“Why I dropped Kalu”


Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi,has explained why he droped Kalu Uche from the Eagles team that would face South Africa next month.While speaking to MTNFootball.com, the Coach said he is not aware of the fitness of the Kasimpasa striker.

“Kalu has always been part of this team, but he was injured and I have not spoken to him to find out his fitness level, so I don’t think he is on the list,” Keshi disclosed.

Interestingly, Uche sent warning signals to clubs in the Turkish Super League ahead of the new season as he netted a brace for Kasimpasa in a 4-0 win over Anadolu Uskudar on Tuesday.

Uche scored 19 goals last season to finish as the second top scorer in Turkey.
He is expected to lead his team’s goal rush this season.
Meanwhile, Keshi said he will keep faith with his AFCON-winning squad for the August 14 friendly against Bafana.

“I have retained the bulk of my Super Eagles squad to the Nations Cup. I think it’s time to focus on my main team now since I already have a picture of what my team should be. I also think they need time together for better team chemistry and understanding,” Keshi stated.

This means AFCON 2013 goal king Emmanuel Emenike is expected to make a return to the Super Eagles.
Also expected back to the team is Villarreal of Spain striker Ikechukwu Uche and Real Betis of Spain midfielder Nosa Igiebor.



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