Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says Chelsea striker Victor Moses is not 100 percent fit
Posted: 22 January 2013 Time: 10:37 am
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi insists Chelsea striker Victor Moses is not 100 percent fit.
Moses failed to get any action as the Super Eagles drew 1-1 with Burkina Faso at the Mbombela Stadium on Monday night.
While John Obi Mikel's class in the middle of the park was obvious, earning him a man of the match award, Nigeria lacked the cutting edge up front and wasted several opportunities to add to their first half goal, scored by Emmanuel Emenike, formerly of FC Cape Town and Mpumalanga Black Aces and now playing in the Russian Premier League.
This allowed Burkina Faso to earn a last-gasp draw, leading to fans and journalists wondering why Moses was not given any game-time.
"In the last practise game in Portugal, Victor had a little bit of a hamstring problem and I had to put him out of active training," explained Keshi.
"It was better when we got here two days ago, but then he felt a little bit of [a niggle].
"I don't want to take chances on him because there's still a long way to go by the time we get ready to play Zambia, he could be fully fit then we'll consider him."