Victor Moses begs for time



Wigan Athletic’s Victor Moses says Super Eagles fans should give him more time as he gets used to playing for the national team.

Moses made his home debut for the Eagles against Namibia last Sunday and told naijafootball247.com after the game that he will get better with time

“There will be many more games to play. That was my home debut and the fans should be patient with me as I get more used to playing with the team.

“I did my best. I am delighted that Keshi gave me a chance to start and I assure theres still a lot to come from me.”

Moses says he had to cope with tight marking from the Malawians and the weather affected him just a bit.

“Yes they were a bit on me but apart from that to be honest we won the game and that‘s good enough for me.

“The weather was also a bit harsh but I will get used to it. I will not dwell on that. I also have no complaints concerning the position I played in. Where ever the manager plays me is good enough for me.”

Meanwhile, Stephen Keshi, has refused to join issues with his Malawian counterpart, Kinnah Phiri in the run-up to their Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier this weekend in Blantyre preferring to wait till match day for an appropriate reply.

Phiri, has been quoted by the local and international media as saying the Nigerian side is a spent force in African football, that is dwelling on past glory and he would prove that when both sides meet in Malawi on Saturday.

He was further quoted as saying the Flames as the Malawi national team is called has defeated Egypt and Cote d’ Ivoire on home soil in the past and hopes to add the Super Eagles to its casualty list.

But Keshi, while addressing his players said he would not be drawn into the mind game that Phiri, was trying to play by granting interview to every Nigerian and international media on the encounter.

“We respect every of our opponents, including Malawi, and we deserve equal respect but if they think we are a spent force, then it’s up to you players to prove otherwise on the pitch of play.”

Keshi further said he does not expect an easy ride against Malawi, because they have very mobile and talented players, but believes he has enough quality in his squad to confront any team not only in Africa but globally.

“We have prepared well enough and we have a bunch that I believe can deliver the goods that to me will be an appropriate answer to the opposing coach, who thinks we no longer have world class players. I want you to go score as many goals as you can to make Nigerians know that the Super Eagles are back to their glory days.”
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