Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi have hinted that Ik Uche would not be on his 23 man list to the FIFA World cup in Brazil because of indiscipline
Uche who has scored 12 goals for Villarreal fc in the Spanish La Liga, has not being in the Super Eagles team since the African Cup of Nations 2013 triumph in South Africa, with Keshi accusing the prolific striker of bad attitude and disrespecting his teammates.
"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.
Keshi also accused Uche of having a bad habit and not playing to instruction especially in the finals of the AFCON 2013 against Bukina Faso
"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
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."
This will be a huge blow to football fans in Nigeria who want to see the best players of Nigerian origin in the Mundial amid talks of Keshi considering to recall Osazie Odenwingie to the team to prove himself.