By Tony Ubani
There are very strong indications that out-of-favour Super Eagles player, Osaze Odemwingie may likely re-join the Stephen Keshi-led Eagles in their remaining friendly games before they hit Brazil for the World Cup in June.
Strong-headed Osaze was left out of the Eagles in 2012 when he took offence for being substituted after a very poor outing in a Nations Cup match in Rwanda. When Keshi wanted to recall him he expressed misgiving about his substitution and Keshi felt that he was not yet ready to play for Nigeria and give his all. Keshi looked away.
Osaze took to Twitter to ease his frustration, blasting Keshi and the Eagles crew for what he reasoned was
wrong. But we gathered that he may have pleaded Mea cupa and Keshi is also set to welcome him back by inviting him to the team as soon as possible.
A very dependable source informed us that Osaze who appears in form in his new club, Stoke City has apologised to the Eagles coach and told him to forgive him of his tantrums.
“Keshi is human and was touched by the change of heart of Osaze in asking for forgiveness. He(Keshi) wants the best for the Super Eagles. Since Osaze is doing well in his club and has shown remorse, he will soon open the doors for the ‘’prodigal son’’, our source said.
The Super Eagles would be glad to welcome Osaze who hit a brace against West Ham at the weekend as his club won 3-1.
While Osaze’s come-back remains a cheery news, our source was silent on the fate of Villarreal hotshot, Ike Uche whose chances of coming back to Eagles after his last outing in the African Cup of Nations win in South Africa are still unclear. Keshi had frowned that Ike Uche lacked tactical discipline, an accusation that shocked both player and keen watchers of football.