Nigerian forward Brown Ideye has vowed to open up on the corruption in the senior national team after he was dropped ahead of the FIFA World Cup in 2014.Nigerian forward Brown Ideye has vowed to open up on the corruption in the senior national team after he was dropped ahead of the FIFA World Cup in 2014.
Ideye said he is ready to give his own account after former junior international Chinedu Obasi alleged that he was asked to pay to be included in the team to the world cup.
“Before I retire, I will write a book and pour everything out,” he said in a chat with sports journalist Oma Akatugba on Instagram.
“We all know that there is a lot of corruption in our football. But, there is a limit you can go when it comes to corruption and bribery.
“So many things didn’t add up at the time. I was asking myself if I did something wrong or there was something I didn’t do.
“Not going to that World Cup, God used Keshi to sideline me for the West Bromwich Albion offer.
“I haven’t told anyone what really transpired, only my spouse knows about the story. It was painful, I felt like saying something but I decided to get hold of myself.”
Ideye was left of the squad to the 2014 FIFA World Cup despite an impressive show for the Eagles at the 2013 AFCON and FIFA Confederations Cup.