2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Urges Victor Moses to Reverse Retirement decision

Gernot Rohr is of the believe that the chance of Nigeria winning a second Africa Cup of Nations title could persuade Victor Moses to reconsider his retirement from the international football.

The forward played a pivotal role in the Super Eagles team that won a third AFCON for Nigeria in 2013, while the World Cup in Russia was his second for the country.

Moses scored 12 times in his 37 appearances for the Eagles, and provided a constant and potent threat for Nigeria whenever he played.

“I was just as shocked as everyone else when I heard. It is a massive loss for Nigeria because Victor has been fantastic for us,” Rohr told KweséESPN.

“I have only played with him the last year and a half. Everyone sees what he can do. But at the same time it would be exciting to see what other players stand up now.”

“Players come and go and it's not one player that makes a team. I think it should be exciting for Nigeria to see what players stand up now.”

Nigeria will play Seychelles on September 8 on Matchday 2 of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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