Victor Moses, Super Eagles forward, has said that hard work is responsible for his nominations for the BBC Africa Footballer of the Year and CAF African Player of the Year awards. The Chelsea player expresed delight to have finally overcome niggling injuries which limited his appearances for both club and country few years ago.
“I have worked so hard to be among the nominees and I guess they saw that,” Moses told Chelseafc.com
“It’s been great. A couple of years ago I didn’t play enough games for Nigeria because of injury, but this year has been an amazing year. In the first game in the World Cup qualifiers against Algeria I scored twice which was very good, and helped us get the three points.
“I’ve been playing further forward for Nigeria, in my natural position. I like to take the ball and attack defenders, but defensively I help out my full-back, too.
“It’s been a wonderful year, and now we have qualified for the World Cup. We have made the whole nation proud of us and that’s what we wanted to do. We’ve got an exciting team with some good young players. Come Russia, we will be ready to go.”
By Raphael Adenaike