By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
English Premier League side, Watford are desperate to stop the versatile Nigerian forward, Emmanuel Dennis from going to Cameroon after they were notified of his inclusion in the squad late by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Dennis scored his eighth goal of the campaign in Watford’s 4-1 defeat to West Ham United on Tuesday night.
The 24-year-old’s participation at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) would see him miss important games against relegation rivals Newcastle and Norwich.
Ranieri stated after Tuesday night’s defeat to West Ham United: “I’m not so sure I’ll miss [Dennis] now, I don’t know if he goes.
“The national team has a time to send their precall, they don’t respect the days and I want to see very well.
“I know the email arrived late and I want to know everything. The national team has a time, during this time they have to send the precall, if they don’t send the precall, we can choose.”
However, the NFF were understood to be confused about Ranieri’s comments, and sources closely situated explained to the Watford Observer that, as far as they are concerned, everything was done according to protocol.
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