Stoke City striker, Osaze Odemwingie has promised to announce his return to the national team by resuming his scoring prowess in the national team. The striker has not played for Nigeria since he featured in a 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda in February 2012.He missed out on a place in the African Cup of Nations squad following his twitter rants against coachStephen Keshi.
“Oh, yes, I missed playing for my country and I missed the camp. It is a wonderful feeling to be back. The reception here has been overwhelming since my arrival to the camp,the atmosphere is electric. I thank Keshi and NFF for recalling me and there is no other way to show my appreciation than to score goals for them and the fans back home. I am really happy to be back,” he told Newswatch Sports on phone from London.
Odemwingie, born to a Nigerian father and Russian mother ended the 2013/2014 season with five goals in 15 appearances for the Potters which earned him a well-deserved place in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional squad for the FIFA World Cup. The ex-Insurance FC of Benin starlet who made his debut for the Super Eagles in an international friendly against the Harambee Stars of Kenya in 2002 has been capped 55 times by Nigeria and he has scored 9 goals so far.