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Keshi Reportedly Set to Drop Osaze



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It seems there will be two Nigerian players, we probably won’t see for a bit at the ongoing World Cup tournament.

African Football reports that Osaze Odemwingie and Ramon Azeez may not be seen in action in Saturday’s match against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Stoke City striker was celebrated for bringing urgency and creativity to the match against Iran on Monday night, but the head coach Stephen Keshi claims he defied his instructions even though he was playing an unfamiliar role.

Keshi is also said to be disappointed in Azeez’s performance against Iran and Michael Uchebo has been chosen to take his place.


  1. Busarni

    June 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    What is really wrong with keshi? His own is too much abeg, he should put personal beef aside (osaze) and focus on his job. He will be chewing gum like mumu; nations cup was a fluke afterall. Nonsense, if he likes let him drop all of them. His sack letter is waiting for him.

  2. Changing Faces

    June 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Keshi is trying to make Osaze his scape goat! He was the best player on the pitch that day! I guess Keshis instruction was that they should be running around like headless chickens… if they’d won now, he’d be smiling like a Cheshire cat while claiming the victory. nonsense

  3. Mayowa

    June 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I have never seen an unreasonable coach like Stephen Keshi ever! Gosh. The guy doesn’t know how to do his homework like Okocha put it.
    How can you remove Osaze and Azeez for such petty reasons? The keys players? He needs to invest in sense, he clearly doesn’t have it and needs lots of it.
    If he was sensible, he would’ve started Osaze in the beginning of the match, he brought him in way too late. Another silly thing he did, was removing Victor Moses and bringing in Ameobi.
    You didn’t invite the key players, for insignificant and sentimental reasons, Anichebe, Mba, Kalu, Utaka, and one Yoruba gut that I can’t remember right now, etc, the few you have, you don’t want to play them. I wonder who you think will assist Moses if you don’t play Osaze. Is it Yobo that can’t play nothing again? Better play Azeez cause he’s damn good. Because you managed to win African Nations Cup you think you have arrived, you better get yourself together, this is World Cup! See, Spain getting kicked out, who would’ve thought.
    Whew! Lol I’m pissed.

    • O

      June 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      I agree.

    • nene

      June 19, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      ameobi that was released by his club. he is very old (forget his football age). that is the person they added to their team..smh.

  4. Edem Godwin

    June 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    He should just pack his bags and start coming bk

  5. lyn

    June 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    In my opinion i just think Keshi is arrogant!

  6. Colour Purple

    June 19, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Very dumb move by an arrogant ***! I personally don’t care for Ozaze but his performance was a wonderful considering the dismal happenings before he was brought in. If Ozaze didn’t play according to his instructions and others did, it shows that Ozaze should actually be the new coach because he displayed a far higher understanding of the game than Mr Coach himself *KMT*!!!! walks away to cool off…….

    • nene

      June 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm


  7. chic

    June 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Keshi has some personal issues with Osaze. i watched the match against Iran and he Osaze played very well. Keshi should just hide his frustration.

  8. Benson Ossai

    June 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Up Eagles!

  9. PH Boy

    June 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    [email protected]#Bring back our Boys!

    • nene

      June 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      lmao.stop it.diaris God oh.

  10. Buqui

    June 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    sincerely Keshi has a bigggggggg problem. if the other players he put right from inception played according to instructions then why didnt them make a difference? Osaze made so much impact in that game despite the short time he brought him in. If Keshi sends Osaze parking then NFA better sack him…. he is a coach because of the players and not the other way round. Rubbish proud and arrogant guy….

  11. frankstatesman

    June 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I want to state categorically clear that FIFA and NFF should investigate Keshi for match fixing,i know Iranian oil money can trigger that insipid display by the Eagles.His lineup,substitution,and shaking and laughing with the coach of Iran after the game suggest that he fixed the match.He is angry with osaze because He almost blew the deal thats why he is criticizing him,let look beyond football.

    • nene

      June 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      gbam. that’s what the whole world has been talking about. i’ve read this on sport blogs.

  12. bobo

    June 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    actually Osaze is set to start in place of Azeez

  13. Winston Balagare

    June 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Bring me the head of Keshi! [pause]

  14. nene

    June 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    what? we r definitely out. i heard rumours of match fixing with nigeria vs iran, and knowing osaze as a very straight forward and outspoken person, i think that’s why he has issues with coaches and his teammates. i remember when nigeria beat argentina 4-1 in abuja, it had match fixing written all over it. biko, put osaze on that team now!!!!

  15. nene

    June 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    i have to say, osaze is a very passionate player. all this bullshit and he still agrees to play for nigeria over and over again. if that’s not sportsmanship, i don’t know what is!

    • wizzy

      June 20, 2014 at 12:33 am


  16. band

    June 20, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I do not know why Keshi is trying to pick on Osaze,it is true Ozaze apologised to him for the problems they had in d past but Keshi should not use this apology to bully him,i av not seen where a manager will criticise his players in public or in the media,he should do it in private.Ozase was one our best players against Iran and also he was only on d feild for only 25 minutes so why should he b blamed for a 90 mins match..It seems Keshi is a control freak,he is bullying Ozase now just like he was bullying Adebayor when he was manager of Togo which led to his dismissal before d wc started.The problem with d current form of d Eagles is Keshi himself if he is not removed we will not go forward.

  17. Anon

    June 20, 2014 at 10:47 am


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