Fast rising Chelsea winger, Victor Moses said that he has tune his mind for the tough and physical conditions of African football as the 2013 African Cup of Nations beckons the player.
Moses will be playing in his first competitive tournament with the Super Eagles that is if he is selected by coach Stephen Keshi for the South African soccer show piece, which begins for the Eagles with a game against Burkina Faso on January 21.
Moses made his debut for the Eagles February 2012 against Rwanda and has played six times for Nigeria. He scored two goals, and those were against Liberia in the 6-1 thrashing the Eagles handed the Lone Star in their last Nations Cup qualifying match in Calabar. Moses stated that he has a strong mentality ahead of the tournament.
“You have to be strong and determined to do well against an African side and I am already tuning my mind to the tackles and strong challenges in all the matches.
“But I think I am equal to the task because I am also a strong player.
Moses also claims the Super Eagles boss Stephen Keshi has built a competitive squad for the tournament and feels his side are one of the strong contenders for the title.
“Stephen Keshi has been able to build the fighting spirit in us and Nigerians will see a new team during the Africa Cup of Nations. I want to give everything in all the matches and I know all the players that will be selected will also be ready to die for Nigeria if need be,” the winger added.