Mandela cup: Moses, Nsofor, anxious to play, as NFF, Spartak trade words over Emenike release


Ahead of the August 14 Mandela Challenge clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, the Chelsea of England’s Victor Moses and Obinna Nsofor, have been reportedly making  desperate enquiries about their return to the national team and have also promised to be early for the game in South Africa’s warmest city of Durban.

Super Eagles scribe, Dayo Enebi Achor, was quoted by Media Officer, Ben Alaiya, as saying that Moses was the first player to put a call through to the team to say he will be available for the game and will be among the first players to arrive South Africa for the game.

The player was also quoted as saying he has missed his colleagues in the national team and cannot wait for the Mandela Challenge to reunite with them.

Other top players who are also billed to prosecute the game are: Lazio of Italy midfield ace, Ogenyi Onazi, Ahmed Musa and Brown Ideye.

NFF stated that the players would arrive South Africa on Sunday, August 11 for the game scheduled for Wednesday, August 14.

Meanwhile, NFF had through its Secretary General, Barrister Musa Amadu reacted to the position of Russian side, Spartak Moscow, that it will not release AFCON 2013 goal king, Emmanuel Emenike for the Mandela challenge, saying that NFF would not take it lightly with any club who fails to allow Nigerian players to play in the prestigious tournament, since it is a build up to the September World Cup qualifier clash against the Flames of Malawi.

“Don’t forget that the game is also a dress rehearsal for the September World Cup qualifier against the Flames of Malawi and we can’t afford to let anything to chance,” the NFF Scribe was quoted as saying.


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