How worried should Nigeria be about Victor Moses?

 How worried should Nigeria be about Victor Moses?

Apr 2, 2014 4:05:00 PM

It’s not been a positive season for one of the Super Eagles’ key attacking threats, but should Stephen Keshi and Nigeria fans be concerned?

By Solace Chukwu

As the English Premier League title race of the 2011/2012 season went down to the wire, Wigan Athletic welcomed Manchester United to the DW Stadium. The Red Devils were locked in a titanic battle with ‘noisy neighbours’ Manchester City and the games were drying up for both teams. It was April.

Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp winner on the final day of the season will go down in history as one of the seismic moments in English football, but that night in Lancashire was when the unsavoury put on the cloak of plausibility. Wigan utterly outplayed Manchester United to hand the title initiative to the blue half of Manchester, and a 21-year-old Victor Moses announced himself to the world.

His manager at the time, Roberto Martinez, gushed with praise; “His actions in one-on-ones are sensational… You don’t see many players like that in the modern game… Lionel Messi [is] another, albeit on a different scale.”

Moses had the world at his feet.

An excellent dribbler, equipped with searing acceleration, his success in the England youth ranks led many to believe he would progress into the Three Lions first team


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