Troubled Osaze Odemwingie is set for a sensational Super Eagles return only weeks after it seemed he will never play for Nigeria again.
MTNFootbal.com has again scooped that Osaze, who has been at the wars with his English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, will be handed a lifeline by his country’s team even after a recent tirade by the player against coach Stephen Keshi and the Eagles.
“Osaze will return to the Eagles,” a top official specially disclosed to MTNFootball.com “Besides the fact that he deserves to be in the team, it would also be a big boost for Osaze after his troubles with his club.”
The outspoken Osaze resorted to social network platform Twitter to vent his frustrations after he was sensationally axed from the Eagles squad to last month’s Africa Cup of Nations.
The striker accused Keshi of not being professional in the manner he was dropped from the national team, while he also took a dig at skipper Joseph Yobo, saying the Super Eagles have lacked a true leader. He also suggested he was through with the national team.
Keshi has since said Osaze was dropped because of “character problems” which would have disrupted team spirit at the AFCON.
‘Big Boss’ has already sent out words of encouragement to Osaze following his travails at West Brom.
The former Lille and Lokomotiv Moscow star last featured for Nigeria in a 2012 Nations Cup qualifier in Rwanda in February 2011.
Other top stars lined up for a return to the team are Obinna Nsofor and Kalu Uche.
Uche, for one, has been on fire in Turkey with Istanbul outfit Kasimpasa, where he has so far netted 15 goals in the league.
He last played for Nigeria in a November 2011 friendly against Zambia in Kaduna, where he scored the opening goal and his younger brother Ikechukwu was also on target in a 2-0 win in Keshi’s second game in charge of the team.