Raheem Lawal calls out Amokachi, Ike Shorunmu 8 years after

Nigerian midfielder Raheem Lawal has alleged that former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi denied him a place in the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

In an Instagram post, Lawal, who currently plays for Turkish second division club, Akhisarspor, also blamed former goalkeeper trainer Ike Shorunmu for not standing up for him despite both of them sharing same Mushin, Lagos roots.

He also alleged that Amokachi dropped him because he had particular players he was interested in selling.

The 31-year-old was invited to the Eagles alongside Nosa Igiebor and Obiora Nwankwo in 2012 following their impressive displays with the U-23 side during the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship, where he was joint top scorer with three goals.

But prior to the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, the former Omanlispor was dropped from the squad.

Reacting to his exclusion from the squad eight years after, Lawal wrote on his Instagram Status, “Amokachi you denied me the MON title in 2013 AFCON. I still got the pain in my heart forever.

“Amokachi you dropped me last minute of 2013 AFCON because you want (sic) to sell some players to Super Eagles.

“But remember that your children have started playing football. Keep resting in peace big boss Keshi.

“Funniest part is that they called the list three times because Amokachi wants (sic) me out from the squad.

“Even the Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer Ike Shorunmu from Idi Oro Mushin could not fight for me.

“Local Mushin boy and only Yoruba for (sic) the squad then who have (sic) nobody in the team then.”


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