Rohr: Why Victor Moses was excluded from 23-man squad


The much anticipated return of Chelsea wing back Victor Moses to the Nigerian national team has hit a snag again after his name was missing amongst the list of players to face South Africa in the AFCON qualifier next week.

There have been several reports ranging from tiredness from a long tasking season at Chelsea where Moses contributed massively to a successful EPL title winning campaign to the player’s all too familiar penchant from withdrawing from national team squads.

But super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr has quickly moved in to quash all rumours about Victor Moses withdrawal from the team citing injury as the real reason for his omission.

“Victor has to be operated on the toe. He played only with injections in the last games including the FA Cup final game, where he got sent off against Arsenal”, Gernot Rohr said while speaking with

Moses, a former England U-17 international, has played only four competitive matches for the Super Eagles in the last three years and has withdrawn from many super Eagles matches with several reasons that has continued to draw questions as to his commitment to the national team.

But coach Gernot Rohr has made it clear he will be counting on a fully fit Victor Moses for the double header World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in September.

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