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Moses: I don’t select games to play

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Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his country.

Moses, 26, made his Nigeria debut in 2012 when he changed his international allegiance after representing England at various age-grade levels.

He has since won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria and featured at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Moses played a key role in the draw and victory in back-to-back matches over Cameroon this month that moved Nigeria closer to qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

But the Chelsea wing-back said he was disappointed by the insinuations that he does not always want to play for his country.

« Yes, everyone says that I select games. I have heard it myself, » he told Nigerian radio.

« But it is what it is. I never run away from challenges. I love to play football, why would I run away from playing football? That is what we are meant to do, » he said.

« But people keep saying that I choose games for Nigeria… But I need to clear the air now, that is not true.

« If I have got an injury, I have got an injury. Whenever I want to play for Nigeria, I must be 100 percent, I want to give everything. But if I have got an injury, I don’t want to force myself because I am going to look stupid on the pitch. »

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Video: The 10 young talents lost by Africa in recent years

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Africa has not finished losing! In recent years, several young talents have burst the screen in Europe and have decided to stay there. From Renato Sanchez to Délé Ali via Ousmane Dembélé or Mbappé, they are many to repel Africa. We present you the 10 best ones.

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The day Emmanuel Adebayor thought of the worst

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The Togolese striker, who has gone through Arsenal and now plays Turkey in Başakşehir, said he had already thought about suicide because of his family.

In an interview with the So Foot magazine, the Togolese international returned to different moments of his career as well as on a few more private subjects including his rather complicated family situation which even led him one day to think about the worst. that is, suicide.

« When your family is against you and you work to make it out of misery, it’s hard, » he says to the French weekly. « I always told my little brothers that we were being manipulated by our families, I often change my number so that my family does not contact me. » They do not call to take news, but to ask me to That was the case after I fooled the ischios in Tottenham: they called me during my scan, wondering if I could pay for the little boy’s school, ask me about my health, first ! »

The 33-year-old has also played at other big clubs like Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham. The latter even received knife threats from one of his brothers. « Football in three to four years is over, » the striker admits again. « On the other hand, the family name remains, as well as the person, I have kept this for so many years, how many times have I had the idea of ​​committing suicide … I am disgusted to have passed it. that way, but I’m relieved to have emptied my bag. « 

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CHAN 2018: here is the draw of the phase of hens

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The Confederation of African Football has drawn lots for the CHAN 2018 group stage Friday in Rabat. Kenya, designated to host the event in place of Kenya, has inherited a group in the range compounded by Guinea, 4th of the previous edition, Sudan, third in 2011 and Mauritania, defender of Mali, finalist of the last edition.

Côte d’Ivoire was spared by the draw made by former Moroccan glory, Mustapha Hadji. The local Elephants will play in group B with Zambia, Uganda and Namibia, who will discover the competition. Group C is a bit higher. It is composed of Libya, the only winner of the competition this year, Nigeria, one of the favorites, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea, qualified for the first time.

Finally, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, defender of the title, the DRC, in the playoffs and Burkina Faso make up group D of this competition which brings together local players playing on the African continent from January 13 to 4 February 2018.

The draw:

Groupe A : Maroc, Guinée, Soudan, Mauritanie (à Casablanca)
Groupe B : Côte d’Ivoire, Zambie, Ouganda, Namibie (à Marrakech)
Groupe C : Libye, Nigeria, Rwanda, Guinée Equatoriale (à Tanger)
Groupe D : Angola, Cameroun, Congo, Burkina Faso (à Agadir)

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