Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Afcon

Moses to start



Nigeria striking pair of Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses are expected to feature in the 2013 Afcon final against Burkina Faso on Sunday, supersport.com can report.

The duo have been doubts since Nigeria defeated Mali 4-1 in the semifinals last Wednesday.

But a top official in the Nigerian camp in Johannesburg informed that Moses has been passed fit by the team's doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran.

Chelsea winger, Moses, completed Nigeria's final training session at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday without showing any sign of his worrisome hamstring.

The team doctor has now passed Moses fit to take part in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

On the other hand, Emenike, who did not train with the squad in the past three days but was busy in the gym, could take part in the game but not from the first minute.

It is now likely either Ahmed Musa or Ikechukwu Uche will start in the absence of the Spartak Moscow forward.

"Victor Moses has been passed fit but Emenike did a lot of work in the gym under the supervision of the doctor. He might not start but will play at some point in the game as he has showed very good signs of recovery from the muscle tear he suffered. So it's very possible that Ike Uche or Ahmed Musa will start," said the official.

"But the coach is yet to make his decision known. Later in the day we will have full details on the team news."

Nigeria's Super Eagles will be seeking to win a third African title when they face the Stallions of Burkina Faso on Sunday from 7pm.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Armchair refs make me sick
There’s a great expression by Clint Eastwood in one of his “Dirty Harry” movies that epitomises...

Segun Odegbami
Worries for Enrique, Mourinho and Oliseh
Three international coaches have been on my mind this week. The first is Luis Enrique.

Neil Tovey
Rakhale – kasi star on the rise
Thabo Rakhale has come on in leaps and bounds as a player since he debuted for Sivutsa Stars during...

Emeka Enyadike
All eyes on Coutinho
Phillippe Coutinho produced one of the standout moments of the opening week of the Premier League.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
De Gea won't determine United's season
I watched Manchester United’s EPL match at a snow bound White Hart Lane in January 2013.

Sunday Oliseh
EPL will be a heated battle
Many thought it would be business as usual for Chelsea as they took on Arsenal at the Wembley...