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Shittu unsure about Eagles



Millwall centre-half, Danny Shittu, could turn down the call from Nigeria to play in the 2013 Afcon in South Africa.

According to Millwall manager, Kenny Jackett, the big defender looks set to reject the chance to play for Nigeria after he got a recall on Friday.

Jackett is so sure that the 32-year-old centre-back will not honour the Nigerian call.

"I don't think he's going to go and I don't think he's been in touch with them. At the moment that's the decision.

"It was a surprise but it shows how well Danny has done. He's only in the preliminary squad so that's going to be cut down.

"But congratulations to him because he's in there based on his performances," Jackett was quoted as saying.

The former Bolton Wanderers' man was recalled to the Nigerian squad in a 32-man provisional list by head coach, Stephen Keshi ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

Shittu made his international debut for Nigeria against Paraguay on March 26, 2002 and was a squad member of the Super Eagles to the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.

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