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Moses courts Rohr's trouble with Super Eagles snub


Moses courts Rohr's trouble with Super Eagles snub

Chelsea attacking wing back, Victor Moses, was far from convincing Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr with claim of injury, ahead of the double international friendly matches in London.
Rohr was reportedly disap­pointed and cold as Moses tried to prove he was not faking inju­ry to stay away from the matches, despite bringing a medical report from Chelsea medics.
A Super Eagles camp source told The AUTHORITY that the coach­ing crew were utterly disappoint­ed as the development would affect their work plans with the friendly games towards the crucial World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in August and the Nations Cup group qualifier against South Af­rica in June.
It was also gathered that there was strong suspicion that Moses was not willing to feature in the friendly matches and wanted to have some rest before the resump­tion of the English Premier League after the international window.
“It was obvious that coach Rohr was not impressed with the report he brought. He didn’t want it to dis­tract the team, but the development has left a sour taste in the mouth,” said the source who pleaded ano­nymity.
“There is no doubt he is playing very well in his club and the coach­es are also working on his effective replay of his form in the Super Ea­gles. This is one big opportunity to achieve the desired team bonding. So, one can understand the feelings of the coaches, “he said.
It will be recalled that Moses had been accused of being choosy with the games he plays for the Super Eagles. His pulling out of the World Cup qualifier last year against Zam­bia, citing a hamstring injury, also sparked allegation of insincerity.
Although the Nigeria foot­ball Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick is also not happy about the absence of Moses from the Eagles camp, he was optimis­tic the winger would be available for the match against Burkina Faso on Monday.
Pinnick warned him of the dan­ger in staying away from national team assignment as it could ruin his chances of winning the African Footballer of the year award.
“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,” Pinnick was quoted to have said. - THE AUTHORITY

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