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Football | Afcon

Moses fit for Ethiopia



Head coach of the Nigerian national team, Stephen Keshi has allayed fears over the fitness of forward, Victor Moses.

The Chelsea star missed Nigeria’s first game at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with a hamstring injury but returned to play against Zambia in the Super Eagles’ second game before he was substituted by Brown Ideye after 78 minutes.

There have been doubts over the striker’s availability for Tuesday’s final preliminary game against Ethiopia but Keshi has now revealed that Moses and the other 22 members of the squad are fit and available for selection for the game.

“Everybody is fit and ready for the game against Ethiopia. It’s now down to who I select to start but everyone is fit to play,” Keshi said.

The former Togo and Mali national team coach then took the time to explain the reasons he took off the pacy winger after 78 minutes in Nigeria’s previous game against Zambia.

“Moses was feeling something from his previous injury.

“He asked to be substituted as a result of the injury and not because he was tired,” the gaffer revealed.



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