The Super Eagles handler, Stephen Keshi, has agreed to resolve issues with erring national team players, with a view to presenting a solid team in their future engagements.
An impeccable source close to the Big Boss, as Keshi is fondly called, who pleaded for anonymity, hinted on Monday that the sweat merchant was currently making serious efforts to bring back the players into the national team.
It was gathered that some big wigs in Nigerian football, who prefer anonymity, have also begged the coach to overlook the players’ wrongdoings and hand them a recall into the national team.
“We all know that there is a lot of work to be done after winning the AFCON 2013 in South Africa, hence the coach has decided to forgive the duo of Joseph Yobo and Osaze Odemwingie and discussions are on going now,” the source said.
The source added: “We also have some notable Nigerians, including ex-internationals, that have waded into the matter and it’s certain that the players will make their return earlier than expected.
“Though, the coach is still on a short vacation in the states (United States of America), he (Keshi) and the players have established discussions to facilitate their recall.”
It would be recalled that the West Brom Albion of England striker, Osaze Odemwingie, fell out with Keshi following his Twitter outbursts over his exclusion from the Super Eagles’ squad to the African Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Yobo’s reason for parting ways with Keshi was due to his exclusion from the team that drew one-all with the Harambee Stars of Kenya at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar, Cross River State, a couple of weeks ago.
The Fenerbahce stalwart also complained that the coach showed no respect for him as the captain of the team as he was not informed about his exclusion from the game against the Kenyans.