President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, has praised Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses following his triumph in the Emirates FA Cup with Chelsea FC at the weekend.
Moses joined the elite list of Nigerian players to have won the Emirates FA Cup when he starred for Chelsea as they edged Manchester United 1-0 in the final on Saturday.
Other Nigerians who won the English FA Cup before Moses are John Fashanu, Daniel Amokachi, Nwankwo Kanu, John Utaka, Mikel John Obi and Alex Iwobi.
“I am happy for Victor Moses because this triumph sets him in a great mood and gives immense confidence for the FIFA World Cup in Russia,” Pinnick revealed in a media statement from the NFF on Monday.
“We have a number of friendly matches before the FIFA World Cup, but the big focus is on the finals starting next month.
“Victory in the FA Cup is good for Moses as he will come into camp buoyed in spirit, and that good feeling is bound to infect and affect the other players positively,” Pinnick said on Monday.
Pinnick also congratulated other Super Eagles’ players who finished the season on a high, and those who were instrumental to their clubs’ accomplishments during the season, stating that confidence is key to confronting the kind of opposition available at the FIFA World Cup.
The Chelsea wing-back will join his international team-mates in Uyo later this week, ahead of Monday’s international friendly against the Simba of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Harcourt.
The Super Eagles will then take on England at Wembley Stadium in London on 2nd June, before facing Czech Republic in Austria on 6th June in their final warm up game.
The team will camp for nine days at the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria before flying to their team base camp in Essentuki, Stavropol region of Russia on 11th June.