Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Keshi banking on ‘Moses magic’

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New Chelsea player, Victor Moses, will unnerve the Liberian team.

New Chelsea player, Victor Moses, may turn out to be the joker the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, will unleash on the Lone Stars of Liberia, during this weekend’s first leg African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Monrovia.

Keshi said that while he respects the Liberian national team for their robust play, Victor Moses will be the weapon to unnerve the Liberians.

The Super Eagle’s coach told Moses that it is time he proved that he is Africa’s best by leading the attack in Monrovia.

“I read what you said about us winning next year’s Nations Cup and for you to also lead our attack to do well at the World Cup in Brazil,” Keshi said during training. “You must start proving that in Monrovia, when we tackle Liberia, by showing them that you are Africa’s best.”


Moses is ready

According to Ben Alaiya, the Eagle’s media officer, Moses smiled away at his boss’ comment and assured him he would prove why one of the world’s richest club sides, Chelsea invested so much money on him.

“I know coach and I will show my stuff not only against Liberia but any time I’m invited to play for my dear country,” Moses offered.

During the training session, Keshi informed his players that Liberia is not as weak as portrayed by the media. He described Liberia as a very potent side that can take the best side in the world to the cleaners.

“A country that has produced the likes of George Weah, who became world best footballer cannot be said to be weak in talent,” Keshi told the players.”But we must show that we are stronger. I expect a tough, bruising game against Liberia and I trust that all of us will rise to the occasion

Full house

Expectedly, 14 home-based stars and 10 foreign based players trained Tuesday at the training pitch of the National stadium in Abuja, led by Skipper of the side, Joseph Yobo.

Though the rains poured heavily in the nation’s capital, Head Coach, Stephen Keshi says it will not hinder the team’s training as that could turn out to be the match condition when the team files out against Liberia on Saturday.

“Come rain or shine we will train and try to return the country to the top of African football after we missed the last edition of the Nations Cup,” he declared.

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