Nigeria international forward Victor Moses has said that he hopes to be fit for his side’s final group game against Argentina.
The 23-year-old was an unused substitute during the Super Eagles’ 1-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in their second Group F clash at the 2014 World Cup finals on Saturday.
Peter Odemwingie’s 29th-minute goal proved enough for Stephen Keshi’s side to pick up all three points at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba.
It was a perfect response from Nigeria to their goalless draw with Iran in their opening game of the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
Moses started the encounter against Iran at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, but was replaced by Shola Ameoboi on 52 minutes following a disappointing performance.
The Chelsea forward, who played on loan for Liverpool during the 2013-14 season, did not come on against Bosnia on Saturday and has now revealed that he is carrying a minor knock, writing on Sportlobster.com: ‘great win for us the lads were brilliant and the fans were amazing. I hope to be fit for the Argentina game after a small niggle #Nigeria’
great win for us the lads were brilliant and the fans were amazing. I hope to be fit for the Argentina game after ... http://t.co/CBZ9wwiqZu— Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) June 22, 2014
The draw saw Nigeria move up to second in Group F with four points from two matches, two points behind Argentina, who have already booked their place in the round of 16.
A draw in their final game at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre on June 25 will be enough for the African giants to progress from the group.
Whether Moses plays a part for Nigeria against Argentina remains to be seen. Having enjoyed two-and-a-half successful years at Wigan Athletic, the 23-year-old was snapped up by Chelsea in the summer of 2012.
However, the former Crystal Palace attacker failed to find his feet at Stamford Bridge and was sent out on loan to Liverpool last summer for the 2013-14 campaign. Even at Anfield, Moses could not make a big impressive.
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The World Cup will be crucial for Moses, and he should try to use the tournament in Brazil to make a case for himself if he wants to be in the plans of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho next season.