French based Cameroonian agent Olivier Noah has dismissed allegations that claimed he submitted two different copies of Stephen Odey’s international passports to FC Zurich.
Allnigeriasoccer.com has been doing some digging and can confirm that the Mountain of Fire striker has five different date of births which he has submitted to the authorities, but this story is for another day.
Stephen Odey trained along with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi and Isaac Success in the Golden Eaglets squad of 2013, but was dropped from the team by coach Manu Garba after picking up an injury.
As at that time, the attacker claimed he was born in 1996, he surfaced later for the 2015 Golden Eaglets screening exercise with a different passport showing he was born in 1998, but was chased out from the camp by the vigilant Emmanuel Amuneke, who was aware he trained with the Nigeria U17s in 2013.
”In reference to the article against my person which I viewed as a calculated but failed attempt to tarnish my reputation, I dare say to the journalists to produce documentary evidence that I sent an email to FC Zurich,” Noah told allnigeriasoccer.com.
”Every email has the name of the sender, I never reported my email was hacked. They would have balanced the story by contacting me.
”The matter with Odey and this allegation has nothing to do with me as I never made such demands neither did I authorize anyone to do so on my behalf.
”For the records, I do not have any issue with Isaac Success and Kelechi Iheaancho and as for Wilfred Ndidi I will not speculate about a matter before a court of law.
”I will pursue this matter through every lawful means if a retraction of this fallacious publication is not retracted.”
A couple of senior figures in Nigerian Football were rooting for Stephen Odey to be included in the 2016 Flying Eagles roster but Emmanuel Amuneke had to go against the wishes of the establishment, insisting that he wanted to work with the boys that won the 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup.