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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Osaze Odemwingie removed from Nigeria vs Ethiopia & Argentina match list

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Osaze Odemwingie's international future hangs in the balance after he was sensationally dropped from the Super Eagles' upcoming fixtures against Argentina and Ethiopia.
The in-form West Bromwich Albion forward had two months ago, left the Super Eagles' camp on the eve of the March 29 international friendly against Kenya's Harambee Stars in Abuja and returned to England without the consent of team handler Samson Siasia.
A couple of days later, the former Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia ace took a swipe at Siasia on his Twitter page. He said:
"Unlike me my finishing in training today was good. Hearing something that Siasia is angry I left. He needs to think a bit or he got issues."
Although, Odemwingie later deleted the post, it wasn't enough to stop Siasia from threatening to suspend the 29-year-old from the Super Eagles, which he has now done by excluding him from the team that will take on Argentina on June 1 in an international friendly in Abuja, as well as the June 5 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.
"I have excluded Osaze from the squad against Argentina as a result of his insubordination and lack of respect for the technical crew of the team which I happen to be the head," said Siasia in a report on Mtnfootball.com.

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