Keshi: Ike Uche out of World Cup

Keshi: Ike Uche out of World Cup

by Samm Audu

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014. 09:17

Nigeria coach Stephen
Keshi has closed the door on striker Ikechukwu Uche for the World Cup, saying
he lacks tactical discipline.


   
Uche has been one of Nigeria’s reliable goal scorers and has
scored 12 goals this season for Villarreal.


   
On Monday night, the striker returned to action after he was
sidelined by injury for two weeks.



He
last featured for Nigeria in the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
against Burkina Faso.



Keshi
speaking to AfricanFootball.com from his base in the United States said, "Ikechukwu
Uche is not a player I have not seen play. Ike Uche problem is not knowing how
to play football.


   
“His problem is that he wants to dictate how we play in Super
Eagles, he wants to tell us the system we’re playing is not good.



"Uche
he has a very bad habit, that if you put him in the game he is not playing to
instructions and he did that in the final of AFCON against Burkina Faso, he
almost cost us.


   
“Again he did that against Zambia, in the second match when (Efe)Ambrose
was given a red card. What we told him to do, he was doing the opposite."

Keshi
added:"And if you don't respect your team
mates and you don't respect the team, then there is no point. I know he cannot
do that in his club, then why do it in the national team?  



"I
don't think I need a player like that in the team."




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