Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has left star strikers Peter Odemwingie and Obafemi Martins out of his squad for next month's CAF Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
In-form West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie says he wants to represent Nigeria in January's CAF Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Peter Odemwingie increased the pressure on Southampton boss Nigel Adkins as his two goals propelled West Brom to a 2-0 win over the Saints and into fifth spot in the EPL.
Swansea City and Fulham both recorded 5-0 victories over Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers respectively, while West Bromwich Ablion beat Liverpool and Newcastle saw off Tottenham Hotspur on day one of the 2012/13 Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers will have to wait a little while longer until he can celebrate his first win at Liverpool, being soundly beaten 3-0 by a West Bromwich Albion side, instead giving Steve Clarke a debut win.
After a series of unspectacular results in the league have dented what would have been a good season for Liverpool, manager Kenny Dalglish has defended his side, saying their points tally does not reflect their quality.