Siasia threatens Odemwingie with lawsuit

Match fixing: Siasia threatens Odemwingie with lawsuit

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Embattled former Super Eagles Head Coach, Samson Siasia has threatened Osaze Odemwingie with a lawsuit following his match fixing allegations at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China against him, the SportsBay.com reports.

Odemwingie had alleged as a guest on the Super Eagles Instagram Live Page during the week that he had issues with Siasia because he didn’t like his leadership style.

In his response, Siasia has asked Odemwingie to prove evidence of his malicious claims of his misdemeanor or risk receiving court summons from his lawyers according to ThisDay.

Odemwingie who was one of the three over-aged players in the Nigerian Under-23 Dream Team to the football event of the summer games in Beijing.

He also alleged that some of the issues that were been whispered in camp (about Match-fixing) were responsible for the issues Siasia is challenging at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was banned for life by FIFA on allegations of match fixing.

“I am alive (to reply him). Osaze should better show me evidence of his allegations or shut up his mouth. The next letter will come from my lawyer, not me exchanging words with him,” Siasia said.

Siasia’s reference to being alive to reply Odemwingie is alluding to inability of Late Stephen Keshi to reply the duo of Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi and Taye Taiwo who accused Super Eagles coaches of corruption prior to Nigeria’s participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Odemwingie had alleged during the Instagram chat: “During the Olympic Games in Beijing, there were some rumours among the players because I did not play the qualifiers, that some dodgy things were going on, part of which he (Siasia) is being accused of at the moment.

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“I did not know the validity of it but there were talks of match-fixing. For us the players we played out our hearts and deservedly got to the final which everyone saw,” Osaze had stressed in that chat.

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