Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Moses itches for action as Mikel finally arrives Eagles camp

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Moses craves to score goals for Nigeria

Chelsea player, Victor Moses says he cannot wait to get into the pitch for action in this Saturday’s make or break Africa Nation Cup qualifier with the Lone Star of Liberia.

Moses, who is one of the early arrivals amongst the invited foreign based pros, tweeted, Wednesday afternoon, of his burning desire to get down to action with the Eagles.

“Can’t wait for the game for Nigeria we want to make everyone proud,” the 21 year old former Wigan ace tweeted.

Moses was in action for Nigeria in the first leg in Monrovia and was instrumental in getting the 2-2 draw away from home. His dazzling move in the Liberia defence resulted a harsh tackle that saw Nigeria awarded a penalty kick that was promptly slotted in by Ikechukuw Uche.

With barley five caps under his belt, Moses is yet to score for Nigeria, a situation he believes will soon change.

Meanwhile, the controversy and speculations around Moses’ Chelsea mate, John Obi Mikel was quelled following a statement from the Eagles Media officer, Ben Alaiya that Mikel Obi, finally arrived the Metropolitan camp of the Super Eagles on Wednesday afternoon, after a supposed protracted battle to get a Ukrainian visa for his side’s UEFA Champions League game next week.

The development had kept Mikel away from the Super Eagles camp since Monday, leading to speculations that the player might be in Nigeria and was avoiding the national team’s camp.

That was finally put to rest when Mikel breezed into camp on Wednesday at lunch time. Head Coach Stephen Keshi said he was not sure that the Chelsea midfielder even got the Ukrainian visa and may have forced the protocol team at Chelsea to release his passport for the Nigeria versus Liberia game on Saturday.

“We must reduce the level of speculation on our top players as that could dampen their spirit and affect performance on the pitch. Mikel is here now and ready to play on Saturday and if we found him suitable, he would be played because he has shown enough national commitment, Keshi said.

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