Fulham midfielder, Dickson Etuhu may not play for the national team in the foreseeable future after he turned down a late invitation handed him by the Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia.
The coach was in dire need of players to strengthen his squad that would face the Black Stars of Ghana in an international friendly game yesterday following the withdrawal of many of the players earlier invited for the match. Siasia had invited Etuhu and Danny Shittu as late inclusion to the team, but Etuhu reportedly turned down the invite, a development that irked the national team coach.
But according to a source close to the team in a chat with The Moment from London, the coach has decided not to invite the player in any of the game he would superintend over in the nearest future due to such act.
‘Siasia was highly disappointed about what Etuhu did. It is not as if he was not in Siasia’s plan, the coach wanted to call him up for future games, but now I don’t think he would do that again because he is very unhappy about what the player did,’ he said.
Etuhu has not featured for the national team since last year, when Coach Siasia took over the management of the national team.