31 January 2013

Nigeria/Cote d'Ivoire: Expect Upset Against Cote d'Ivoire - Moses

Super Eagles two goals hero against Ethiopia, Victor Moses has said their quarter final opponents in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations will be shocked out of the tournament by Nigeria. Cote d'Ivoire are the best rated team on the continent while Nigeria which struggled to beat Ethiopia-a team ranked 31st on the continent 2-0 on Tuesday is 3rd in Africa.

But the Chelsea of England man who spoke at yesterday's training at the Olympia Park Stadium in Rustenburg said althogh the lvorians are a quality side, they will be greeted with a rude shock at the end of 90 minutes. "The Ivorians are a great side no doubt, but expect an upset on Sunday."

Moses said he is in the tournament in South Africa to win the trophy as well as emerge the Most Valuable Player but the tourney started on a dull note for him until Tuesday's game. He missed the first game against Burkina Faso due to knocks received in training and soon the rumour mills were awash with news that he was not fit for the championship.

Moses who dedicated his two goals to his son Brentley said he was all the while thinking of the three months old boy, whom his girlfriend had during the countdown to the Nations Cup. He had said he wants to score goals for the new boy, for being so long away from him and his mother. On Tuesday, he finally got the goals he wanted for the baby boy and when he was asked about it, he threw a bewitching smile and said 'ofcourse for Brentley.

The Super Eagles yesterday resumed training at the Olympia Park in Rustenberg. Nigerians are now looking up to Moses and his Chelsea teammate, John Mikel Obi as being among the players in the run-up to becoming the top players at the end of the tournament depending on how long Nigeria lasts at South Africa 2013.

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