Peter Odemwingie is not in the Nigeria squad but Danny Shittu is recalled
Last Updated: December 23, 2012 8:08pm
Danny Shittu: Back in the Nigeria squad
West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie has been left out of the Nigeria preliminary squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria have included Millwall defender Danny Shittu as they prepare for the tournament which begins in January.
The 32-year-old Millwall defender returns to international duty for the first time since he was dropped last year.
A total of 32 players were named for a warm-up match against Catalunya in Barcelona on 2 January, followed by a training camp in Portugal.
The Super Eagles pool will be trimmed to 23 by 9 January, the Nigerian football federation said on Saturday.
Odemwingie's exclusion continues a fractious relationship he has had with the Nigeria national team over the last 18 months and opens the door for Shola Ameobi.