Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Chelsea star Victor Moses was left out of Monday’s clash against Burkina Faso because he did not impress in training and not due to injury.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has claimed Moses is nursing a hamstring injury, but at the same time reported the player “has been placed on active training”.

But it was reveal that Keshi has really been far from impressed with the output of the Chelsea winger in training and so sensationally left him out of the Burkina Faso match.

A top team official said: “Yes, Moses had a slight knock during the match against Sparta Rotterdam and so did not play against Farense in our last game in Portugal.

“But it was a minor injury and ordinarily that should not have kept him out of the match on Monday.

“The main thing is that the coach has not been impressed by the player in training. Moses is not giving everything in training.

“The player himself has said he is better motivated in match situation than in training or friendly matches.”

The official added: “I want to believe that he would now have to talk it out with the coach on this and hopefully he will be available for Friday’s crucial game against Zambia.”

Moses, 22, was replaced by Ejike Uzoenyi in the second half of the training match against Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam.

He was also disappointing and so replaced in the goalless draw with Cape Verde.

It would be recalled that Moses has often snubbed friendly matches with his agent Tony Finnegan at a time demanding that the player should only be called up for competitive games.

No comments:

Post a Comment