Super Eagles Goalkeeper coach, Ike Shorunmu has responded to claims made by Former Super Eagles player, Chinedu Obasi.

It was reported that Chinedu Obasi Criticised the National team of allegedly asking him to pay an undisclosed amount of Money in order to be included in the traveling squad to brazil for the 2014 FIFA World cup.

According to AllNigeriaSoccer, Super Eagles Goal Keeper Coach Ike Shorunmu has Kicked against Obasi's Accusations, Stating Vividly that there are no proofs or Evidences to back up his claims.

"It is unfortunate for Chinedu Obasi to mention this kind of a thing this period because how long now, it's about six years ago. For him to come out right now to say he was forced to bribe for him to be with the team in 2014, it's a pity that we lost Stephen Keshi because he's the main man in the team, does it mean that his assistants don't know what is going on."

"For Obasi to mention it now it is too late. Assuming it is six months or before the World Cup, everybody can testify, the NFF bosses can verify the allegations that he's making now.
Probably due to the pressure he is passing through now, that's why he mentioned they told hm to bribe for him to come into the team."

"Meanwhile, you should not forget that he was injured that period. I don't think that kind of thing happened but if it happened years back not now."

Ike Shorunmu Further Reflected on his playing time with the National team and how he narrowly missed out on the 1994 world cup held in Holland.

"Take myself as an example, 1994 when we were in Holland camping for the World Cup, Westerhof was insisting he'll take me to the World Cup simply because I am the youngest goalkeeper in the team and there's a lot of pressure for him to take the experienced goalkeeper."

"At the end of the day he said being the first World Cup for the country and he needed experienced players, he now called me one on one again and told me it's a pity you have been with the team since the beginning of the qualifiers to the last training but I am dropped."

"With my experience and staying in the national team, I don't think it happened."

"They should hold him (Chinedu Obasi) responsible to mention the person. If you accuse me for something you should bring the proof."

"Some journalists are behind the story to 'over fly' it. I don't think so but if he has the proof let him come out and show it and the person that called him representing the chief coach, let him show us the proof and they will interrogate the person. We now get the real facts of what is going on in the national team."

Shorunmu Further Believes that the recent accusation being tendered against the National team won't Affect the Chances of Local Coaches being Appointed into the National team.

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"I don't see anything negative against the local coaches because there is no proof, it's something that he didn't do."

"Get the proof, you don't need to nail the local coaches. What happened to one of my colleagues, Salisu, they got the proof with a camera, that's the proof."

"It doesn't mean because one coach was caught the rest of the coaches are bad, you need to get proof to do your underground investigation to get the fact that this thing is real so they can act on that," he concluded"