The Everton striker says his club have been really faithful to him and he has to pay back that faith
The 25-year-old who has been Everton’s main man in attack for the last six weeks believes he has to continue to repay the faith shown in him by the Toffees during his extensive injury spell.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi previously disclosed that the player refused to pick his calls.
"I owe it to the club to manage myself correctly. I have always been proud to represent my country,” Anichebe told the BBC.
"It is becoming more and more evident that with the injuries I have had over the last two years or so, I have to manage my body accordingly. That's why I feel the best thing for me at the moment is to concentrate on club football."
Anichebe got injured playing for the Super Eagles in 2011 and he believes that the Nigeria Football Federation did not show him enough care during his rehabilitation.
"Without club football there is no international football and everyone at Everton was with me every step of the way during my injuries and rehabilitation.
"I didn't feel that the Nigerian Football Federation was there for me the in the same manner, which was especially disappointing given that I got the injury representing my country.
"But I don't blame anyone for this nor do I have any issues with anybody from the NFF or Stephen Keshi our coach. He has done a fantastic job and is building a team that Nigerians can be proud of.""The time is just not right for me to resume my international career as of yet but I would certainly love to represent my country in the not-too-distant future,” he concluded.