“Michael Uchebo Paid $10k To Be Included In 2014 World Cup Squad”

Oluwole Ola

In a new revelation on the Chinedu Obasi confession about a bribe he refused to pay to be part of the 2014 Super Eagles World Cup squad, BBC journalist Juliet Mafua has revealed that an unnamed Nigeria striker was denied a spot in the squad for refusing to pay $10,000.

It will be recalled that Chinedu Obasi in an interview with Kelechi Bernard revealed his refusal to agree to paying a bribe was the reason he was omitted from Nigeria’s 2014 World Cup squad and now there is more twist in the story.

In a series of tweets, Juliet Mafua alleged that Michael Uchebo took the place of the unnamed player after someone paid the $10,000 on his (Uchebo) behalf. 

She stated that the unnamed striker was the highest goal scorer for his Belgian club and should have made the squad in place of Uchebo who only scored a handful of goals for a relagation threatened Cercle Brugge

Read her tweets below

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