Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said the door to the world Cup is open for Osaze Odemwingie, but insisted on a talk with the striker.
Keshi and Odemwingie were involved in a highly publicised row during which the Stoke City striker took to social media Twitter to blast the Eagles handler after he was sensationally left out of a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations training camp in Portugal.
A bitter Osaze will go on to say he has quit international football, but later rescinded the decision.
“Keshi has said the door is still open for Osaze, but he will need to talk with the player before he could recall him to his team,” a top official informed MTNFootball.com
“He said this while he was defending his squad list for the Mexico friendly before the technical committee.
“Some of the top officials at the meeting said they wish to be at the clear-the-air talk with Osaze.”
Osaze last played for Nigeria two years ago in a 2013 AFCON qualifier in Rwanda after which he went on a tirade after he was hauled off the pitch.
The striker is hoping to revive his career in the English Premier League with Stoke City after he seemed to stall at Cardiff City.
Keshi has already recalled another Eagles ‘rebel’ skipper Joseph Yobo after he clashed with the experienced defender.