made a shocking revelation alleging that Super Eagles technical crew under Stephen Keshi demanded a bribe from him to be in the 2014 World Cup squad.
Nigerians have been wondering ever since Obasi came up with the allegation with many also questioning him on how genuine his claim is on late Keshi and his assistants.
Late Stephen Keshi took the Super Eagles to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where Nigeria got to the second round before they were sent out.
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