African Nations Cup: Peter Odemwingie Criticises Nigeria Coach Shaibu Amodu After Ghana Loss

The Lokomotiv Moscow striker has criticised Amodu, telling the media that he got his tactics all wrong and stubbornly refused to change them...
Eliminated from the African Nations Cup by Ghana on Thursday evening, Nigeria forward Peter Odemwingie has attacked coach Shaibu Amodu’s tactics for the semi-final encounter, insisting they were too negative.

An early goal from Asamoah Gyan left the Super Eagles on the back foot, and though they mustered a second half cavalry charge, it came too late to break down their ailing opponents.

According to the AFP news agency, the Lokomotiv Moscow striker said, “He started with a lone striker, just like the Ghana team. This did not help us because we had too few chances. He should have changed things quickly but he did nothing, yet we knew Ghana would play with their backs to goal.

“We had three defensive midfielders who don’t create goals. In these circumstances we couldn’t cross or create chances.

“There was no logic in our game and that's why we could not win.”

Amodu’s position at the helm of the Super Eagles is under serious threat prior to this summer’s World Cup.