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Newcastle striker Ameobi shunned by Nigeria

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi Keshi looks to have to shut the door on 31 year old Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi. "Shola showed a lot of experience when he played against Venezuela last year, but we've not been able to get him to return," said Keshi.

"His experience would have been valuable to this young team right now but I've realised he wants to be left alone for now.

"He has shown he is not prepared to play for us and we have to move on and give other players an opportunity to represent the country.

"We can only wish Shola all the best and concentrate on those we have in the present squad."

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