Ikechukwu Uche is most likely to again miss out on the World Cup after Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said he lacks discipline.
The Villarreal striker has fired 12 goals thus far in the Spanish La Liga, but Keshi has again overlooked him for next month’s crucial World Cup warm-up against Mexico.
Keshi has defended his decision by telling the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee the striker is not disciplined.
“Keshi said Ikechukwu (Uche) is not disciplined and that was why he did not call him up for the Mexico game,” a top official told MTNFootball.
The striker has already said he will not be shocked if he does not make the final squad to Brazil 2014 despite his goals in the Spanish top flight.
Uche missed out on the 2010 World Cup on account of injury. He has been one of Nigeria’s most consistent goal scorers before Emmanuel Emenike emerged on the scene. He was the country’s leading scorer for the qualifying tournament for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
But at the competition proper in South Africa, he struggled to shine as Emenike used the tournament to establish himself on the international scene.