Nigerian midfielder Raheem Lawal has alleged that former Tremendous Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi denied him a spot within the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, The PUNCH stories.
In an Instagram publish, Lawal, who presently performs for Turkish second division membership, Akhisarspor, additionally blamed former goalkeeper coach Ike Shorunmu for not standing up for him regardless of each of them sharing identical Mushin, Lagos roots.
He additionally alleged that Amokachi dropped him as a result of he had specific gamers he was concerned about promoting.
The 31-year-old was invited to the Eagles alongside Nosa Igiebor and Obiora Nwankwo in 2012 following their spectacular shows with the U-23 facet in the course of the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship, the place he was joint high scorer with three targets.
However previous to the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, the previous Omanlispor was dropped from the squad.
Reacting to his exclusion from the squad eight years after, Lawal wrote on his Instagram Standing, “Amokachi you denied me the MON title in 2013 AFCON. I nonetheless received the ache in my coronary heart perpetually.
“Amokachi you dropped me final minute of 2013 AFCON since you need (sic) to promote some gamers to Tremendous Eagles.
“However do not forget that your kids have began taking part in soccer.Maintain resting in peace large boss Keshi.
“Funniest half is that they known as the checklist 3 times as a result of Amokachi need(sic) me out from the squad.
“Even the Tremendous Eagles goalkeeper coach Ike Shorunmu from Idi Oro Mushin couldn’t battle for me.
“Native Mushin boy and solely Yoruba for (sic) the squad then who’ve (sic) no person within the group then.”
Reacting to Lawal’s claims, Shorunmu stated the previous U-23 midfielder was dropped due to his perspective.
“I don’t want to reply to this allegations,” Shorunmu informed The PUNCH.
“I used to be not the Tremendous Eagles coach on the time, I used to be simply an assistant.
“Those that weren’t within the group then wouldn’t have identified what occurred there.
“He stated he’s Yoruba and I didn’t battle for him.
I’d prefer to problem him to inform the world what kind of recommendation I at all times supplied him in camp.
“He’s little question a great participant however what about his perspective?
“I used to warn him to be calm and never be aggressive when sure choices didn’t go his method.
“The late (Stephen) Keshi (then Eagles coach) beloved him as a participant however his perspective was his greatest downside.”
Efforts by our correspondent to succeed in Amokachi for his feedback on the problem proved abortive as he didn’t decide calls to his cell phone line. He additionally didn’t reply to textual content and WhatsApp messages despatched to his line.
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