Nigerian International Winger Victor Moses believes Coach Stephen Keshi was right to drop him ahead of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier matches against Congo and South Africa.

The Super Eagles who are third in Group A face second placed Congo on Saturday in Point Noire before heading back home to face current group leaders South Africa in Uyo, in south-eastern Nigeria on Wednesday.

Moses who was left out of the two matches by the reinstated coach explains to Stoke Sentinel that there is a reason he was left out and that was to allow him recover.

There’s a reason I’m not in it (the Nigeria squad) and the manager (Keshi) has said I’m just getting back from injury and he didn’t want to take the risk with me. I think he was right to do that. I’m the sort of player who always wants to represent Nigeria, but I just need to make sure I get myself back to full fitness,

The 23-year-old Chelsea forward on loan to Stoke City has has gained 22 caps for Nigeria scoring seven goals. He made his debut in 2012 with the national team and played in their winning campaign at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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