Thursday, October 18, 2012
WESTBROM RESIGN TO LOSE ODEMWINGIE AND MULUMBU FOR NATIONS CUP
West Brom coach, Steve Clarke has said he will have cover for Osaze Odemwingie and Youssouf Mulumbu should they be at next year’s Africa cup of nation in South Africa
Odemwingie’s Nigeria and Mulumbu’s DR Congo have both booked their places at the South Africa finals.
And should the pair earn call-ups, they would leave The Hawthorns ahead of the tournament, which takes place between January 19 and February 10.
But Clarke said he believes he has other players in his squad capable of filling the void.
“We spoke about it at the start of the season,” said Clarke.
“We knew we had the possibility of losing Youssouf if he decided to come out of international retirement, which he did.
“I'm not really sure about Peter. He hasn't been called up to a Nigeria squad since I've been here. I don't know what his position is.
“We discussed it and we think we have enough in the squad to cover any absences in January.”
He added: “If not, it’s a good month for it because the transfer window is open again in January, and if you need to address the situation you can.