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Chelsea forward Victor Moses is one of 17 debutants in Nigeria's African Nations Cup squad and is hoping to make a splash.

Posted: 15 January 2013 Time: 07:04

Victor Moses is one of 17 debutants in Nigeria's African Nations Cup squad, and the Chelsea forward is hoping to make a splash.

The Super Eagles open their campaign on Monday against Burkina Faso, and Moses, who chose Nigeria over England, can hardly wait to get started.

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“I am confident of a good outing in South Africa. We have prepared well and, having missed the last tournament, wish to make Nigerians proud by the end of it.

"This is my first Africa Cup of Nations and I want to make it a memorable one. I want to play in every match, score when the opportunity presents itself and help players in good positions to also score.

"When all these (things) happen, they (supporters) can be sure that we are going to bring back the trophy,” he said.

Previous comments on this story...

mavisto Downs
posted: 08:07 am
I got to be honest u are one of my favourite players in that Nigerian team. Good luck..
Glory Chaser
posted: 08:27 am
The second most supported National team this tournment. Call it a home away from home tournament.

I like the Nigerian's vibe at the stadium though such patriots! A bafana vs Nigeria Final could be described as a Joburg derby...hahaha.
posted: 09:08 am
@Glory Chaser...yes that vibe inside the stadium is sometimes more entertaining than what's happening on the field. I just hope the vuvzelas don't overshadow the spectacle of the supporters club.
Glory Chaser
posted: 09:38 am
@ ijawmaninamerica
Agreed! I think Bafana and Nigeria suffered the same feet. All the resources in the World but poor administration cost the team. They have a very good squad of individuals now, let's see if Keshi can see them achieving according to their potential. This could very well be one of the greatest AFCON tournament of the last decade. Only Cameroon, Senegal and Egyp are missing to make it a battle of the powerhouses.
posted: 10:41 am
Moses carry on am ur biggest fan here nothing do u my bro.. i got the ticket already mpumalanga here we come neslpread...
posted: 10:52 am
This Victor Moses is a patriot to the core. I love his courage and belief. Please you and Ahmed Musa should tear-up defences with your 'lightening-usein-bolt-speed' . Ahmed Musa sanu, please when you run pass defenders, look up and pick either Ike Uche, Emenike or Idaye to flash to ball inside an empty net. The SE players must think of Nigeria first and relegate personal glory. '' when spiders-web unite , they can tie-up a lion'' , shikenah ! .
posted: 10:54 am
* to flash the ball *
posted: 11:19 am
I love the Nigerians for making their presence felt everywhere they go, never have I seen a Nigerian team entering a competition to add numbers; they go for a long haul that is to win the tournaments they participate in.This means that whenever any team meets with the Super Eagles they must be prepared to battle for a draw or a dignified loss. I support individuals in the Nigerian team and I am saddened by the exclusion on Odemwengie and Bright Dike but the guys who are there are more than capable of doing their country proud.

I will be chilling with my Ogas laughing at the Xhosa commentary since Cape Town is not hosting games. The vibe will extend outside the stadiums too that I can assure you. Wishing all the teams well and hoping for the best display of African football full of skill and flair. Still maintaining the point that DRC will win this competition. I will support Bafana Bafana by default because it is my team but I am not hoping for much from them.
Good luck
posted: 11:40 am
Well done Victor Moses and the other players, May God gives you the victory in the AFCON. I want you to prove yourself. Naija forever!
Black Lion
posted: 11:58 am
Nijas be ware of the Ethiopians
posted: 02:03 pm
@Game147,, Moses is one guy i appreciate a lot
he is committed to the core osaze happen to be another guy with such attitude
to serve their fatherland they have no second thought the spirit is there
goodluck moses
League medal
posted: 02:29 pm
Moses used to give me tough times in FIFA12 when playing against Wigan, i hope he shines at this tournament, the last 2 tournaments did not produce memorable superstars.I hope this one will live up to expectations, somehow im glad Egypt didnt qualify, they play pathetic football as the rest of North African football, without flair, though i salute Mohammed Aboutrika.The players i want to see shining are:Serero(SA),Moses(Nig) & Gervinho(I Coast), though they are already playing for biggest teams in the world.
League medal
posted: 02:43 pm
I forgot Kwadoh Asamoah, look out for this boy.Teams that will reach the semis:Ghana,Ivory Coast, Nigeria & a suprise team/South Africa(provided we bench our current captain & Tshabalala).
posted: 04:18 pm
Moses, i salute ur patriotic courage. Nigeria didnt do anything for you, they even robbed u of ur parents, but u chose to serve ur father land despite everything. God bless u.
posted: 04:31 pm
@Luis-hero, Osaze used to be like that before the story changed. No one is comparable to Moses in terms of patriotism. This guy lost his parents to those idiots from the North and still pledged 100% loyalty to Nigeria.......that's a rare behavior because personaly, i would never have done that been in his shoes. God bless you MOSES, may God Almight grant you all your heart desires. Moses is simply a warrior.
posted: 04:34 pm
* God Almighty *
posted: 05:44 pm
Victor made a good decision.
posted: 06:22 pm
No matter who is wearing the Green White Green, we are united as one. Victor, when Eagles play, they carry the hope of the largest black nation on Earth. Although you may have lost your parents, you have now gained a whole Nation. In our millions we are with you. Let's go and CONQUER. Go Eagles GO. Slyman
posted: 06:42 pm
He is very gud player but i here he is afraid of hard tackles so i will tell black star coach lol
Me,myself and I
posted: 07:02 pm
Ths dude is nice, my rating of him is high dribbling is 10/10, passing 10/10/, crossing10/10,positioning 10/10, combination passes 10/10, speed 20/10 I over passed him on that one anyway, I would have loved to see him in the mid field position, to bring the ball forward more quickly, his dribbling would be an asset in displacing defenders, so that the attackers would be able to just score goals, but I no mr the super eagles is mine, will not see it.
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