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NFF won’t interfere in Siasia, Osaze row – Maigari

NFF President Aminu Maigari says the Glass House will only try to convince Samson Siasia to get striker Osaze Odemwingie back to the team, but will not compel the coach to do anything.

Odemwingie was axed from the squad since leaving without permission, with the issue escalated by constant media suggestions of a rift.

Siasia has insisted that the forward’s way back in will be to tender an apology, something Odemwingie has so far shown no signs of doing.

Maigari said: “I know that Nigerians will not want a situation where players will become bigger than their coach because the relationship between coaches and players is like father and son relationship.

“So, I have mandated the technical committee to find a way of resolving the face-off.”

Odemwingie is currently on holidays in Miami, Florida and is expected back in Nigeria at the end of June. Former national coach Godwin Izilien said that Siasia should temper justice with mercy but added that ‘’Osaze has to apologise.’’


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