Saturday, April 9, 2011

England Still After Moses For U-21 Duty

It has emerged that the moves by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to secure the allegiance of Wigan Athletic striker, Victor Moses, could face a few hurdles, as England are interested in still capping the youngster at the under21 level. has been informed that England's under21 national team manager, Stuart Pearce, spoke to the agent of the Wigan striker, Tony Finnigan, this week about the international future of Moses.

Pearce is said to have spoken to Finnigan over the possibility of the former Crystal Palace man joining up with the England under21s in preparation for the European and world championships.

Moses, 20, has been capped once by the England under21 selectors and nine times by selectors of the under19s, under17s and under16s at different times.

The striker has already expressed a strong desire to run out for Nigeria's Super Eagles.
Moses, to that effect, has trained with the Nigerian team to signify his interest in switching his international career from England to the West African nation.

His planned debut with the Nigerian seniors was put on hold during last month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia and international friendly against Kenya.

Acting General Secretary of the Nigerian FA, Musa Amadu, has declared that Moses' official switch is now dependent on the Football Association in England.

"We are waiting on the English FA to give the clearance to allow Victor Moses complete his international switch. On our own part, we have fulfilled every requirement of us and hopefully the issue will be rested soon," Amadu told

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