Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi has revealed why he accepted to recall Stoke City attacker, Peter Odemwingie to the national team as the team continue its preparation for the 2014 World Cup holding in Brazil.
* Keshi and Osaze have buried the hatchet
While speaking on Tuesday during the media launch of the TomTom Go To Brasil national consumer promo/Editors’ roundtable, Keshi stated that Odemwingie has apologised to him for his outbursts after he was excluded from Nigeria’s squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Keshi said: “Me and Osaze (Peter) have been speaking all the while when it was reported that we had issues. There was never any problem between us. It was the same thing with (Super Eagles captain), Joseph Yobo.
“It was just the media reporting that I had problems with Osaze and Yobo when we never had any problems at all.
“He (Odemwingie) has apologised to all Nigerians (who were hurt by his remarks on Twitter). He also said sorry to me. I have no problems with him. Everything is fine.”
It could be recalled that the 32-year-old took to social networking site Twitter to voice his sentiments, criticising Keshi after it became clear he would not be going to South Africa for the 2013 Afcon with the Super Eagles.