Millwall boss expects Shittu to turn down Nigeria call up

© Nicky Hayes
© Nicky Hayes

DANNY Shittu is set to reject the opportunity to play for Nigeria in the African Cup of Nations next month, according to Millwall boss Kenny Jackett.

Shittu has been named in the Super Eagles' preliminary 32-man squad for the tournament, which is being hosted in South Africa, but Jackett says the centre-back does not intend to take part.

Jackett confirmed: "I don't think he's going to go and I don't think he's been in touch with them. At the moment that's the decision.

"It was a surprise but it shows how well Danny has done. He's only in the preliminary squad so that's going to be cut down.

"But congratulations to him because he's in there based on his performances."

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