In the bible, Moses liberated oppressed Israelites from Egypt and tonight Victor Moses could do likewise for Nigeria’s Super Eagles in...
In the bible, Moses liberated oppressed Israelites from Egypt and tonight Victor Moses could do likewise for Nigeria’s Super Eagles in tonight’s AFCON 2017 decider in Alexandria.
The present-day Moses was a shock omission to the Eagles start list on Friday in Kaduna as coach Samson Siasia preferred Gent winger Moses Simon, who went to justify the confidence of the coach with a terrific display.
Chelsea loanee Moses could even have made the difference in Kaduna had he put away a glorious chance in the 84th minute, when he rounded up goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawi but his shot was cleared on the goalline by Hamada Tolba.
Besides the missed chance, he was lively for the short time he was on the pitch and he carved open the static Egypt defence with his dribble runs and vision. It was like the Victor Moses at AFCON 2013, when he and Brown Ideye combined to crown Emmanuel Emenike goal king of the tournament.
Suggestions are now that he starts ahead of Ahmed Musa with Friday’s man of the match Oghenekaro Etebo playing a more offensive role to allow Lazio ace Ogenyi Onazi, fresh from a three-match suspension, partner Mikel Obi in defensive midfield.
Such a combination could thus provide the quality service which Odion Ighalo needs for him to deliver in Alexandria.
Kick-off time is 6pm Nigerian time at the Borg El-Arab Stadium.