|Victor Moses watching from the bench as Nigeria defeated Ethiopia 4-0 during the African Cup of Nations qualifying match in Abuja on March 27, 2011.|
Nigeria announced on March 25, 2011 that England-based Nigerian forward Victor Moses, who plays for Wigan Athletic, will not play in March 27's Nations Cup qualifying match against Ethiopia in Abuja as FIFA is yet to approve his application to switch allegiance to Nigeria after he featured for England at Under-17 and Under-21 levels. But Nigeria plan to line him up for today's friendly match against Kenya. I hear he's a very good player, so watch out for him!
BTW, Victor's parents (who were Christian missionaries) were killed in Kaduna during one of those Muslim/Christian clashes in 2002 when Victor was just 11 years old. He was relocated to the UK by other family members immediately after his parents death.