Fenerbahce forward Emmanuel Emenike has denied that he has a frosty relationship with the Nigeria coach, insisting that there was no problem between them.
The 27 – year- old’s performance in the back – to – back African Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against Congo and South Africa did not tick the right boxes, having failed to hit target in both games.
After the game with Congo, there were suggestions in the media that he fell out with manager Stephen Keshi, who wielded the big stick by dropping him to the bench for the tie in Calabar.
”In recent days, the Turkish Press reported that I am having problems with the National Team Coach. There’s no such thing, I have no problems with the trainer.
”I do not understand how you got such news. I need to put an end to this. The situation is worse for young players. I repeat the coach has no problem with me,” Emmanuel Emenike said.
Meanwhile,ahead of Fenerbahce’s Super Lig clash against Trabzonspor on Sunday, the coaches have been left sweating on the return of Emmanuel Emenike to the team after international duty with the Super Eagles.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations top goalscorer is expected to arrive Istanbul on Saturday morning.
It remains to be seen if the manager of the Yellow Canaries, Ismail Kartal, will be convinced to hand the Nigeria international a starting berth.