By MADUABUCHI KALU
Super Eagles and Chelsea player, Victor Moses a.k.a “Vic Moo” has denied the allegation making the rounds that he selects the games he plays for the country.
According to the Edo Stat-born Eagles’ experienced player, there is no iota of truth in the allegation that he selects games he plays for the country saying that what happens is that if he is injured, he informs the technical crew that he is injured since he wouldn’t want to aggravates the injury and not that he chooses the games he plays for the Nigeria.
“It is not true that I select games I play for the national team. Far from it,” Moses began.
“As a matter of fact, I would like to use this opportunity to put the records straight. I have never selected the games I play for Nigeria. This wrong perception has been on for some time now. But like I said it is a wrong perception because that is not the truth.
“Yes, I may not have played certain matches for Eagles; that does not in any way mean that I select the matches that I play for my country.
“The truth is that if I am injured, I opt out by informing the authorities. I opt out because I like good health. I opt out in order not to aggravate already bad situation which my taking part would cause.
“Of course once I am fit and I am called upon to be a part of the team, I always turn up. I don’t only turn up; I make sure that I give my best for my country and the team as can be seen in the two games that I just played for the Eagles.
“I believe that it does not pay to come and represent your country when you know very well that you can’t give your best for your country.
“As far as I am concerned doing so will not be in the best interest of the team and the country rather it will be better to give others chance to contribute their quota when you cannot perform to your own satisfaction due to injury,” Moses explained
It is recalled that Victor Moses, Leon Balogun and Wilfred Ndidi made CAF Best XI of CAF Team of the first game played on September 1st due to their exploits during the Uyo encounter. As if that was not enough, the duo of Moses and Balogun equally made the CAF Team of the return leg fixture of the World Cup double header in Yaoundé.
It was only Nigeria that had three of her players in the September 1st CAF Best XI and at the same time during the reversed fixtures of September 4th had two of her players in the CAF Best XI Moses and Balogun.