Stephen Keshi has surprisingly criticized Osaze Odemwingie’s performance against Iran, despite him being one of few bright sparks in an otherwise dull team.
A journalist had complained about the blunt attack of the Eagles but singled out Osaze for bringing fire to the attack when Keshi bared his fangs on the Stoke City player.
‘’No. No, No. Osaze didn’t play well. What he played was not the role I asked him to play,” he said leaving many journalists bewildered.
On a night that Emmanuel Emenike was a shadow of himself and instead of being the point man, decided to be playing wide from the wings coupled with wrong passes from Mikel and Ogenyi Onazi, the introduction of Osaze at least brought a sparkling ray of hope.
At one instance, he fired a ferocious shot that got everybody standing on their feet as the ball narrowly missed target. He passed balls accurately but Keshi would not have that credit go him.
‘’I don’t know what he played. What he played was not what I asked him to play”, he insisted.