Coach Stephen Keshi has said that Villarreal CF star, Ikechukwu Uche has declared that he will not play for the Super Eagles unless Keshi and other members of the technical team beg him.
n a tweet by the verified twitter handle of the Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles), the gaffer who dropped IK Uche from the team that represented the country in Brazil noted that he invited the player to be part of the team to face Congo and South Africa but he declined, requesting an apology from Keshi.
The tweet read, “IK Uche was supposed to be part of the team that is presently in camp but he said we must beg him first to play for Nigeria—Keshi” .
Saturday’s showdown at the U. J. Esuene Stadium is the first of six matches for each of the teams in seven groups of four teams in the qualifying series for the finals scheduled for Morocco early next year.
The team will fly to Cape Town on Tuesday to confront South Africa on Wednesday. Nigeria is the current Champions of Africa.