Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Super Eagles

Shittu © Backpagepics

Shittu tells Nigeria no



Millwall defender, Danny Shittu has told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that he will not be available for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The 32-year old defender was included in Nigeria’s 32-man provisional squad by head coach, Stephen Keshi but he has now opted out of the competition.

Shittu sent the NFF an e-mail on Thursday morning to make known his position.

“Yes, we received an e-mail from Shittu yesterday morning and we are still studying the situation. We cannot make an official statement until we are through with studying this,” executive committee member of the NFF, Barrister Chris Green told supersport.com.

The Millwall manager, Kenny Jackett had declared last week that he would persuade the defender not to join the Nigerian squad for the Afcon.

Shittu, who is the assistant captain of Millwall, has played 14 games for the championship side this season.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Sunday Oliseh
Leicester might need to lose to win
Last year at this relative moment in time, Leicester were the toast of most soccer fans.

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref Clattenburg’s resignation a concern
The PGMOL are the body responsible for the recruitment, training, and appointments of match...

Segun Odegbami
The travails of Arsene Wenger
In the wake of the psychologically dampening defeat of Arsenal by Bayern Munich last week, it seems...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Pundits, Arsenal and PL title race
Last weekend following Arsenal's defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the fans of the North London...