Victor Ikpeba, former African Player of The Year, says the Super Eagles do not need John Mikel Obi and Peter Osaze Odemwingie for the team.
Ikpeba, speaking as a guest analyst in a football show, Monday Night Football, on SuperSport 3 on Monday.
“Nigeria can do without Mikel and Osaze. Nigeria is bigger than the two players and after all both players were part of the team that played against Guinea last year. And what happened?” said Ikpeba.
“Keshi tried to call the players and their response wasn’t the best and he had to take a decision. If I am Keshi I don’t think I will call them to the team again.”
“Stephen Keshi is on the right path with the team and what he’s doing with the team is very brave.
And I must say the 2-2 draw against Liberia is a good result because it gives Nigeria a 70 to 80 percent chance of qualifying for the 2013 Nations Cup,” said the former Nigerian striker.
Nigeria will play hosts to Liberia in the return leg of the 2013 Afcon qualification in Calabar on October 14.
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