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The Chelsea midfielder was substituted in the match against Mali as team doctors look to get him ready for the championship game on Sunday

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Nigeria are hoping that Victor Moses will be fit enough to play in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations against Burkina Faso on Sunday.

The Chelsea forward was substituted in the second half of the semi final against Mali in Wednesday’s 4-1 win after pulling up with an injury to his ankle.

Moses created Nigeria’s first goal through a cross that was headed home by left back Elderson Echiejile.

The 22 year-old has played an influential part in the team’s progress throughout the competition and he will be sorely needed in their final encounter against the Stallions in Sunday’s game at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium.

Team media officer Ben Alaiya told Goal.com about the situation of the forward: “The doctors are working on him and he should be fit to play on Sunday.”

Moses missed the Super Eagles’ opening game of the tournament against Burkina Faso which ended 1-1.

Apart from him, the Super Eagles do not have any injury worries after their semi final game.

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