NFF: We Tried To Stop Gernot Rohr From Inviting Victor Moses For Algeria Clash


A top official of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that, they did almost all they could to stop Gernot Rohr from inviting Victor Moses for Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Algeria.


Moses scored a brace for Nigeria as they ran out 3-1 winners over Algeria to further strengthened their lead as group leaders in Group B of the CAF World Cup 2018 Qualifiers.

However some members of the Technical Committee were not in support of his invitation for the game, due to reports that he deliberately skipped the last game against Zambia in Ndola.

The Chelsea wing back called up injured after a league game for Chelsea, a week before Nigeria’s first World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Zambia, and some Nigerian felt he feigned injury to skip the tie.

” I must confess, some members of the Technical Committee myself inclusive never wanted Victor Moses in the team for the game against Algeria, but Rohr insist on him”, he told

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” Maybe we read the papers too much but we were convinced to an extent that he skipped the tie against Zambia deliberately but after his performance against Algeria, am glad Rohr ignored our pressure to drop him”.