Odemwingie denies quotes


Osaze Odemwingie has reacted angrily to, and strongly denied quotes attributed to him in the media on Sunday.

The first claimed that Odemwingie blamed the prophecy by Pastor TB Joshua as affecting the team, while the second quoted the player as saying all the players and officials should be punished.

"I never said anything like that. I said we were aware through the media that he said something concerning that, but it cannot affect us.

"We as usual prayed before every game as a team and there was a pastor there who said something like that but he said we're going to pray and that is not true.

"We did pray, but then we're all human beings there's half of us who'll say he said that but at the same time we are footballers. We're going to the pitch to do our jobs, we're going to play do our job, score goals. It didn’t affect us in any way the way they painted it," Osaze said.

The striker described the second set of quotes claiming that he asked for all the players and officials to be punished as fabrication

"Not even one word of that interview in the Tribune was from me. Not one word.

"I spoke to a group of journalists at the hotel. But the words that I should be punished, I would never say that, neither did I say the whole team should be punished.

"I said the officials and the players were disappointed that we didn’t get the result. But saying players should go, officials should go can never come out of my mouth."

The West Brom striker added that he would be seeking legal advice on what steps to take regarding both publications.

"Well, yeah, I will seek advice. Right now I have too much emotions in my head. I will think of what to do, but it’s possible I will take action."
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