The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has told Chelsea
wingback, Victor Moses, to be more committed to the
national team or miss out on winning the African
Footballer of the Year award.
Moses reported to the team’s camp ahead of the
friendly against Senegal, but returned to the Premier
League club, after claiming he was carrying a knock.
It is understood that coach Gernot Rohr was visibly
angry with the player , who had previously pulled out of a
In an interview recently, NFF President Amaju Pinnick,
said: “Moses needs to understand that with his current
performance with Chelsea, he stands a chance of
becoming the next African player of the year, especially
if his club should win the EPL title.
“But he needs to play regularly for the national team to
make such dream come true. To be honest, Moses is one
of the best African players at the moment, but as I said,
he needs the Super Eagles.”
Speaking further, Pinnick, who is expected to join the
Super Eagles camp in London today, revealed he had a
chat with Moses yesterday “and during our conversation,
Moses said that he actually wanted to play in the
friendly against Senegal but for the injury. He is coming
to see me tomorrow (today) when I arrive in London.”
Moses was expected to feature in the second friendly
against Burkina Faso, which has now been called off.