Obasi Dropped From 2014 World Cup Squad For Refusing To Give Bribe


Former Super Eagles winger Chinedu Obasi has revealed he was asked to pay a bribe to make the squad to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, reports Completesports.com.

Obasi failed to feature in any of Nigeria’s qualifying games for the mundial but claimed he was offered the chance to bribe his way into the team.

”I was playing for Schalke, I was playing in the Champions League and I was doing well. Two days before the list came out, I was asked to pay some money if I want to be in the team,” Obasi disclosed in an Intagram chat with Kelechi Bernard

“I felt like I’ve paid my dues for the country, I shouldn’t do this. If I was a young player, maybe I would have done that, but it was a bit personal for me and I felt very heartbroken. I was supposed to move from Hoffeinheim to England and I got injured playing for Nigeria at the World Cup (2010 in South Africa).

“After that competition, nobody called me to know how I am doing. I spent a lot of money to get fit….

Source: Complete Sports