Stephen Keshi has revealed he left out Victor Moses from Nigeria’s AFCON 2015 qualifiers against Congo and South Africa because the forward has lost form,according to football website,Africanfootball.
Moses, who has joined English Premier League side Stoke City was conspicuously missing from Keshi’s 23-man squad released on Tuesday for next month’s AFCON qualifiers against Congo and South Africa.
“I watched Victor Moses at Chelsea’s pre-season and he seemed to be struggling as he had limited play time with the club,” Keshi was quoted as saying by the website.
“Now that he has joined Stoke City, I think he needs time to get back to the player we know him to be.
“I think it’s time he made up his mind what he wants, if he wants to play football or not.”
After emerging as one of Nigeria’s top stars at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa,Moses missed the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil on account of injury, before he struggled to make an impact at the recent World Cup in Brazil.
Last season, he endured a torried time at Liverpool after he was shipped out on loan by Chelsea and this season, he has again been released on loan to Stoke City as he does not figure in Jose Mourinho’s plans.