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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Omotoyossi has no regrets over playing for Benin

Soccernet staff

Nigerian striker Razak Omotoyossi says he has no regrets over his decision to play for Benin despite the country dismissing the coaching staff and all the players after the African Nations Cup.

Benin dismiss coach and players

Omotoyossi, who plays for Ligue 2 side Metz, pledged his future to Benin and made his debut for the country in 2004, but his international career could now be over at the age of 24 after the Benin Football Federation's decision.

However, he insists he gave his best for the country during this year's tournament and is not bitter about what has transpired.

"We gave our all but probably didn't do enough to make the quarter-finals in the end," he said on Kick Off. "I wouldn't like to make any excuses, although maybe we could have done better in another group but we must say thanks to our fans.

"The football federation takes decisions, my job is to play football, but I know all the players and coaching staff were disappointed at such a decision. I don't regret moving to Benin. It would have been silly not to move there when my life was at a standstill in Nigeria.

"Benin Republic showered me with love and I'm not bitter about moving down there. That is in the past now and I have become a better man playing for them and giving my all to the cause of the team."

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