Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie smiles during a training session in Richards Bay, June 8, 2010. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)


Former Super Eagles forward, Osaze Odemwingie has revealed he would have called late Coach Stephen Keshi in order to resolve the rift between them leading to the title-winning 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, reports.

The former striker, who featured 63 times for the three-time African champions, scoring 10 goals, said this in a recent live Instagram chat with the Super Eagles media team.

Odemwingie stated that he regrets not winning the continental title despite having a chance to but would have heeded to lots of advice that he should resolve his differences with the then coach before the tournament.

“I think I should have called the coach and not be stubborn, maybe I would have a gold medal too. I dreamt about the team winning the trophy before the tournament kicked off. But you know when you are young and you believe you are right with your decision, you just want to stick to them. Well, it’s past now but it is what I would have handled differently,” Osaze rued.

The former Lille FC striker eventually resolved the same issue after the AFCON and was part of the 23-man squad that participated in the 2014 Brazil World Cup.