The duo of Super Eagles attacking midfielders Victor Moses and Kalu Uche have opted out of Super Eagles May 31 Friendly and the hectic June schedule of matches. Moses and Uche will not be available for Super Eagles friendly match against the Tricolores of Mexico on May 31, in Texas, Houston, United States of America.
They will also miss out of June’s crucial World Cup qualifying matches against Kenya and Namibia, as well as the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Uche, in his message to head coach Stephen Keshi claimed that he has been playing with injury for some time now in the Turkish League and in line with his Doctor’s advice, would want to use the off- season period for treatment and recuperation.
Victor Moses has also dropped out in order to treat a recurring injury and will not be fit in time for the World Cup qualifiers and the Confederation Cup.
However, his club Chelsea has disclosed that Moses will be with the squad for their pre- season tour of United States to be monitored closely by doctors but would not participate actively in the games.
Keshi considers the timing of the whole development wrong and also believes the players should have alerted him earlier on, but said he has quality players who will execute the job at hand.
“We have the players to deliver the World Cup ticket and to make Nigerians proud in Brazil,” the Super Eagles handler said.