19 February 2013

Nigeria: Confederation Cup - Bring On Spain, Says Moses

Super Eagles striker Victor Moses has declared his hunger to play against Spain in the FIFA Confederations cup in June.

The Chelsea forward's confidence is coming after Nigeria won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, where he played an inspirational role in the team.

Group opponents

The Super Eagles have been drawn into Group B at the prestigious competition and will be facing the world champions Spain, as well as Uruguay and Tahiti, in the competition, reports futaa.com.

"I am looking forward to playing against [Spain]. It will be wonderful, not just for me, but for the other players as well, he told fifa.com

"That we have the chance to play against some of the greatest players in the world is terrific. We are very happy, but the most important thing was to win the Nations Cup. With having actually done that, we are looking forward to Brazil."

Lots of meaning

As African champions the Super Eagles will represent the African continent at the FIFA Confederations Cup in June, and Moses said it is something he is looking forward to.

"It means a lot to me, but not only for me, for the whole nation it means a lot to represent Nigeria in Brazil. We are all looking forward to it. We are delighted to be going there."

Moses scored two goals at the 2013 AFCON, with both goals coming via penalties against Ethiopia.

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