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AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Rohr ties Moses return to phone call

Nigerians dreaming of watching Fenerbahce FC of Turkey loanee Victor Moses play for the country wearing Nigeria’s Green-white-green jersey in Egypt during the 2019 Africa Cup Nations may as well perish the thought.

Sportinlife.ng scooped from those who should know at the Glasshouse on Monday that nothing will be done to convince the retiree player back to the Eagles pointing out that: ”We want to coach to take full responisbility of the team such that when he falters, he will have himself to blame not the federation, since he will get everything he asks for to prepare the boys for the tough task ahead.”

Asked if NFF men tried to convince Moses to change his mind and return to the team, a top NFF boss said: ”I will rather be silent on that.”

Moses is presently nursing a groin injury which doctors in Turkey have said will keep him on the sidelines for another two weeks. And with the Super Eagles’ camp for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opening in Asaba, Delta State on June 7, it is almost certain that the Fenerbahce player won’t be considered among the lists of invitees.
Curiously, Rohr told the international media last month that the only condition under which Moses can return to the Eagles was for him to call him on telephone to signify his interest in playing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations slated to begin from June 21 to July 19.

Rohr has the decision to either pick John Mikel Obi or drop him from Nigeria’s list of players for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt from June 21 to July 19 by his employers, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Disclosing this exclusively to Sportinglife.ng on Friday night, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Melvin Amaju Pinnick stated that: ”If the Coach feels he can add value to the Super Eagles, then we are good with it.”

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Pinnick argued that federation will give Rohr and the team all that they need to excel at the AFCON 2019 such that no one will blame the federation if the team falters, which according to Pinnick is ‘unthinkable

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