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Dennis set to return to Eagles after talks with NFF

By Guardian Nigeria
24 February 2022   |   4:01 am
Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis could play a role in Nigeria’s World Cup play-off against Ghana next month after holding clear-the-air talks with the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Anaju Pinnick, reports Standard.co.uk.

[FILES] Emmanuel Dennis celebrates after scoring Watford’s first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on December 01, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis could play a role in Nigeria’s World Cup play-off against Ghana next month after holding clear-the-air talks with the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Anaju Pinnick, reports Standard.co.uk.

Dennis did not play at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, with the NFF claiming Watford were “baring fangs” over the situation.

The forward had not originally been named in Nigeria’s squad for the tournament as he was out of favour under former boss Gernot Rohr.

When Rohr was sacked on the eve of AFCON, it looked like Dennis might join as a late call-up, but he stayed to help Watford’s relegation fight.

The 24-year-old, however, could return to international duty next month after holding talks with Pinnick last week.

Pinnick met with a number of Nigeria players in England, including Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho, and held talks with them in London.

Nigeria’s team secretary, their coach and technical adviser, were all also present for the talks.

Dennis was one of those to speak to Pinnick and it has seemingly opened the door for him to return ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup play-off next month against Ghana.