Odemwingie Labelled A Loose Cannon By Ex-Nigeria Coach Siasia

Nigeria and West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has been labelled a "loose cannon" and urged to "calm down" by ex-Super E...

Nigeria and West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has been labelled a "loose cannon" and urged to "calm down" by ex-Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia.
The 31-year-old missed his country's Africa Cup of Nations success after falling out with coach Stephen Keshi.

Siasia, who worked with Odemwingie at international level, said it was the right decision.

"He's a loose cannon," said Siasia. "I wouldn't invite Odemwingie to the national team if I was the head coach."

Siasia, who was in charge of the senior Nigeria team from 2010 to 2011, added: "We need players that will steer the upcoming ones in the right path and act as role models. If he does not do that, he will only end up destroying the team."

At his club, Odemwingie has slowly worked his way back into the plans of manager Steve Clarke after failing with a bid to engineer himself a move to QPR on transfer deadline day.

But Siasia, coached the Nigeria Under-23s to a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics where Odemwingie was the overage player, still has his doubts about the striker.

"He needs to calm down and understand he now has a wife and a kid who look up to him as an example," he said.

"I pray he matures quickly because Nigerians will want to see him back in the national team."
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  1. The young man needs counseling,this looks like a case of adult delinquency,
    I don't mean to pass insult on this talented young man,
    He needs to look at the bigger picture
    Nigeria is greater than ay individual,
    Today's deeds will serve as a reference point tomorrow
    Money comes and goes,only good names remain indelible
    What a pity,if this lad had been Messy who knows what he would have been asking from the coach ,team mates and possibly the nation.
    I am not a football addict ,for I lost interest in football after the loss to Italy in 1994 World Cup in USA,if iam not wrong,
    I see football as funny 22 adults chasing round leather filled with air
    I am concerned about our security economy job good health of our people,constant electricity ,poverty alleviation,and so one and so forth,
    Who cares if Nigeria wins World Cup,
    It amazes me when Nigerians are said to forget about everything during football competition,what a pity
    Who ca



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