Odemwingie recalled by Nigeria coach Siasia

AP, Tuesday 19 Jul 2011

Striker Peter Odemwingie has been recalled to Nigeria’s squad after ending a public spat with coach Samson Siasia

Peter Odemwingie

Odemwingie was included in Nigeria’s 22-man squad on Tuesday for next month’s friendly against Ghana in London after making up with Siasia last week.

The 30-year-old West Bromwich Albion striker was dropped for two games after leaving a training camp without permission, missing a 4-1 friendly win over Argentina and a 2-2 draw in Ethiopia in African Cup of Nations qualifying.

Last week, the Nigeria Football Federation said the pair had settled their differences and Odemwingie was back in contention.

Siasia also called up midfielder Emmanuel Ekpo, who plays for Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer, and uncapped goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim.

Search Keywords:
Short link: