Yobo: Odemwingie is reckless and disrespectful

The Super Eagles captain has responded to the Twitter rant of the West Brom forward saying that the striker is responsible for his problems

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has responded to the criticism he received from West Bromwich forward Peter Odemwingie via Twitter at the weekend.

Odemwingie, who was dropped from the country’s preliminary squad to the Africa Cup of Nations had lashed out at Nigerian football authorities include team skipper Yobo. Odemwingie claimed that the “Eagles had no good captain for years” with “everyone looking only after himself.”

The Fenerbahce defender who has been captain since after the 2010 World Cup spoke to radio station Brilla FM thus: "Osaze has been reckless, disrespectful to most people. He's not a kid, he should grow up because we cannot continue to baby sit him. He is responsible for his problems."

"This is not the first time he has been disrespectful. He is fighting all the coaches and at the World Cup he also disrespected me and he later apologised.

"He is not the [Lionel] Messi or [Cristiano] Ronaldo of Nigeria. He should look himself in the mirror."

32 year-old Yobo will be leading the Super Eagles to what might be his last showing at the Afcon in January.