Siasia recalls Odemwingie into the national team

Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie
Odemwingie playes in England with West Brom

Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie has been recalled to the national team after settling differences with coach Samson Siasia.

Odemwingie was dropped from the team in March after leaving a training camp without permision, missing the Super Eagles' 4-1 win over Argentina and a 2-2 draw to Ethiopia, in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The West Bromwich Albion forward is included in a 22-man squad for next month's friendly against Ghana in London.

Last week, the Nigeria Football Federation said Odemwingie and Siasia had settled their differences and the player was back in contention.

Siasia, who had previously vowed not to allow Odemwingie back into the national team until he apologised confided that the problem had been solved.

"We are now on the same page and things can move ahead in the best interest of Nigerian football," said Siasia.

Also included in the team is Fenerbahce forward Emmanuel Emenike who was arrested this month in Turkey in connection with a match-fixing investigation.

He was released without charge.

Nigeria will use the friendly against Ghana to prepare for a Cup of Nations qualifier away in Madagascar in early September.

The two time African champions are three points behind group B leaders Guinea in the race for an automatic place in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.