Super Eagles two goals hero against Ethiopia, Victor Moses, came into the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa, thinking of the trophy, his son, Brentley and the Most Valuable Player award, but the tourney started on a dull note for him until Tuesday’s game.
He missed the first game against Burkina Faso due to knocks received in training and soon the rumour mills were awash with news that he was not fit for the championship.
The Chelsea star, was quoted by Eagles Media Officer, Ben Alaiya, as saying it will be terrific to be declared the Most Valuable Player of the Afcon tourney. “But, I prefer the team to win games than for me to be MVP, if both come to pass then all good and well”, he said at the start of the tourney.
Moses was also all the while thinking of his three months old son, Brentley, whom his girlfriend had during the countdown to the Nations Cup. He had said he wants to score goals for the new boy, for being so long away from him and his mother.
On Tuesday, he finally got the goals he wanted for the baby boy and when he was asked about it, he threw a bewitching smile and said ‘ofcourse for Brentley.
"I am dedicating the goals to my boy. I am so happy that I got the goals that qualified Nigeria to play in the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
"I want to do more and I am looking forward winning the trophy for my son," Moses revealed.
Moses also said he did not refuse to talk to the media at the end of the game against Ethiopia but was simply excited at scoring two goals in Africa’s show-piece tourney.
The Super Eagle resumed training on Wednesday evening at the Olympia Park in Rustenberg with many now looking up to Moses and his Chelsea teammate, John Mikel Obi as being among the players in the run-up to becoming the top players at the end of the tournament depending on how long Nigeria lasts at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.