31 January 2013

Nigeria/South Africa: Moses, Enyeama - Teams Not Players Will Win Sunday Match

Super Eagles striker Victor Moses and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama yesterday dismissed fears from Nigerians that Cote d'Ivoire would crush the Eagles in their Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium here in Rustenburg.

Moses, who scored Nigeria's two goals in their last group C match against Ethiopia on Tuesday, said both Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire have good players and only after 90 minutes of action would determine a winner.

The Chelsea forward, therefore assured that the Super Eagles will go into Sunday duel with full force to cause upset against the Ivorians and reach the semi-final of the biennial soccer event.

"Cote d'Ivoire no doubt has good players in their team but we are equally here with good players in our team, so we are concentrating on the match at the moment.

We will go there with full force, and I think we will cause upset, so we will meet on the pitch on Sunday. We are doing well progressively as a team", said Moses. On his part, Eagles goaltender Vincent Enyeama said though the Ivorians parade a galaxy of stars, the team that will play the best game on Sunday will win, as stars don't win matches.

"Cote d'Ivoire is the favourite team in this championship. You can't take it away from them that they are a good team. It is star-studded team, half of them are playing in the English Premier League and the other half are playing in big teams across Europe, so they are favourites.

"But you should understand that stars don't play football, teams do", Enyeama said.

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