2014 World Cup bribery: I have evidence to back up my claims – Obasi

2014 World Cup bribery: I have evidence to back up my claims – Obasi

Former Super Eagles striker Chinedu Obasi says he has evidence to back his comments on the 2014 World Cup bribery allegation and but won’t be forced to call names.

Obasi has been widely criticized for refusing to name those who asked him to pay a bribe in exchange for a place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.


Obasi has now explained in a social media chat with legit.ng that he won’t be forced into name-calling, but he has is proofs to back his claims.


“I just said what happened to me and I am not going to call anybody’s name and that is my opinion. But if they feel otherwise, I have proof to back it up,” Obasi said.


He continued: “I am telling you about what happened to me, you don’t have to doubt me. I don’t have anything to lose, I don’t expect anything from anybody.


“But at the same time, we all have to accept that things like this happen in Nigeria, not just in football.


“So when people say name names or not, it’s not going to change anything. There has been a few allegations in Nigerian football, what has happened? It’s not going to change anything.”


Obasi stressed further that has the utmost respect for everyone who has played or works with the national team and never intends to aim a dig at anyone.


He concluded that he only revealed what happened to him at the time and did not feel sorry for speaking up.


“I respect everyone’s opinion. I never intend to disrespect any of our ex-players. I respect them and what they’ve done for the country.


“It is my story and when I’m talking about my story, then some people say something like that cannot happen – were you there?


“Just like the [email protected] case that is trending now, if someone is telling you ‘this thing happened to me’ why would you even try to challenge the person when you were not even there?” he said.



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