Keshi open to Odemwingie talks

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Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi has told supersport.com he is ready to talk to Peter Osaze Odemwingie “only if he shows interest in doing so.”

The 31-year-old West Bromwich Albion forward had accused the Nigerian manager and football federation of lying in order to omit him from the nation’s Africa Cup of Nations provisional squad via social media network, Twitter.

Osaze and Coach Stephen Keshi

Osaze and Coach Stephen Keshi

But Keshi, 50, has made it clear that he had no issues with the forward and would be ready to discuss with him.

“I don’t have any issue with him. I’m surprised with his comments but I believe he is angry with being left out of the team. Remember there are other players who didn’t make the team and they have handled it calmly. We are all different in our ways of handling issues. But we need to move on from this.

“I’ve got a job to do. There are about 150 million Nigerians or more waiting to see this team at the Nations Cup and that is my biggest concern now. Like I said I am open to discussions with him or any other aggrieved player, only if he shows interest in doing so.”

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