Talks of a row with Eagles coach or an expected arrival of a new baby affecting Osaze Odemwingie’s participation at next month’s Africa Cup of Nations has been put to rest as the striker has confirmed his imminent exit for South Africa from the Hathworms.
“I will miss a couple of weeks of action here [for the Africa Cup of Nations], but I believe we have a squad that can hold on to the good start we have had,” Odemwingie told BBC WM on Wednesday
“I want to be going there in the New Year with West Brom high in the table which would help me emotionally,” Odemwingie added.
“Of course I will miss a couple of weeks of action here, but I believe we have a squad that can hold on to the good start we have had.”
Odemwingie is expected to join teammates in Faro Portugal where the Eagles will round off their preparations for the Nations Cup, reports futaa.com.
It is expected that Odemwingie will make the final list that will see him try to improve on the bronze medal finish that represents his best showing at the continent’s biggest football showpiece.
The fair skinned striker has showed good form for his Club which Coach Stephen Keshi will hope continues even on national assignment