Gernot Rohr confirms yet another news about Victor Moses and Mikel Obi’s Super Eagles return

Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has confirmed that Victor Moses has not reversed his decision to quit the national team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Chelsea loanee is enjoying a new lease of life at Turkish side Fenerbahce, for whom he has scored two goals in the last six matches in the Super Lig, and there was speculation he was to be recalled for this month’s games against Seychelles and Egypt, which has not happened. Having represented the Super Eagles at the World Cup, Moses called time on his international career in August 2018, citing family and career concerns.

Speaking to the official website of Confederation of African Football, Rohr said : ”I was against his international retirement and, if he changed his mind, he must tell me but I have no information about it. We’ll see.”

On the situation of his captain, John Obi Mikel who was omitted from the latest Super Eagles roster, Rohr said : ”He has arrived in Middlesbrough recently. He told me he was not ready and needs to work after his knee injury in China. ”He did not play all winter either. He is not ruled out for the AFCON but could not make that match in Asaba. We will see for the future. ”

A former England U17 international, Moses appeared in 37 matches for the Super Eagles and won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

In the other news, uninvited Nigeria striker, Anthony Nwakaeme has been on a rich vein of form for Trabzonspor lately and he continued with another crucial goal as they beat Akhisarspor 2-1 at the Medical Park Stadyumu on Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old sparked the comeback victory for his team when he converted a left footed shot from very close range in the 70th minute following a corner situation to pull his team level after they had fallen behind to a Jeremy Bokila’s opener, paving the way for his teammate Jose Sósa to net the winner 14 minutes from time.

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The goal was his fourth in his last three games which had seen him score in each of those games, bagging a brace against Kasimpasa on match week 24 in the topflight while also getting on the score sheet versus ümraniyespor in a Cup game a week before. The goal took his tally in the Turkish Super Lig to seven in just 18 league appearances since joining the club from Hapoel Be’er Sheva last year while he has also struck once in four Cup games too.

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Meanwhile, crocked midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is still on the sidelines and has played no part in each of Trabzonspor’s last twelve competitive games this year. Trabzonspor are placed fourth on the Super Lig standings with 40 points after 25 games so far.

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