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Super Eagles Will Do Everything To Win AFCON 2021 – Simon

Super Eagles Will Do Everything To Win AFCON 2021 – Simon

Super Eagles winger, Simon Moses has expressed his readiness to help the team lift the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Cameroon.


Moses made this known in an interview with Ligue 1, where he stated that the three-time AFCON champions won’t underestimate any team at the tournament.

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Recall that the Super Eagles are pitted alongside Egypt, Guinea-Bissau and Sudan in Group D, with their first game against the Pharaohs on January 11.


“Actually, winning is the goal because the last one [2019 edition], we were third but right now we have to do everything possible to get a gold medal.Whenever I am called up, I will give my best. It does not matter which position I play. If any coach says, ‘Hey, I want you to play as a goalkeeper because I believe in you,’ I will stay in the goal.

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“Some will say it is an easy group but I think in Africa, there is no easy group. Now every team is stronger, wiser. Everybody knows football now. So, I believe there is no small group but all I know is that we are going to qualify from that group. I think every country is wiser now.”


“It does not matter how we play,” Simon said. “All we just need is just to win.”

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COMMENTS

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  • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

    That’s the spirit boy. But you better sit your ass up because Victor Moses is back.. work on all those your bad crosses.

     
  • Akanlo Ede 6 months ago

    Bad belle no go let some fans rest. Bless Simon and all d deserving Super Eagles players. Lolzzzzz. They say you are not good yet you are the most consistent Super Eagles winger in France. My belle o my head o. Lolzzzzz zzz.

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

      Akanlo Ede Gbam!! I understand all your analogies. Lmao!!!

       
  • M. Abbas 6 months ago

    Tor! We need to hear more from SE players and as much as we massage their egos they also have to massage ours. 50/50. Good talk, Simon.

     
  • Francis Eluba 6 months ago

    Nice1 Moses Simon. But are there going be friendlies before Afcon? Over to Coach Rohr/NFF.

     
  • Collins king 6 months ago

    Hahaha I hope Nigerians are not putting their hope on u who can’t make one single cross I wonder how a player like u is playing first 11 in a country like Nigeria

     
    • Dr Banks 6 months ago

      Who made the cross that was deflected into Osimhen’s path for the goal against Cape Verde in Lagos?

       
    • Bobo Colorado Springs 5 months ago

      Moses Simon is a good player.

       
  • He’s very right, winning is the goal. SE should know we are routing for them. Go there and win.

     
    • Victor 6 months ago

      Francis Eluba, that’s an area nothing is being done up till now. Our Coach has kept it pipe low for now. Hopefully, the technical committee of the NFF will address Nigerians about it.

       
    • Who is this person masking as me. They have started again to use my name here. This has been going on for a while now. Oga you better find another name o.

       
  • Victor 6 months ago

    Sorry Ben, my response is for Francis. Tnx.

     
    • That’s alright. Are you sure the Nff is planning anything at all?

       
  • Victor 6 months ago

    @Ben, hm! NFF, let’s be hopeful. My worry is that we have only few days for camping.

     
    • @Victor, ok. But if by next week nothing from Rohr, I won’t hesitate to join the sack coachie Roar charade o.

       
      • Victor 6 months ago

        @Ben, he he he he, I don’t want to be seen as digressing from Moses Simon’s position. However, never mind as those people are already converted and infact in Coach Rohr’s advisory committee set-up. Everything for our SE to bring the cup home now remains important, the more reason am concerned about playing friendlies.

         
    • Cletus Gbagi 6 months ago

      The last I read, Rohr said camp will be opened on the 28th and if we have accepted to go by that, it means we still have 18days. There is still time

       
    • Bobby 6 months ago

      @Mma, what tactical acumen? Look, Nigeria can never win the AFCON with Rohr in charge of the team. That man can never give what he does not have. The NFF needs to employ assistance who are astute in training and matching reading.
      Yoba is definitely an abstract.

       
  • MONKEY POST 6 months ago

    @Dr Banks “Deflected”. So it was meant to be a fluke.

     
    • Dr Banks 5 months ago

      Not a huge deflection but just glanced over the defender’s head to keep Osimhen onside. Divine intervention bro

       
  • You may not like him, but Simon is one of Rohr’s most trusted players. There is just a little coterie of players Mr. Rohr trusts and Moses is one of the few. And the reason for that is not far-fetched. His tactical discipline, utility, commitment and from my observation, he doesn’t lose concentration.

     
  • Omo9ja 6 months ago

    *** Like you guys did in Egypt abi? I don’t expect too much from Super Eagles because the distraction is way too much.

    *** Aside from that, no proper preparations in place and is any assurance that the gaffer have something to offer us?

    *** Oga Rohr has no winning mentality, he is going to Cameroon to try his luck again like he did in Egypt.

    *** Moses Simon is a good player but the coach is using him against his wish. This is why Moses Simon has been struggling in the national team.

    *** So Moses, limit your expectations because Super Eagles should be among favorite teams to win the Afcon trophy in Cameroon but unfortunately, Oga/NFF/Pinnick might jeopardize the dream of winning the continental title in Cameroon.

    *** So therefore, I don’t believe in talking but in action. Let’s do the talking on the pitch Moses.

    *** Is there any assurance that our best players/goalies will represent Nigeria in Cameroon?

    *** If Madagascar, CAR, Cape Verde, Liberia could compete with Super Eagles, I think by now, we should humble ourselves. I don’t have confidence in Oga Rohr Super Eagles. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 5 months ago

      Oga how market? Rohr is still taking the Cameroon with all the epistles you guys have been brandishing here. Thank God none of you are in the position of authority and thank goodness none of you are anywhere near the SuperEagles technical crew. If una like go and buy Cameroon and Ghana jersey to support them at the AFCON that’s your own opinion. As far I’m concerned I’m seen a SuperEagles on the road to glory. I know the boys will spill their bloods for their coach in Yaoundé and Garoua. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#

       
      • Ayphillydegreat 5 months ago

        Oga how market? Rohr is still taking the SuperEagles to Cameroon with all the epistles you guys have been brandishing here. Lmao!! Thank God none of you are in the position of authority and thank goodness none of you are anywhere near the SuperEagles technical crew. If una like go and buy Cameroon and Ghana jersey to support them at the AFCON that’s your own opinion. As far I’m concerned I’m seen a SuperEagles on the road to glory. I know the boys will spill their bloods for their coach in Yaoundé and Garoua. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#

         
        • Omo9ja 5 months ago

          @Ayphillydegreat, yowa, customer da a da ni. Market de yafu yafu.

          You see young man, if I use my mouth to talk to you wella Orgini, you better listen to me attentively.

          No doubt, Oga Rohr will be in charge of the Super Eagles during the Afcon in Cameroon because that already bn planned before now. Corruption.

          NFF think they are smart enoughto fool us. Playing us like a football game.

          In the end, nothing has bn changed. They can not sack the coach because the gaffer will expose Amaju and his company.

          “I know the boys will spill their bloods for their coach in Yaoundé and Garoua”. 

          Something Keshi’s boy did in South Africa but did we have a team in that tournament?

          That is the purpose of hiring Oga Rohr. He’s been hired to build a team and not individual talents we are having now as a team also winning trophies also part of his contract he signed with the NFF.

          So Ayo, the task ahead is bigger than Oga Rohr himself. I don’t hate the gaffer and Amaju but NFF should be probed for signing sucha contract with Oga Rohr.

          Am I communicating? Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

           
          • Ayphillydegreat 5 months ago

            The tournament in Egypt that he won bronze after you couldn’t qualify for the previous two tournaments. Lmao!! Whatever happens in Cameroon so be it. At least for now we haven’t been eliminated in both the AFCON and the WorldCup qualifiers. Until that happens Oga Rohr deserves to be in charge and rightfully so. Every other thing for now is inconsequential. As far as I’m concerned we have a team that can last at least a decade on ground. We will go to Cameroon with our heads held high and achieve victory with hard work and the players we have on ground. Underestimate the SuperEagles at your own peril. That’s how you never gave him a chance in the WorldCup qualifiers for 2018 WorldCup and he has been putting you to shame ever since.

             
      • *** Oga Rohr has no winning mentality, he is going to Cameroon to try his luck again like he did in Egypt.****
        Omo9ja you funny no be small. 🙂 🙂 🙂

         
        • Omo9ja 5 months ago

          Oh, Am I @Deo? No wahala then lolz. Shall we put our hearts on this Oga Rohr Super Eagles Deo?

          You know, having fantastic players available for the Afcon tournament in Cameroon is not the problem but the inputs of the coach is my main concern.

          The Afcon in Cameroon is more special for Super Eagles because the pains the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon caused in that year 2000, if Super Eagles fail to win the next year Afcon in Cameroon then we can not erase that painful defeat in Lagos in our memory for life. This why Oga Rohr have to be more serious than ever before.

          Fingers crossed. God bless Nigeria!!!

           
          • Bobo Colorado Springs 5 months ago

            I believe our players will win the cup in Cameroun even without a coach.

             
    • Victor 5 months ago

      @Omo9ja, actually, it was Ben who said he could join the charade just in case. And from what you have typed so far, at least there is the general acceptance that Coach Rohr is taking Eagles to the Cameroon. I think it calls for patience since there’s nothing anyone including the said charade can do. Or how do you see the change?

       
      • Omo9ja 5 months ago

        Of course there’s a lot we can do between now and January.

        Assuming that NFF replace Oga Rohr today.

        First, the coaching crew have to be between ex players because they know much about Eagles.

        However, Eguavoen can do the job much better than Mr. Gernot Rohr in terms of
        tactics and game plan and if at all NFF doesn’t have money to hire Amunike and Egbo, Eguavoen is the man.

        Oga Rohr is not the right coach to lead the team to Cameroon but for arguments sake, NFF should please ask Eguavoen to join the coaching crew jut for the Afcon tournament.

        Also, having Salisu Yusuf in charge of the Super Eagles is a taboo. Having Oga Salisu back in the team is a disgrace to Nigeria image.

        The word “shame” doesn’t exist in the NFF’s dictionary.

        If Oga Rohr must continue his work then the coaching department needs to be stronger than ever before in Cameroon.

        After the Afcon and if we qualify to the world cup, Oga Rohr and Agu should be replaced.

        As I said before, I don’t expect too much from Oga Rohr. God bless Nigeria!!!

         
  • Dr Banks 5 months ago

    Another twist to Victor Moses return, his representative agent term it “Fake news”

     
  • Dennis on target against Brentford. This guy is really making a case for himself to be in Cameroon next month. Hope he makes the list of players to afcon and also gets to play with the team in a more than cameo role. Also hope he clicks with the team.
    I can see him in a lineup of:

    OKOYE

    AWAZIEM AKPOGUMA. LEON. AINA

    NDIDI. FRANK.

    DENNIS. ARIBO. V.MOSES(EJUKE)

    DESSERS/AWONIYI

    But I doubt coach Rohr will ever consider such a lineup, not with players like musa, simon, iwobi, collins, ighalo and ekong firmly on his mind

     
  • Dennis on target again, against Brentford. This guy is really making a case for himself to be in Cameroon next month. Hope he makes the list of players to afcon and also gets to play with the team in a more than cameo role. Also hope he clicks with the team.
    I can see him in a lineup of:

    OKOYE

    AWAZIEM AKPOGUMA. LEON. AINA

    NDIDI. FRANK.

    DENNIS. ARIBO. V.MOSES(EJUKE)

    DESSERS/AWONIYI

    But I doubt coach Rohr will ever consider such a lineup, not with players like musa, simon, iwobi, collins, ighalo and ekong firmly on his mind

     
    • Golden Child 5 months ago

      @sportsfan, I would not get too excited if i were you. He would be benched for Moses Simon or Ahmed musa. That is how we roll in this part of the world.

       
    • Golden Child 5 months ago

      This is more like Rohr’s line-up

      Maduka okoye

      Aina ekong balogun Collins
      Ndidi Aribo

      Simon ighalo iwobi
      Onuachu

      Rohr’s expectation is that this team will sweep all opposition to the trophy
      . We would support nonetheless.

       
      • Igbekun Abo 5 months ago

        @Golden Child, I think Rohr’s formation will be 5.3.2 which is

        Okoye

        Ekong, Awaziem, Ajayi

        Simon, Collins

        Ndidi Aribo

        Iwobi

        Ighalo Iheanacho

        It is a killer line up.

         
  • Igbekun Abo 5 months ago

    Alternatively, Rohr might suprise us all and go with this line up still on 5.3.2

    Okoye

    CBs.. Awaziem, Akpoguma, Balogun

    WBs.. Moses Simon, Victor Moses

    DMs.. Ndidi Onyeka

    AM.. Aribo

    SS.. Denise

    CF.. Dessers

     
  • Footballfanatic 5 months ago

    Just watched Watford vs Brentford…..Painful watford couldn’t hold on for a draw despite going ahead through Dennis the menace unfortunately Ekong caused them a last minute penalty…

     
    • Igbekun Abo 5 months ago

      Ekong is fast becoming a liability. We need a fresh center defensive pairing in Cameroon. Awaziem and Akpoguma will do or Akpoguma and Ozornwafor.

       
      • Footballfanatic 5 months ago

        His confidence is low at the moment and might just need to sit out some games as criticisms get harsher and him making more mistakes. Honestly Rohr will to do some reshuffling at the back as opponents watching our videos would have seen how he loses concentration momentarily or his finding it difficult to deal with long looping overhead balls.

         
    • Golden Child 5 months ago

      Some say ekong must play in SE because of “experience”, it is ok, we are watching but would support whatever team is listed. what most people do not know is that benching does wonders to a player out of form. Don’t believe me,ask iheanacho. When he was left out of team, he was deadly.now his place is guaranteed, it is back to old iheanacho.

      If we do same to ekong, he will sit up.

       
      • rasaq 5 months ago

        Rubbish defender, now is his coach at Tottenham not justified now that he is never good and will never be good. He has been costing watford matches. Incompetent cunt

         
  • People who are expecting that the SE will continue playing the same way they played in the last couple of WC qualifiers, are in for a big surprise. This is because, the team we used in those matches was a makeshift team after Rohr found out almost too late, that the foundation of the oyibo wall was becoming faulty.
    Because there was not enough time to build a new wall, the man quickly switched things up and came up with a solution that we could manage to at least qualify. He succeeded because at the end of the day, we qualified. I really doff my hat for him for coming up with that temporary solution that aided our qualification.
    Now that they are about to embark on a two-week camp, believe you me, everybody will see the difference when the camp is over. The old man will definitely shake things up

     
  • Victor 5 months ago

    @Omo9ja
    He he he he, you aren’t being funny, are you? Augustine Eguavoen will not be that cheap. Edo people are not even known for such anyways. However, I sympathize with your situation but, I tell you it still boils down to being patient whichever way it’s viewed. With the array of stars we advised Coach Rohr to include in the list that played CAR, Liberia and Cape Verdeans including those that are already being suggested to make it up to 28 members list(V Moses, Tyrone, Desser, Dennis, Amaooo and co), I am optimistic Rohr is bringing the cup to Abuja. And for anyone to be thinking of changing a winning team shows no sense. Or do you really think there’s sense in that?

     
    • Victor, just look at you, so you are the one advising coach Rohr on who to field as SE coach? Rohr, Yusuf already have their selection and don’t ever think they can’t read between the lines. Rohr even said he hasn’t time for online noise, so do well to take the unsolicited advise to Guinea.

       
  • Victor 5 months ago

    @Dafe, fortunately, Rohr is still your Coach unless you aren’t a Nigerian. As an Idoman, I can’t see any relationship with Guinea that you would want me to take my advise to. I am still calling for patience since Afcon is just about 3 weeks+ from now. Selection isn’t my concern right now but that the camp being opened and friendlies put inn place to assess the lads. These are the first steps.

     
  • pompei 5 months ago

    Fantastic headed strike from THE MENACE. Apart from the goal, his all round play was impressive. In the 74th minute, he set up Josh King with a chance that should have
    killed the game, but King missed.
    Then Watford collapsed in the last 10 mins.
    Football is a cruel game. For 89 minutes or thereabouts, Ekong held his own in the match. But what people will remember is that it was his tackle that resulted in the penalty that lost Watford the game.
    Some will argue that Ekong’s tackle was ill advised, as the Watford player had nowhere to go. However, Ekong was trying to stop a shot or a cross in the box. Right idea, wrong execution.
    I have no problem with Ekong being on the bench in the SE. I believe that the bench can be good for a player sometimes. What I do not support is excluding him from the SE altogether. He may be making loads of mistakes now due to low confidence or whatever, but he still remains one of our best center backs. The fact that he’s playing in the premier league speaks for itself.
    For his part, Onyeka was subbed in during the 2nd half, and was his usual busy self, buzzing around the midfield.

     
    • Footballfanatic 5 months ago

      I applaud you for that…… Right Idea wrong execution. Sliding tackle in the 18 on the 90th minute…… Should know better.

       
      • pompei 5 months ago

        Yes, he should know better. Hopefully, he will learn from this. He does need to sit up.

         
    • Thanks for the round up Pompei.

       
  • The worst regular winger that have ever played for Eagles especially on the right side of the field where stars like Mathematical Odegbami, Clement Temile, Tarila Okorowanta , Finidi George, Osaze Odemmwigie etc once held sway. If we have a good coach you will not make Afcon team.

     
  • Hassan Tia 5 months ago

    Don’t dream Simon to lift African Cup of Nations;why? look at the Oga Rhor administrate Super Eagles, look at the players whom recalled, weak and shaky players like: Ekong,Iheancho,Balogun,Etebo,Ahmed Musa,Onyeka.look at his weak and shaky style of playing he is playing with it;all these negative factors put SE under fire.But there is a gleam of hope if Oga Rhor change his mine, he will do it, he will lift this cup with an excellent pattern of play,with a good administration on the team, with good support from NFF and the fans, with strong and impasstioned and rapturous players like: Amoo, Vitor Moses, Sadiq Umar,Dessers,Okechukwu Azubiuki,Ovie Ejaria,James Igbekime,Felix Agu,Ozurnwafor,Calvin Bassey,Michael Oliseh.