Nigeria football authorities have said they will try to mend the rift between coach Samson Siasia and West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie, after the player was frozen out from the squad for the last two matches against Argentina and Ethiopia.
Odemwingie left camp in March without permission and later went on twitter to accuse his boss of insensitivity. The protracted situation was expected to come to an end after he served a two-match ban, but Siasia informed the media in Abuja last week that the player would not be welcomed back until he tenders an apology to the rest of the squad.
NFF president, Aminu Maigari, has said that the federation will not interfere in the issue because it is between the coach and his player. However, it will try to find an amicable solution.
“I know that Nigerians will not want a situation where players will become bigger than their coach because the relationship between coaches and players is like father and son relationship,” Maigari was quoted by KickOffNigeria.com.
“So, I have mandated the technical committee to find a way of resolving the face-off.”