There are strong indications that the return of Osaze Odemwingie to the Super Eagles may not happen so soon.
Chief Coach of the Nigerian team, Stephen Keshi, said that the West Brom striker must change his attitude before he could earn a call up to the senior national team.
Keshi said that because he was not invited for the last Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, the former Lille of France star has refused to congratulate him, the coaches, the players and the nation for winning the African tournament in February.
“There is no doubt that Osaze is a good player, but he hasn’t shown the right attitude that he is ready to play for the country again. Nigerians won’t believe that Osaze has not sent a word or text messages of congratulations to us after the Nations Cup. This shows the kind of a person he is,” Keshi said.
The former coach of Mali noted that the gates of the Eagles are still open for the likes of Victor Anichebe, Shola Ameobi, including Osaze and other Nigerian players wherever they are, stressing that these players only need to show enough patriotism and must be disciplined on and off the field of play.
“The door of the team is open to all Nigerian players who are doing well at their respective clubs both at home and abroad. But we will not sacrifice discipline or good attitude for any erring player,” he said.