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Odemwingie blasts Nigeria snub

Peter Odemwingie has hit out following his omission from Nigeria's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The West Brom striker attacked coach Simon Keshie's decision to leave him out of the squad on Twitter.

"Every manager has got his own plans and tactics - if I don't figure in your plans, please be honest to tell me directly," said Odemwingie on the social media site.

"For 10 years I gave my all to the country as a player on the pitch, played for the nation and fans, not individuals.

"Because I speak out when things are not right, I guess some people are not just comfortable with that openness."

The 31-year-old refused to completely rule out a return to the international scene, adding: "If the chance to play for my country presents itself, then I will speak to my dad and those close to me - then we'll see."