Keshi: I Have Not Ruled Out Uche

Keshi: I Have Not Ruled Out Uche

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has insisted he has not shut out for good Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche.

Clarifying what he said at Wednesday’s media parley in Abuja, Keshi said for the umpteenth time what he said was that he will not beg Uche to play for Nigeria, especially when there are other players who are willing and ready at all times to play for the country.


“I don’t know where they got that portion of their reports from, but I never said Uche won’t play as long as I remain coach of the team. In the near future if he changes his mind and indicates interest to play he will be considered on merit,” Keshi maintained.

He urged the media not to sensationalise the Uche issue as it will not help resolve anything.
“We have to help all our players grow so that we can all build a strong national team and the media is a partner in this regard,” the coach said.


“ I do not have anything personal against the Villarreal striker but will not force to play for Nigeria against his will.”

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  • Toppal 7 years ago

    If this statement actually comes from Keshi, then, he is a confused coach who wants to eat his cake and have it

  • Samuel 7 years ago

    I said it before that Keshi is not a good coach for Eagles but people don’t accept, look at how Eagles struggling playing with Sudan which everyone beat home and away, Keshi just won nation cup with collective efforts not that he is a good coach, he win only one match out of 12 games it is a pity every time he said he is still building team since 2012, pls NFF should better call Siasia back because all of us can seen that his boys play good football and win matches under him not until Keshi and co rebelled against him in last match against Guinea by using some players like Osase and others to loose the job because all of us can see what Osase doing by not score goal one on one with goalkeeper of Guinea. They should forget the past and give Siasia a second chance. God bless 9ja….