Keshi: No dispute with Moses

2014-06-27 11:56
Victor Moses (Supplied)
Victor Moses (Supplied)
Cape Town - Nigeria national team coach Stephen Keshi has played down talk that he had a spat with Victor Moses.

The Chelsea striker featured in the Super Eagles’ opening World Cup game against Iran, but has not played since then.

Moses’ absence has led to talk of a dispute between himself and Keshi, but the Nigerian head coach says this is not the case, saying that Moses was rested due to a muscle strain.

"It’s purely medical," said Keshi. "My last child is older than Moses, so why will I quarrel with my son? People must find out facts and not speculate especially when we have a capable media person in our midst.

"We can understand that all players want to play at the big stage but it’s up to us and the medical team to manage their career and balance it with due diligence regarding their health and that is why we have not played him.”

According to a Nigerian team press release, Moses is excepted to be available for the last-16 clash against France.

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