Nigerian Coach Augustine Eguavoen In Talks With Victor Moses Over A Possible Return
The head coach of Super Eagles Augustine Eguavoen has revealed that he had held talks with retired Nigerian International Victor Moses over a possible return to the team.
The Nigerian playmaker had retired from international football to focus on that of the club. But currently, the former Chelsea winger is currently on a contract with Russian club Spartak Moscow.
Russia has been at war with Ukraine and as a result, many businesses and establishments have redrawn their deal with the former Soviet Union powerhouse.
Eguavoen wants the former Wigan Player to return to Nigeria and partake in the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar. And this is on condition of whether the Super Eagles will defeat Ghana or not in the playoffs taking place in March.
This is not the first time attempts have been made to convince Moses to return to Super Eagles. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick did that and was not successful. The sacked Gernot Rohr also did the same but to no avail.
“want the best for the country.” Augustine Eguavoen said.
“Victor Moses is somebody I adore and I’m looking at ways of trying to get him in and we’ve spoken.
“He’s not part of these games [World Cup play-off against Ghana] but hopefully as time goes on because we want the best for the team.
“Whether we like it or not, Victor Moses will still bring some value. But right now he is playing in Russia, we all know the problems with Ukraine and Russia. I am happy to say that my conversation with him is settled.”
The Spartak player has been in fine form and many Nigerian sports analysts have supported the move to bring back the winger. The former Chelsea attacker is currently free to terminate his contract with the Russian Club – FIFA announced that international players are free to terminate their contracts and move out of the nation.
However, if Moses changes his mind, strong and stiff competition awaits him. The likes of Odion Ighalo, Ademola Lookman, Samuel Chukwueze, Moses Simon, and Otto Dennis will be putting in a fight for the position.
Victor Moses has scored 12 goals in 37 appearances for Nigeria; winning the 2013 AFCON.
Meanwhile, Eguavoen has already listed a
The 25-man squad for the two-legged play-off against Ghana; is to be held on the 25th and 29th March.