AFCON qualifier: Victor Moses wishes Super Eagles luck against South Africa

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic - St James' ParkNigeria international winger, Victor Moses, has sent a goodwill message to the Super Eagles ahead of the team’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015 qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday (today).

South Africa has already qualified for the competition holding in Equatorial Guinea, leaving Nigeria and Sudan – both tied on seven points – to compete for second place in Group A.

In a message he posted on Twitter, the Chelsea player on loan at Stoke said “Good morning everyone hope you all have a great day. Good luck to the Super Eagles today too!”

Moses was left out of the match by Coach Stephen because of the recent injury suffered by the winger which is believed to have affected his form.

Speaking to Supersport on November 2, Keshi said “I left (Moses) out because he’s just coming back from injury and we don’t want to take any risks.

“Everyone knows what I think of Victor. He’s a good kid and a very talented footballer but at this point, for the upcoming games, we don’t want to take any risks.

“The first game we will play in Pointe-Noire, Congo, will be on an artificial surface and a lot of players don’t react well to that.

“I would not want him to aggravate the injury. You also have to think of the players too.”

Moses, who was also omitted from the squad that defeated the Red devils of Congo 2-0 in Pointe-Noire on Saturday, agrees with the coach.

Hear him: “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 winger told Stoke Sentinel.

Having made 22 appearances for the Super Eagles and scoring seven goals in the process, Moses looks forward to returning to the national team soon.