By John EGBOKHAN
Eagles forward Victor Moses is in the mood for next weekend’s 2014 World Cup playoffs against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.
The African champions travel to play the Walya Antelopes on October 13 at the Addis Ababa Stadium, which has a capacity of 35,000 fans. It is a first leg final round encounter, with the reverse fixture holding on November 16 at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
Having been instrumental in the bid of the Eagles to qualify for the Brazil soccer fiesta, the on-loan Liverpool hitman, said on his twitter handle that he was optimistic that the Eagles would nick a win away from home.
“I’m feeling in the mood for the match against the Ethiopians. I am confident that we will defeat them if we play to our strength”, said Moses, whose two penalty goals eliminated Ethiopia from the group stage of last Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
And to get him in prime mood for the crunch game in the East African nation, Moses will tomorrow hope to feature for Liverpool in their EPL match against CrystalPalace at Anfield.
Liverpool, with 13 points, are second on the log and an home win would see them leapfrog Arsenal at least for 24 hours as the Gunners are on the road to play West Brom on Sunday at the Hawthorns.
With Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez looking like the perfect striking combination for Coach Brendan Rodgers, Moses, who has netted one goal in his fledgling Liverpool career, is fired up to make an significant impression if he gets to feature tomorrow.
Rodgers said he expects Moses to be an Anfield hit in his first season and the pacy Nigerian winger is already relishing the task for club and country.
In Eagles most recent World Cup match against the Flames of Malawi on October 7 in Calabar, Moses and Emmanuel Emenike scored in the 2-0 win. Both players are amongst the list of 23 billed to travel to Addis Ababa next Thursday for the game.