Odemwingie: This could be my last Nations Cup

The Nigerian international has said time is no more on his side as he bids to be in the Super Eagles team to South Africa which could be his last

Peter Odemwingie has come out to say that he will be available for selection for the Super Eagles because at 31 years old, the 2013 edition of the Nations Cup could be his last for Nigeria.

“It's hard not to go for this,' Odemwingie told fifa.com.

“It could be my last one and it is a different situation now from the first two years at the club. My goals here were very important.

“Now any player can play well. We have good players who can play well for a whole month and I'm sure the club will do well without me.”

Odemwingie explained why he was making himself available after some reports had suggested he has retired from international football.

“I have a few things to clarify with the Nigeria manager because he substituted me in his first game, very early in the second-half.

“But after speaking to him, he said it was nothing personal that the whole team was playing badly and unfortunately for me, he started by taking me off.

“Everything has settled down now. He says that if I want to play, I'm welcome.

“So, of course, it's my country which I love and I'm going to play for them.

“I will put the country and fans before anything,” Odemwingie concluded.