‘I felt heartbroken’ – Nigeria’s Chinedu Obasi claims refusal to pay bribe cost him 2014 World Cup

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?I felt heartbroken? ? Nigeria

Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi has claimed that he was dropped from the Super Eagles squad for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil because he refused to pay a ”bribe.”

 

Although he was not part of the team that played the World Cup qualifiers as at that time, Obasi stated that he was offered a chance to be part of the party to Brazil if he paid bribe.

 

According to the 33 year old who was a regular player in Schalke 04, a top European club at the time,  he felt heartbroken when his name was dropped from the Super Eagles squad list because he did not give those in charge money.

 

 

                     ?I felt heartbroken? ? Nigeria

 

Enugu born Obasi who was part of the Nigeria U-20 squad that finished second at the Fifa World Youth Championship in 2005,  also spoke about how an injury in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa cost him a move to England and how disappointed he was after he was denied participation in the 2014 World cup despite his fine outing with Schalke in the 2013-2014…



Source: Linda Ikeji