Former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida has denied reports that he said Eagles vice-captain William Troost-Ekong and experienced defender Kenneth Omeruo don’t deserve national team call up, insisting he was quoted out of context, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former Ajax star was credited with a story which disclosed that he asked Coach Rohr about it, but TJ who also doubles as the President of Professional Footballers in Nigeria told AOIFootball.com in a separate interview that both players remain one of the country’s best.
“Well, it’s very unfortunate with what I saw this morning that a journalist wrote that I said Ekong, Omeruo and even Jamilu Collins should not be in the National team. I do not think we can boast of better players than these.
“So if a journalist wants to have a catchy headline to sell his papers, then he writes what I did not say because that isn’t what I said so he obviously wrote against what I said. I am very disappointed and that’s not my meaning to this.
“The said journalist has however to come out to apologize for what he wrote. If he has better players than the aforementioned guys, then he has to come out and introduce them to us,” Tijani concluded.